Rounding off an exceptional year that has included a huge sold out UK tour culminating at Hammersmith Apollo, Main Stage sets at Reading and Leeds, winning two AIM Awards for Best Live Act and Hardest Working Act and a chart bothering album, Frank Turner sees new single ‘Wessex Boy’ storm the radio playlists and announces an extra special guest for his biggest headline show to date at London’s Wembley Arena for April 2012.
The third single to be lifted from the Top 12 album ‘England Keep My Bones’, ‘Wessex Boy’ encapsulates the album’s feeling of nostalgia, reminiscing about home towns and re-visiting cosy childhood memories after a long time away. Just added to the Radio 1 B-list, 6Music A-list and XFM daytime playlist it provides the perfect seasonal soundtrack as the winter nights draw in and attention is turned to going home for Christmas.
Looking towards 2012 and details of Frank Turner’s Friday the 13th at Wembley Arena can be announced. Having already sold well over half of the tickets Frank can take great pleasure to announce that the one and only Billy Bragg will be special guest, and the incomparable talents of Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip will open the show.
It’s going to be a corker!
Friday 13th April 2012 London Wembley Arena 0844 815 0815
Tickets are on sale: http://www.gigsandtours.com/?a=frank+turner&site=frankturner
Early next year will see the general release of Frank’s ‘Second Three Years’ – a collection of live tracks, sessions, cover versions, b-sides and lost songs from the past three years. Out on 16th January 2012 it features live recordings of the traditional folk song ‘Barbara Allen’ from Shepherd’s Bush and the show-stopping ‘Father’s Day’ from Union Chapel both in 2009; covers versions of Springsteen, Nirvana, NOFX and Flanders & Swann to name a few as well as session tracks from Radio 1 and the bonus tracks featured on the limited deluxe edition of ‘England Keep My Bones’.
Live reviews from UK headline tour:
“The singer-songwriter is finally graduating from a cult concern to a mainstream success.” Evening Standard 4/5
“For singer soon to headline Wembley Arena, Frank Turner has remained remarkably under the radar. That, you suspect is where the 29-year-old from Hampshire would be happy to stay. His fans, however are having none of it.” Times 4/5
“…the former Million Dead frontman turned rabble rousing solo singer songwriter inspires overhead handclaps and massed chants to every single song, and a phenomenal atmosphere of togetherness and unity.” Independent on Sunday
Reviews of ‘England Keep My Bones’:
“Turner proves himself an accomplished and impassioned storyteller. Stirring stuff.” Q 4 stars
"a fearless venture for an artist with something interesting to say" 8/10 NME
"The wonderfully titled England Keep My Bones’ features some of the finest songs Frank has yet written." 4/5 Kerrang!
"One of the UK’s greatest songwriting talents…these songs will be soundtracking many of our lives for years to come."Rocksound 9/10
"The high priest of protest song sings on." Evening Standard 3/5
"Four albums into his solo career…"folk punk" man looks poised for a breakout beyond his loyal following." Observer
"this is an exuberant yet quietly sophisticated triumph" BBC online