Frank Turner Plays Surprise Gig Ahead Of UK Tour

How on earth did I miss this! Earlier on this year I saw Frank Turner perform at the mecca of all British musicians, Wembley Arena, and last night he only turned up on my doorstep right here in the shire. Well not literally on my doorstep, but he wasn’t too far away!

In the track ‘Rivers’ taken from his latest album ‘England Keep My Bones’, Frank Turner sings “Countless lives were lived and lingered in the Cotswolds and the Fells.” So to celebrate the eve of his UK tour commencing tonight in Leeds, Turner returned to the sweetheart of the Cotswolds to play an intimate gig in Cheltenham.

The gig marked the fifth anniversary of independent record shop Rise at The Frog and Fiddle, with other performances from Sonic Boom Six, Jim Lockey and The Solemn Sun, Imperial Leisure and Fighting Friction.

Following his surprise headline set Frank Turner tweeted: @fthc Lots of fun in Cheltenham last night. Now heading to Nottingham with @jlandtss and @Gregorynolan to meet@_sleepingsouls and start tour!

The giant tour will be his longest one in years and comes just after wrapping up his upcoming fifth album due for release next year.

Sporting a dashing moustache for the Movember cause this year, you can catch Frank Turner live at the following dates. Get tickets fast though as they’re selling out quick!

11 Nottingham, Rock City
12 Leeds, O2 Academy
13 Liverpool, O2 Academy
14 Swansea, Brangwyn Hall
15 Reading, Hexagon
17 Newscastle, O2 Academy
18 Edinburgh, HMV Picture House
19 Sheffield, O2 Academy
20 Norwich, UEA
22 Margate, Winter Gardens
23 Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
24 Leamington Spa, Assembly
25 Lincoln, Engine Shed
26 Oxford, O2 Academy
28 Brighton, Corn Exchange
29 Southampton, Guildhall
30 Truro, Hall For Cornall

01 Bath, Pavillion
03 Isle Of Man, Villa Marina,
04 Bangor, Academy
06 Cork, Cypress Avenue
07 Galway, Roisin Dubh
08 Belfast, Limelight
09 Dublin, Whelans
10 Dundee, Fat Sams
11 Inverness, Ironworks
12 Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
20 London, The O2, supported by The Pogues


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