Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls have announced a 20 date long UK ‘Get Better’ Tour that will include his 2000th show at Nottingham Rock City on December 15th. The singer/songwriter has released six full LP’s to date, and another two with his former post-hardcore band Million Dead. Having toured each of these albums has built Turner into one of the most veteran touring musicians, not just in Britain, but in the world.
The king of British poetic folk punk star is also set to release his debut documentary Get Better which will focus on the last year of Turner’s tour with the Sleeping Souls. Directed by Ben Morse, the one off stream of the documentary will also feature a live streamed Q&A and one-off solo performance in Leicester Square.
Supporting The Sleeping Souls throughout their upcoming tour is Esmé Patterson, whose follow-up to 2014′s Woman to Woman, was released on Xtra Mile Recordings back in June titled We Were Wild. Fans of Frank’s music will recognize Esmé’s voice from Positive Songs For Negative People’s ‘Silent Key’, an emotional anthem from 2015′s Positive Songs for Negative People, envisioning the crew of the Challenger Space Shuttle surviving the initial destruction of their ship. Esmé will be performing the track with Frank throughout the tour, making it one of the only opportunities fans will get to see the track performed as it was originally recorded.
The tour is also hosting the charity Safe Gigs For Women, who promote safe and comfortable environments at live music venues for all. Also, £1 of every ticket sale proceeds will go to War Child UK, who support and protect children whose lives have been disrupted by war and conflict.
The remaining dates on the Get Better tour are as follows:
23 Nov Doncaster Dome
25 Nov Coventry The Empire- Sold Out
26 Nov Cardiff The Great Hall- Sold Out
27 Nov Oxford New Theatre
28 Nov Exeter The Great Hall
30 Nov Reading Hexagon- Sold Out
1 Dec Leeds University Refectory- Sold Out
2 Dec Aberdeen The Garage- Sold Out
3 Dec Edinburgh Usher Hall
5 Dec Scunthorpe Baths Hall
6 Dec Warrington Parr Hall- Sold Out
7 Dec Newcastle Northumbria University
9 Dec Nottingham Rock City – Sold Out
10 Dec Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
11 Dec Norwich UAE- Sold Out
12 Dec Guildford G-Live- Sold Out
14 Dec Portsmouth The Guildhall
15 December Nottingham Rock City 2000th gig- Sold Out
For all remaining tickets, please visit http://frank-turner.com/live-gigs/
For more information on the two charities, you can click their names above for links to their websites where you can find more information.
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