With the folk troubadour announcing his first full band show in the city in four years, Getintothis’ Shaun Ponsonby finds out what to expect.
Well known for being a massively energetic performer, Turner is a hugely popular live attraction. A signifier of this is that the upcoming Get Better Tour – named after a track on Turner’s most recent album – will take in a whopping 20 cities throughout November and December, amounting to Turner & The Sleeping Soul’s second full length UK trek since the release of last year’s Positive Songs For Negative People.
Last weekend, Turner also set a new record by performing at the Reading and Leeds Festivals for the 10th consecutive year, performing as a very special guest Main Stage opener.
Despite appearing at the Palm House over the summer, and an appearance at Central Library last November, this will be Turner’s first full-band show in the city in four years.
In addition, Turner has partnered with Plus 1 so that £1 from every ticket sale goes to War Child, a charity supporting children and families affected by conflict and striving for a world where no child’s life is torn apart by war.
Turner said, “I’m very happy to be working with Plus 1 on this tour. £1 from every ticket goes to the good people at War Child, supporting children and families in communities affected by war all over the world. It feels right to use part of what I do to support such a good cause.”
Update: Due to demand, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls‘ show at the O2 Academy has been upgraded to Mountford Hall. All original tickets remain valid.
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls – Get Better UK Tour Dates
Fri 18: Salisbury City Hall
Mon 21: Liverpool Guild of Students, Mountford Hall *Venue Upgrade*
Tue 22: Carlisle Sands Centre
Wed 23: Doncaster Dome
Fri 25: Coventry Empire
Sat 26: Cardiff The Great Hall
Sun 27: Oxford New Theatre
Mon 28: Exeter The Great Hall
Wed 30: Reading Hexagon
Thu 1: Leeds University Refectory
Fri 2: Aberdeen The Garage
Sat 3: Edinburgh Usher Hall
Mon 5: Scunthorpe Baths Hall
Tue 6: Warrington Parr Hall
Wed 7: Newcastle Northumbria Uni
Fri 9: Nottingham Rock City
Sat 10: De La Warr Pavilion
Sun 11: Norwich UEA
Mon 12: Guildford G Live
Wed 14: Portsmouth Guildhall