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Frank Turner will visit Southampton on the 1st of May

Frank Turner is heading to the UK to present his new album Be more Kind, stopping at Southampton O2 Guildhall on Tuesday the 1st of May. Two years have passed since the singer-songwriter toured around the country, but his fans know the wait is worth it.

Be More Kind is Turner’s 7th studio album. The album consists of 13 tracks and will be released on May 4th. In the meantime, you can listen to the first track he has released, 1933. Furious guitars and an angry Frank meet halfway through, blending in a perfect punk melody that, we can anticipate, will have everyone at maximum excitement levels. The songwriter wanted a change from his last album, seeking to create a more rock-led with drips of electro-pop. “I have an obscure corner of my music taste where I’m into glitch electronic music and Warp Records,” says Turner.

Be More Kind was written in the wake of the 2016 United States presidential election, hence we can expect to find some political influence in the lyrics. Turner himself has never put himself down as a political musician, but states “it’s an album that addresses the world as it is, much more so than the last few records I’ve made, but it’s not a Billy Bragg record, it’s not a Rage Against The Machine record.”

The album promises to be one of the greatest surprises of 2018 and we are eagerly awaiting its release. The Be More Kind World Tour will begin in April, playing to over 200,000 people across the UK, the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. See below the tour dates.

Be More Kind UK and Ireland Tour Dates 

APRIL
13th     Manchester             Academy
15th    Dublin                     The Academy
16th     Dublin                    The Academy
18th     Belfast                    The Limelight
20th     Aberdeen                The Garage
21st     Edinburgh               Liquid Room
22nd    Newcastle                O2 Academy
24th     Sheffield                 O2 Academy
25th     Liverpool                 O2 Academy
27th     Bristol                     O2 Academy
28th     Exeter Uni               Great Hall
30th     Cambridge               Corn Exchange

MAY
1st        Southampton          Guildhall
2nd       Southend Cliffs        Pavilion
4th        Leicester                O2 Academy
5th        Oxford                   O2 Academy
8th        Hull                       City Hall
9th        Norwich                 UEA

Tickets go on sale on Friday 2nd of February at 10.00am and are available from Turner’s official website with a special fan pre-sale starting now here.

Be More Kind is available in a variety of formats including limited edition boxset and transparent vinyl. You can pre-order here. See the album’s track-list below.

Be More Kind Track Listing 

 

  1. Don’t Worry
  2. 1933
  3. Little Changes
  4. Be More Kind
  5. Make America Great Again
  6. Going Nowhere
  7. Brave Face
  8. There She Is
  9. 21st Century Survival Blues
  10. Blackout
  11. Common Ground
  12. The Lifeboat
  13. Get It Right

 

 

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