The Welsh comedian opens up about his first tour in seven years.
British troubadour Frank Turner has announced a run of 9 dates across the UK, including two night at London’s recently refurbished Alexandra Palace Theatre.
The No Man’s Land Tour 2019 will see Turner play two sets per night; one solo and one unplugged accompanied by his band, The Sleeping Souls.
The dates celebrate the forthcoming release of Frank Turner’s eighth studio album, No Man’s Land, due on the 16 August 2019 through Xtra Mile Recordings and Polydor Records.
No Man’s Land tells the stories of influential women whose tales have been overshadowed throughout history. Produced by Catherine Marks, the album features an all-female cast of musicians accompanying Frank. Accompanying the record, Frank Turner recently unveiled the Tales From No Man’s Land podcast, and new track The Death of Dora Hand.
Recent live shows, including performances at Glastonbury Festival and 2000trees Festival, have seen Frank perform Sister Rosetta live, honouring the true creator of rock and roll, Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
“It’s bringing together my two main interests in life, which have always been separate from each other,” Frank explains. “History and songwriting.”
The two special sets will take place in fully seated venues. “For this tour, I thought it would be good to give the new album some proper attention,” Frank says, “so the first set of mine of the night will be a solo run through some of those songs and stories; once the Souls are up with me, we’re playing around with a slightly more stripped back, thoughtful folk approach to some of the older material, which feels different and powerful. Looking forward to sharing a slightly different show with everyone for this run.”
His headline dates will kick off in Scotland’s Dunfermline on 22 November 2019, running through to a second night at London’s Alexandra Palace Theatre on 3 December 2019.
Here are those dates in full:
22 November 2019 – Alhambra Theatre, Dumfermline
24 November 2019 – St David’s Hall, Cardiff
25 November 2019 – O2 Guildhall, Southampton
26 November 2019 – Opera House, Manchester
27 November 2019 – O2 City Hall, Newcastle
29 November 2019 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
30 November 2019 – Alexandra Palace Theatre, London
1 December 2019 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
3 December 2019 – Alexandra Palace Theatre, London
Tickets for Frank Turner’s newly announced headline shows will be available from 11:00 on Friday 19 July 2019 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.