October 2 2014 Latest news:
By Alan Davies
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Frank Turner has announced a new UK tour for September, including another concert in Hertfordshire.
The folk-punk troubadour, and his band The Sleeping Souls, will be visiting the county for a third time in as many months in September.
Following his main stage performance at Knebworth Park’s massive Sonisphere Festival earlier this month, and August’s headline slot at Hertfordshire festival Standon Calling 2014, the former vocalist of post-hardcore quartet Million Dead will be appearing live at the Alban Arena, in St Albans, on Monday, September 15.
Having played the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony and headlined both Wembley Arena and O2 Arena, two of the capital’s biggest venues, Turner is visiting smaller concert halls on his latest tour.
Turner’s fourth album, 2011’s England Keep My Bones, sold more than 100,000 copies and entered the UK charts at number 12.
Its follow-up, last year’s Tape Deck Heart, has sold 200,000 copies and entered the charts at number two.
“Since the release of Tape Deck Heart everything has been pretty frantic,” said Turner, who won Celebrity Mastermind earlier this year answering questions on Iron Maiden as his specialist subject.
“The band and I have been around the world more times than I can count.”
Not even an injury to his back could derail Turner and his band’s tireless work ethic – he played 73 shows with two slipped discs.
He also performed a sold-out pre-Reading Festival show at The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield last year, despite his back problems.
“It’s been exhausting, but everything has notched up a gear,” said Turner.
“I’m excited to get to work on the next record.”
Tickets for Frank Turner’s St Albans gig cost £22.50 and go on sale from the Alban Arena box office tomorrow (Friday).
Online booking for the show opens at 9am on 18 July 18 and the venue is anticipating a high demand for tickets.
The Alban Arena (@albanarena) tweeted: “DON’T FORGET @frankturner tickets go on sale this Friday. … Be quick. They WILL sell out!”