WHILE the end of festival season and summer signals a quiet period for many musicians, for Frank Turner, it’s where the hard work starts.
The Bahrain-born singer/songwriter is preparing to head out on his biggest UK tour to date this autumn, to coincide with the release of his latest single, Long Live The Queen, on October 20.
The former Million Dead frontman penned the track about his close friend Lexi, who died from cancer.
He will be donating a third of the single’s revenue to Breast Cancer Campaign.
Long Live The Queen is taken from Frank’s second album Love Ire & Song, which was released back in March.
It was the highest new entry at Number 5 in the Independent Chart and combines both folk and punk.
Zane Lowe has supported the release, having booked Frank in for a session on his Radio 1 show last week. .
Later this year, Frank will be releasing an extra special edition CD encapsulating the past three years of his work.
Before he heads out on his UK tour during October and November, Frank will make a quick trip to the USA to release Love Ire & Song over there and perform on two tours as support act to Fake Problems and Chuck Ragan.
He will hit his UK tour fresh from those gigs. If you want to catch him, watch out for the following local dates:
The Cockpit, Leeds – October 21. Starts 7pm, entry £8.
Manchester Academy 3 – October 24. Starts 8pm, entry £8.50.
For more information go to www.frank-turner.com or www.myspace.com/frankturner.