FRANK TURNER returns with a new single an a run of live shows throughout the Summer.
'The Gathering', which features guest appearances from JASON ISBELL and MUSE's Dom Howard, voices the frustrations that we've all felt at the absence of live music over the past year and heralds the removal of restrictions and hopeful return to some kind of normality in the coming months.
To make good on this declaration, Turner and his label Xtra Mile will be staging a series of special outdoor shows throughout the Summer.
“At a time when the pandemic has wreaked havoc all across the live music industry, I feel like it's important to get back to the basics - playing live music to entertain a crowd," he says. "This summer, with Xtra Mile and friends, I'm taking the punk approach - do it yourself, find a way. I can't wait.”
The shows will feature a full supporting cast drawn from the Xtra Mile roster and varying from gig to gig, including Skinny Lister, Johnny Lloyd, Pet Needs, Ducking Punches, Non Canon, Deux Furieuses, Berries, Guise and Samantics. Turner will be playing in a duo with Matt Nasir except where noted...
19 – Bideford, The Big Sheep
20 – Bideford, The Big Sheep
26 – Frome, Cheese & Grain
27 – Frome, Cheese & Grain
8 – Liverpool, Top Rope Brewery - competition winners only
17 – Gloucester, Llanthony Secunda Priory
18 – Gloucester, Llanthony Secunda Priory
21 – Manchester, Urmston Sports Club (full band show)
3 – Hull, Zebedees Yard
Tickets for all shows are available here.