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Frank Turner Announces New Album “Be More Kind” + Worldwide Tour

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After days of teasing fans with cryptic photos, Frank Turner has announced his new album, Be More Kind, will be released on May 4th. The album’s title comes as inspiration from a Clive James poem, with Turner commenting;

“A lot of older, wiser people tend to say things like that, that the things that come out in the wash at the end of a human life are the way you treated the people around you. In the modern world, that’s a lesson that all of us, myself included could do to learn.”

The album announcement was also coupled with the reveal of a full world tour, with initial dates as follows:

Fri April 13 2018 – MANCHESTER Academy
Sun April 15 2018 – DUBLIN Academy
Wed April 18 2018 – BELFAST Limelight
Fri April 20 2018 – ABERDEEN Garage
Sat April 21 2018 – EDINBUGH Liquid Room
Sun April 22 2018 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 Academy Newcastle
Tue April 24 2018 – SHEFFIELD O2 Academy Sheffield
Wed April 25 2018 – LIVERPOOL O2 Academy Liverpool
Fri April 27 2018 – BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
Sat April 28 2018 – EXETER Uni Great Hall
Mon April 30 2018 – CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Tue May 01 2018 – SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
Wed May 02 2018 – SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion
Fri May 04 2018 – LEICESTER O2 Academy Leicester
Sat May 05 2018 – OXFORD O2 Academy Oxford
Tue May 08 2018 – HULL City Hall
Wed May 09 2018 – NORWICH UEA
Fri May 11 2018 – LONDON Roundhouse
Sat May 12 2018 – LONDON Roundhouse
Sun May 13 2018 – LONDON Roundhouse
Mon May 14 2018 – LONDON Roundhouse

While full tour dates haven’t been announced just yet, fans can pre-order the album for special access to the UK/EU dates and limited signed formats here. (US & rest of the world, stay tuned)!

Also released was the album’s first single, “1933”, a political punk anthem that reflects on the events of 2016’s political climate. In an interview with NME, Turner says about the song:

“1933 was the year that the Nazis took power in Germany. Obviously I’m quite consciously aware of Godwin’s Law and the idea that mentioning the Nazis gets pretty tired in principled debate pretty quickly. But it still, nevertheless, seemed like it was a turning point which in and of itself didn’t necessarily seem apocalyptic at the time – in 1933 I’m not sure that anybody in Germany was thinking of 1945 and yet they were inextricably linked. The year 2016 in particular felt quite momentous to me, it was a threatening year, and it’s a song that was written when we were touring in the USA in the summer of 2016 while the election campaign was ongoing.”

Take a listen:

Turner will also be tuning in to Facebook live for a special Q&A at 2:33 EST/ 7:33 pm London time tonight, January 29th.

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