Frank Turner will be releasing Last Minutes and Lost Evenings on October 2nd. This is a collection of songs hand picked by Frank to introduce new fans to his music. This will be bundled with a full DVD release of his Wembley show. Check the replies for the full press release.
Singer-songwriter Frank Turner has had an extraordinary two-years in his native England. Heralded as "The people's prince of punk poetry" by the NME, he has amassed a huge and adoring fan base, breakthrough radio hits and a sold out headlining show at Wembley Arena (documented in a thrilling new DVD). It all reached a crescendo with a historic performance at the biggest show on earth, the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.
In the states Turner remains, for the time being, an emerging star on the verge of a breakthrough similar to those experienced by like artists The Gaslight Anthem and Dropkick Murphys. After opening for Social Distortion, The Offspring along with the before mentioned Dropkicks and Gaslight Anthem as well as completing a triumphant 2012 headline tour, word of Turner is spreading across the US.
To help the process along, we would like to offer a special introduction to the man and his music. Last Minutes and Lost Evenings delivers 15 songs, a riveting mix of standards and rarities hand-picked by Turner to get American fans off on the right foot.
Bundled with a full DVD of his groundbreaking Wembley show – almost two hours of music, with plenty of rousing sing-alongs and folk-punk fury from Frank’s amazing band The Sleeping Souls – Last Minutes and Lost Evenings is a record longtime fans will cherish. For stateside fans just hearing of Frank Turner, it’s an ideal introduction.
Last Minutes and Lost Evenings Track Listing:
I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous
I Still Believe
Try This At Home
The Real Damage
Reasons Not To Be An Idiot
Sons Of Liberty
Long Live The Queen
The Next Round
The Ballad Of Me & My Friends
2012-09-06 Royale Boston MA
2012-09-07 Royale Boston MA
09-09 Boston City Hall Plaza Boston MA
09-10 Mr. Smalls Theatre Pittsburgh PA
09-11 St Andrews Hall Detroit MI
09-12 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights OH
09-16 Varsity Theatre Minneapolis MN
09-17 Granada Theater Lawrence KS
09-18 The Summit Music Hall Denver CO
09-20 House of Blues Anaheim CA
09-21 The Crescent Ballroom Phoenix AZ
09-22 Launch Pad Albuquerque NM
09-24 Fitzgerald’s Houston TX
09-25 The Parish New Orleans LA
09-26 Masquerade Atlanta GA
09-28 Rams Head Live Baltimore MD
09-29 Webster Hall New York NY
09-30 Webster Hall New York NY
10-27 THE FEST Gainesville FL
10-28 THE FEST Gainesville FL
Frank is doing two fest shows? Wonder what that is going to be like. Maybe a solo afternoon slot on Sunday with just Frank, a guitar and a ton of sweaty drunken punks and then a more standard show Saturday night? Not that I'm complaining...
So, there's no songs from England, Keep My Bones? Bummer. However, I am incredibly stoked to see him at Fest. Dude sells out Wembley and plays at the Olympics, yet he manages to play at hole-in-the-wall bars and the likes in the States.