Frank Turner The evening of Friday the 13th of April, 2012, saw English folk-punk troubadour Frank Turner play to a 12,000 strong sell-out crowd at London's Wembley Arena.

With Essex-born folk-punk legend Billy Bragg on main support, Turner and his band, The Sleeping Souls, have garnered excellent reviews from across the British press in the subsequent days, with notable write-ups in The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, and The Guardian.

The Guardian's Caroline Sullivan summed up her review as follows:

Though the rise of the anti-capitalist movement has undoubtedly sent many new followers Turner's way – his current album, England Keep My Bones, nearly went Top 10 – his set finds a surprising amount of room for the personal as well as the political. For every rasped-out call to arms such as Love, Ire & Song ("Let's be heroes, let's be martyrs, let's be radical thinkers," it commands hopefully), there's a nostalgic Wessex Boy, whose Mumfordian jauntiness is heightened by female backing singers. Yet the show is laced with reminders that Turner – a sweary bundle of energy in waistcoat and jeans – is as committed as ever. A duet with Bragg on The Times They Are A-Changin' feels like the anointing of a new generation of protest-rockers. It will be interesting to see if Turner can make a difference.

Turner has also announced an eighteen date UK tour.

Date City/Town Venue
11th Nov Nottingham Rock City
12th Nov Leeds O2 Academy
13th Nov Liverpool O2 Academy
14th Nov Swansea Brangwyn Hall
15th Nov Reading Hexagon
17th Nov Newcastle O2 Academy
18th Nov Edinburgh HMV Picturehouse
19th Nov Sheffield O2 Academy
20th Nov Norwich Open
22nd Nov Margate Winter Gardens
23rd Nov Wolverhampton Civic Hall
24th Nov Leamington Spa Assembly
25th Nov Lincoln Engine Shed
26th Nov Oxford O2 Academy
28th Nov Brighton Corn Exchange
29th Nov Southampton Guildhall
30th Nov Truro Truro Hall
1st Dec Bath Pavilion

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