Saturday, 26 February 2011

This May: Frank Tourner

Ahaha. Puns.

Hello from my parents' dining room, where I'm enjoying the rare occasion of a Saturday with little to do. The previous two I spent in Tampa, the one before that I took my Dad to White Hart Lane for a belated Christmas treat, the three before that were spent on tour, the two prior to that involved house guests, the one before that was Christmas Day, and I could go on forever and ever and ever..

Still, at least I'll never say I've not lived life to the full, though at the minute I'm having some down time. The only plans I have coming up involve a trip back to Florida in April, the rescheduled Kingston gig on April 2nd, the Josaka birthday party in Reading on 12th March and the small matter of the first of the recording sessions for the second album next Sunday. I heard from (long-time engineer) Matt Bew the other day, and he seems generally excited. It's always good news when the man behind the desk is enthused.

Oh yes, and then there's the small matter of my 30th birthday in May and, finally, after all these years, me and Frank Turner are hitting the road as part of his An Audience With.. tour spanning 21 days and taking in some intimate venues in the run-up to his just-announced fourth studio album England Keep My Bones. Not only that, but main support is provided by Franz Nicolay, ex of the Hold Steady, and currently of Franz Nicolay. I believe I'm opening all of these shows, and here they are:

10 DUNDEE Doghouse
12 BRIGHTON Great Escape Festival
13 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
14 LANCASTER Library
15 CHESTER Telford's Warehouse
16 LEEDS Brudenell
18 MANCHESTER Night & Day Cafe
19 LIVERPOOL Sound City - Cathedral Crypt
20 STOKE Sugarmill
23 GLOUCESTER Guildhall
24 BRISTOL St George's
25 BATH Komedia
26 KINGSTON New Slang
27 CAMBRIDGE St Paul's Church
28 NORWICH Playfest
29 PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms
30 WINCHESTER Railway Inn

Tickets go onsale on Monday morning, 28th February, 9am. Get them while they're hot!

b. x

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