Folk-rock singer, Frank Turner has announced the details of his sixth album, Positive Songs for Negative People, alongside the album’s lead single ‘The Next Storm’ and an 11 date UK tour starting in November.
The album will feature an appearance from singer songwriter, Esmé Patterson, in a song about Christa Mcauliffe – a primary school teacher who died in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986. The album also includes a track called ‘The Angel Islington’, which is intended as a sequel of sorts to ‘Broken Piano’ – the last track of Turner’s 2013 record, Tape Deck Heart.
Turner recently told NME that he was happy with the album’s sound overall; “I’m really happy with the production… I knew I wanted it to be a live, raw record. The missing piece of the puzzle was [producer]Butch Walker. I play electric guitar on more than half the record.”
An 11 date headline tour has also been announced, beginning on 5th November in Llandudno, Wales. This concert will be followed immediately after, with a gig at our very own O2 Guildhall. The final stop of the tour will be at London’s Alexandra Palace.
The full list of dates and venues are as follows:
5th – Llandudno Venue Cymru Arena
6th -Southampton Guildhall
9th – Falmouth Princess Pavillion
13th – Glasgow Barrowland
14th – Newcastle University
15th – Nottingham Rock City
18th – Birmingham Academy
19th – Sheffield Academy
21st – Bristol Colston Hall
23rd – Manchester Academy
26th – London Alexandra Palace
The singer also recently confirmed that he will be appearing for a ninth consecutive time at the Reading and Leeds festivals this year, setting an official record. He will be headlining the Festival Republic stage in a solo performance without his band, The Sleeping Souls.
Watch the video for ‘The Next Storm’, the first single from Positive Songs for Negative People below.