Frank Turner announces Manchester Opera House gig

Manchester gigs - Frank Turner - image credit Ben Morse

Frank Turner has announced details of a 9 date UK tour including an intimate date at Manchester Opera House in November.

The tour comes in support of his forthcoming eighth album No Man’s Land which is due out on 16 August.


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The album has been produced by Catherine Marks and features an all-female cast of musicians.  The album is dedicated to the fascinating stories of women whose incredible lives have all to often been overlooked as a result of their gender.  No Man’s Land is accompanied a new 13 part podcast series Tales From No Man’s Land.



The women featured on No Man’s Land come from across wide geographical and historical lines. They include Byzantine princess Kassiani (The Hymn of Kassiani), Egyptian feminist activist Huda Sha’arawi (The Lioness), and Resusci Anne (Rescue Annie) an apocryphal drowned virgin whose face was used as the model for the medical CPR mannequin across the world. There’s the serial killer from the Deep South who plucked her victims from lonely hearts pages (Nannie Doss), the jazz-obsessed heiress who fought for the Free French (Nica Rothschild) and a rowdy coach house landlady from 17th century Camden Town accused of witchcraft (Jinny Bingham).

The new tour will see Frank Turner putting a new twist on his live set up, featuring a solo set followed by an unplugged band performance in seated venues.  Speaking about the tour, he commented, “For this tour, I thought it would be good to give the new album some proper attention, so the first set of mine of the night will be a solo run through some of those songs and stories; once the Souls are up with me, we’re playing around with a slightly more stripped back, thoughtful folk approach to some of the older material, which feels different and powerful. Looking forward to sharing a slightly different show with everyone for this run.”

When does Frank Turner perform at Manchester Opera House?

Frank Turner performs at Manchester Opera House on 26 November 2019.  The Manchester gig is one of nine UK dates he is performing:
22 November   –   Dumfermline, Alhambra Theatre
24 November   –   Cardiff, St David’s Hall
25 November   –   Southampton, O2 Guildhall
26 November   –   Manchester, Manchester Opera House
27 November   –   Newcastle, O2 City Hall
29 November   –   Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion
30 November   –   London, Alexandra Palace
1 December   –   Birmingham, Symphony Hall
3 December   –   London, Alexandra Palace

When do tickets for Frank Turner’s UK tour go on sale?

Tickets for Frank Turner’s UK tour go on sale on 19 July 2019.



Manchester gigs – Frank Turner – image credit Ben Morse

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