Frank Turner will headline at Manchester Academy 2 next month, one of nine UK headline dates.  As well as the Manchester gig he will also be performing at festivals including Glastonbury, 2000 Trees and Latitude.

The tour lands in support of Frank Turner’s recently released tenth album Undefeated.  Speaking at the time of release Frank Turner explained about hitting the tenth album mark, “There are no clichés about the difficult 10th album, so in some ways, that’s a liberating statement. But at the same time, I have a duty to justify writing and releasing a 10th album. That’s a lot of records for anybody. Also, I’m 42. Which is not a sexy, rock’n’roll age. But all through my career, I’ve been interested in writers like Loudon Wainwright III or The Hold Steady, people who write about adulthood, essentially.”

Undefeated found Frank Turner veering between youthful outspokenness and surviving midlife challenges.  It addresses the classic dilemmas and troubles that eventually come around –  Who you are versus who you wanted to be in your youth; life-altering love; fading friendships; wistful nostalgia; the mental fallout and political consequences that still linger from the pandemic era; and even backache.  The album marks the follow up to Frank Turner’s first number one UK album, 2022’s FTHC.

When does Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls headline at Manchester Academy 2?

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls headlines at Manchester Academy 2 on 14 July 2024.  The Manchester gig is one of nine UK headline dates he is playing.

14 July – Manchester, Academy 2
15 July – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
16 July – Glasgow, Garage
18 July – Southampton, 1865
19 July – Birmingham, Academy 2
20 July – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
22 July – Cardiff, Tramshed
23 July – Oxford, O2 Academy 2
24 July – Norwich, Epic Studios

The Meffs will support Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls on his UK tour.

Image of Frank Turner courtesy Shannon Shumaker