Frank Turner has revealed details of his forthcoming sixth LP ‘Positive Songs For Negative People.’
The folk-punk singer-songwriter releases his new album on August 6 via Polydor. The album follows on from 2013’s ‘Tape Deck Heart’.
Turner announced further details of ‘Positive Songs For Negative People’ today (June 15) along with the album’s lead single ‘The Next Storm’. Watch the new video below.
Discussing the upcoming album’s sound, Turner previously told NME, “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.” The LP was recorded in nine days in Nashville at the end of 2014. “I play electric guitar on more than half the record,” added Turner.
The album will feature a guest appearance from singer-songwriter Esmé Patterson on a song about Christa McAuliffe, the primary school teacher who died in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986. It also features a track called ‘The Angel Islington’ which picks up where ‘Broken Piano’, the final song of Turner’s last album, 2013’s ‘Tape Deck Heart’, left off.
Frank Turner has also confirmed a UK headline tour throughout November. The 11 date tour begins on November 5 in Llandudno, Wales and finishes with a show at London’s Alexandra Palace on November 26. Tickets go on general sale at 9am this Friday (June 19).
Frank Turner plays:
Llandudno Venue Cymru Arena (November 5)
Southampton Guildhall (6)
Falmouth Princess Pavillion (9)
Glasgow Barrowland (13)
Newcastle University (14)
Nottingham Rock City (15)
Birmingham Academy (18)
Sheffield Academy (19)
Bristol Colston Hall (21)
Manchester Academy (23)
London Alexandra Palace (26)
Frank Turner recently confirmed that his ninth straight appearance at Reading and Leeds Festival this year will be an official record. Turner will play the festival without his Sleeping Souls band, headlining the Festival Republic Stage with a special solo appearance in August.