Frank Turner announces marathon new tour as he breaks Reading Festival record

Singer reveals November run while opening Reading Festival main stage

Frank Turner has announced he’s to play a 21-date tour this winter.

The singer revealed the shows will happen in November and December. He didn’t say where the venues would be, but NME understands full details of the tour will be revealed on Monday.

Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls opened the main stage of Reading Festival today (August 26), making it a record tenth time in a row that Turner has played at the festival.


Turner first played at Reading Festival in 2005 with his old band Million Dead. Arriving on stage to the theme from Jurassic Park, Turner made reference to his Reading Festival record by saying: “I don’t mean to blow my own trumpet, but I’m going to take my moment.”

Turner opens the main stage at Leeds Festival tomorrow, before playing Swiss festival Musikfestwoken on Sunday. The rest of today’s Reading Festival main stage features joint headliners Foals and Disclosure, plus Chvrches, Boy Better Know, Die Antwoord, Lower Than Atlantis, Nothing But Thieves and Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes.

NME will bring all the latest news from Reading And Leeds Festival throughout the weekend, including from the NME/Radio 1 stage which today features headliner Jack U, plus Twenty One Pilots, Crystal Castles, The Neighbourhood, The Internet, Giggs, Mura Masa, Hinds, Haelos and Fickle Friends.