Frank Turner – Wessex Boy turned Essex Boy joins us for a chat about his new album FTHC!

Ahead of Tuesday’s Drive I caught up with folk/punk superstar Frank Turner! I last saw Frank for a chat backstage at Southend Cliffs Pavilion during his Lost Evenings Tour a few days before Covid brought the tour to a halt. This time the Wessex boy turned Essex boy zoomed in for a catch up about his latest releases and his new album FTHC, his live shows and restarting the Never Ending Tour of Everywhere from January 2022! We covered his relocation to Essex, recording from his home studio, how FTHC became a more confessional, autobiographical album and writing with “the wince” from his own experience of mental health and anxiety plus why he’s hungrier than ever to blast people away with live music!

Click here to listen from 3pm on Tuesday 16th November on Phoenix FM or click play below to hear the full, uninterrupted interview now.

Frank Turner’s ninth studio album FTHC will be released on 11th February 2021 click here to pre-order and you can see Frank performing live on The Never Ending Tour Of Everywhere 2022 starting in January at all of the following dates…

The first time that the beat drops in the bar is going to be biblical.

18th – Ipswich, Corn Exchange
19th – Norwich, UEA
21st – Cambridge, Junction
22nd – Boston, Gliderdrome
23rd – Hull, City Hall
25th – Newcastle, City Hall
26th – Edinburgh, The Liquid Room
28th – Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
30th – Glasgow, SWG3

1st – Leeds, University
2nd – Buckley Tivoli
4th – Liverpool, O2 Acadmy
5th – Sheffield, O2 Academy
6th – Manchester, Academy
8th – Cardiff, Tramshed
9th – Coventry, HMV Empire
11th – Nottingham, Rock City
12th – Leicester, O2 Academy
13th – Birmingham, O2 Institute
14th – Swansea, Sin City
16th – Bristol, O2 Academy
18th – Bath, The Forum
19th – Southampton, O2 Guildhall
20th – Brighton, Dome
22nd – Exeter, University
23rd – Reading, The Hexagon
25th – Oxford, O2 Academy
26th – Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
27th – London, O2 Academy Brixton

Pet Needs and Truckstop Honeymoon are supports at all shows. The Brixton date also features Snuff as special guests.

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