Punk and folk singer-songwriter Frank Turner will visit the F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets go on sale Friday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m. and can be purchased at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the F.M. Kirby Center, by phone at (570) 826-1100 and online at www.kirbycenter.org. A Kirby Member Pre-Sale will begin Wednesday, July 17 at 10:00 a.m.
For three long and often lonely years of life on the road, plying a brand of honest and passionate folk/punk, Frank Turner continued to rise to prominence with an ever increasing following. But it was in the sweaty climes of the Lock Up Stage at Reading and Leeds 2008 that his solo career really started to take off. Inside the packed out tents, heaving with adoring fans and intrigued passers-by, Frank led the congregation in a mass sing-a-long; a stirring set that not only sparked the interest of the British mainstream but resonated unassumingly across the pond as a wealth of American punk bands watched approvingly from the sidelines.
No stranger to the festival, Frank had not only played the Lock Up Tent with former hardcore band Million Dead back in 2005 but also as a tentative solo artist in 2007 when debut album ‘Sleep Is For The Week’ was just an underground success. Within the following year, Frank’s popularity grew with yet more touring and the release of second album 'Love Ire & Song' in March 08. He started to play larger headline shows and develop the live band that he was looking for.
Frank’s brand of folk songwriting, catchy melodies and punk passion had reached the ears of the CEO of US independent label Epitaph Records, Bad Religion’s legendary guitarist: Brett Gurewitz. Excited by what he had heard and seen when Frank headlined LA’s notorious Viper Rooms in March, Gurewitz got in contact and soon enough plans were formulated and a worldwide deal was inked. With loyalty and integrity firmly intact, Frank kept his relationship with his existing label Xtra Mile Recordings for all releases in the UK and Ireland and so the two labels will work closely for what will undoubtedly be an exciting new era in Frank’s ever evolving career.
Turner’s third studio album, ‘Poetry Of The Deed’, released worldwide in September, sees him venture in a more rock direction recruiting his outstanding band for the recording process. Performing live has always been at the very heart of the Frank Turner experience and whilst he’s still writing all the songs, they will be recorded live to help bring that experience to the album.
Oct 12, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Tickets Go On Sale
Jul 19, 2019
A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, July 17 at 10:00 a.m.