Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls announce Plymouth date
Singer Frank Turner is to play Plymouth next year as he embarks on his biggest ever headline tour.
The punk and folk musician, who performed at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, announced details of his Tape Deck Heart arena tour at lunchtime today (Sunday).
The former front man of post-hardcore band Million Dead is currently suffering from a severe back problem.
He burst onto the stage at Reading festival this weekend in a wheelchair, prompting comparisons with late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain, who arrived at the mic in similar fashion in 1992.
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In a slightly different vein, 31-year-old Turner was introduced by his mother, Jane, ahead of his set.
She told crowds she did not think her son should be playing and asked them to be “very nice to him”.
Speaking at the Leeds site just before his appearance on the main stage, Turner said: “My back is screwed.
“I slipped two discs in my back about 10 days ago, which is not an experience I’d recommend, and it wasn’t anything specific it was just 15 years of punk rock touring apparently, according to the doctor.
“I had an operation and I’ve got a back brace and I’m not allowed to play guitar, so I’ve got my guitar tech playing guitar.
“But the show must go on, particularly for Reading and Leeds festivals. I’m never going to cancel these. So we’re here. I might be on lots of painkillers, but I’ll live.”
Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls are set to play Plymouth Pavilions in February 2014, as part of a 7-date, with tickets due to go on sale next Friday (August 30) at 9am.
Following the release of his fifth studio album Tape Deck Heart in April, he played a sold-out tour of the UK and has been on the road with his band The Sleeping Souls ever since.
So far his global tour has taken him across Europe, to the Far East, Australasia and North America.
Losing Days, the third single from the album, is released on September 1.