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Frank Turner Announces 'Be More Kind' LP, Unveils North American Tour

Frank Turner Announces 'Be More Kind' LP, Unveils North American Tour

Three years on from sharing his collection Positive Songs for Negative People, Frank Turner has lifted the curtain on a follow-up full-length.

TitledBe More Kind, Turner’s latest LP is set to arrive May 4 throughXtra Mile/Polydor UK/Interscope. The 13-track album was produced byCharlie Hugall (Halsey, Florence + the Machine),Austin Jenkins and Joshua Block (White Denim).

Turner has shared a second song from the record, titled “1933.” A press release explains it was inspired from articles Turner had read that suggested the alt-right was punk rock.

“That filled me with a mixture incredulity and anger,” Turner said. “The idea that Breitbart or Steve Bannon think they have anything to do with punk rock makes me extremely angry.”

Turner had previously shared album track “There She Is” late last year.

The songwriter and his band the Sleeping Souls have also mapped out a tour North America alongside the album announcement, taking him around the continent from May through October on the “Be More Kind World Tour.” Lucero, the Menzingers and the Homeless Gospel Choir are set to provide support.

You can find a complete itinerary for the tour’s first leg, featuring 10 Canadian stops, below.

Be More Kind:

1. Don’t Worry
2. 1933
3. Little Changes
4. Be More Kind
5. Make America Great Again
6. Going Nowhere
7. Brave Face
8. There She Is
9. 21st Century Survival Blues
10. Blackout
11. Common Ground
12. The Lifeboat
13. Get It Right

Tour dates:

04/05 Mexico City, MX – Caradura
05/31 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
06/01 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
06/02 Columbus, OH – Express Live^
06/03 Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
06/05 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
06/06 New York, NY – Playstation Theater^
06/08 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
06/09 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
06/10 Orlando, FL – House Blues
06/12 Dallas, TX – House Blues
06/13 Austin, TX – Stubb’s
06/15 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
06/16 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
06/17 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
06/19 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
06/21 Kansas City, MO – The Truman**
06/22 Minneapolis, MN – Myth
06/23 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
06/24 Cleveland, OH – House Blues
06/26 Boston, MA – Royale
06/27 Boston, MA – Royale
07/30 Big Indian, NY – Campfire Punk Rock
07/31 Big Indian, NY – Campfire Punk Rock
08/01 Big Indian, NY – Campfire Punk Rock
08/02 Big Indian, NY – Campfire Punk Rock
08/03 Denver, CO – Red Rocks*
09/06 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
09/07 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
09/08 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theater
09/09 Victoria, BC – Alix Goolden Performance Hall
09/11 Edmonton, AB – Winspear Centre
09/12 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
09/14 Saskatoon, SK – O’Brians
09/15 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
09/18 London, ON – London Music Hall
09/19 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix Concert Theater
09/22 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
09/24 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
09/26 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
09/29 Asbury Park, NJ – Hear Me Sea Festival
09/30 Ithaca, NY – State Theatre
10/01 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
10/03 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
10/04 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
10/05 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
10/06 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater

* co-headlining with Lucero, support from Face to Face (acoustic)
** no Lucero
^ no Menzingers