Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls Play The Biggest Show On Earth!

FRIDAY JULY 27, 2012

It is with enormous pleasure and pride that we announce Frank Turner and an extended version of his band the Sleeping Souls have just played the biggest show on Earth at the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. Read more abpout it here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/jul/27/frank-turner-olympics-opening-ceremony

Hand-picked by the Artistic Director for the ceremony Danny Boyle, Frank was asked to play three songs as part of the event to an estimated audience of almost 200,000 people in the stadium over 2 nights of rehearsals and opening night itself.

Frank says: “Being asked to play the Opening Ceremony was something I never imagined was going to happen in my wildest most feverish dreams; but the fact that Danny Boyle asked me personally, as a fan, convinced me to do it. It's a pretty terrifying prospect, but I'm secretly pretty happy to be part of it, it's a once-in-a-lifetime thing.”

While Turner’s recent sold-out concert at Wembley Arena was undoubtedly huge for the rising musician, performing at the Olympic Ceremony is a historic not to be missed opportunity. And make sure to see Turner live in person when he and his band tour the US beginning in September.

Acclaim for Frank Turner’s album England Keep My Bones:

"Frank Turner gives sincerity a good name on the rousing England Keep My Bones, an exclamation point in an increasingly brilliant career… - Spin

"Call him the love child of Billy Bragg, Bruce Springsteen...this is music you want to share with old friends—music to drink to, think to, and feel to." – Mother Jones

"England Keep My Bones is the perfect complement to the perfect pint, a salve for anyone who didn't grow up to become an astronaut or a Nobel laureate. It's a temporary antidote to the longest workday, a no-show dinner date, a crumbling economy, or really anything that reeks of BS." – Village Voice

"The people's prince of punk poetry" – NME

Tour Dates:

2012-09-06 Royale Boston MA
2012-09-07 Royale Boston MA
2012-09-09 Boston City Hall Plaza Boston MA
2012-09-10 Mr. Smalls Theatre Pittsburgh PA
2012-09-11 St Andrews Hall Detroit MI
2012-09-12 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights OH
2012-09-16 Varsity Theatre Minneapolis MN
2012-09-17 Granada Theater Lawrence KS
2012-09-18 The Summit Music Hall Denver CO
2012-09-20 House of Blues Anaheim CA
2012-09-21 The Crescent Ballroom Phoenix AZ
2012-09-22 Launch Pad Albuquerque NM
2012-09-24 Fitzgerald’s Houston TX
2012-09-25 The Parish New Orleans LA
2012-09-26 Masquerade Atlanta GA
2012-09-28 Rams Head Live Baltimore MD
2012-09-29 Webster Hall New York NY
2012-09-30 Webster Hall New York NY
2012-10-27 THE FEST Gainesville FL
2012-10-28 THE FEST Gainesville FL