Frank Turner Takes Folk-Punk To The Mainstream On

UK's Hottest Singer-Songwriter Performs Live On, Releases New Album and Kicks Off US Tour

Sept 10, 2009 - Los Angeles, CA - Monumental excitement and critical acclaim continues across the US for English folk-punk artist Frank Turner with the release of his new album, Poetry of the Deed, this past Tuesday. The traveling troubadour's style of direct, heartfelt songwriting is captivating fans and critics alike, garnering Turner massive buzz and phenomenal press coverage including a riveting performance on href="">(here)> streamed to mainstream audiences throughout the world as well as earning the top spot on's "16 Albums To Look Forward To This Fall" href="">(here)>.

Shaping up to be 2009's critical-darling, the fiery passion on Turner's albums translates live with spine tingling vigor and honesty. Hot off a festival UK festival run where he performed for over twenty-five thousand people, and a recent US tour with The Offspring, Turner returns to the US this Sept to kick off his US tour with Gaslight Anthem. Tour dates listed below.

Critical Acclaim:

- "Frank Turner may not be a household name yet, but if the music on Poetry of the Deed is any indication, he will be soon" - Alternative Press

- "Poetry of the Deed is a superb record that should shine a light on Turner not only as a brave new and, most importantly, thoroughly unmanufactured talent in the murky waters of the British singer-songwriter, but as a guy with a guitar slung over his back who can command venues from living rooms to huge concert halls." - BBC 1 Radio

- "(Poetry of the Deed) finds Turner with a renewed fire for life, moving past some of his previous frustration with love and politics, and vociferously preaching the gospel of action. - Washington Post Express

- "There's not a weak track among the 13 here, from pub sing-a-longs to angsty ballads."
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- " not simply Turner's most consistent record yet, it's also his best." - NME

- "There's a beautiful straightforwardness to Poetry... that will ring true if you've ever been young, in love, lonely, angry at the world or just plain happy to be alive. Which is all of us right?" - NME

- "More brilliant folk-punk strummery from everyone's favourite post-millennial wandering minstrel..."
- Kerrang!

- "Poetry Of The Deed passes the test with flying colours." - Rock Sound

- "With a growing arsenal of hits and live favourites, Frank's unleashed another album that will have you singing every word." - Big Cheese

- "a 13-track album that proves folk can kick ass." Revue

- "Turner has more eyes on him now, and he's not shrinking from the challenge." -

- "His songs are deeply personal, his lyrics evocative and gut-wrenching. No veiled references. Everything means exactly what it sounds like it means. He sings with all his heart, body and soul" -

- "Frank Turner's Poetry Of The Deed is absolutely the masterpiece that I've come to expect from the artist." -

- "This is one act fans of music need to at least extend an ear out to even if punk or folk is not your thing. It is that damn good." -

Recent Video Footage:

- Rock Sound - "Try This At Home" acoustic performance

- Reading Festival - href="">"The Ballad of Me and My Friends" acoustic performance in front of 25K fans at Reading Festival

- Reading Festival - href="">"Long Live The Queen" acoustic performance in front of 25K fans at Reading Festival

- Reading Festival - href="">"Photosynthesis"> acoustic performance in front of 25K fans at Reading Festival

Frank Turner Tour Dates:

9/13 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO (w/Gaslight Anthem)
9/15 - Amoeba Records - Hollywood, CA
9/16 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA (w/Gaslight Anthem)
9/17 - Henry Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA (w/Gaslight Anthem)
9/18 - Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA (w/Gaslight Anthem)
9/19 - The Downtown Brewing Co - San Luis Obispo, CA (w/Murder By Death)
9/20 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA (w/Gaslight Anthem)
9/22 - Berbati's Pan - Portland, OR (w/Gaslight Anthem)
9/23 - Showbox - Seattle, WA (w/Gaslight Anthem)
9/24 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC (w/Gaslight Anthem)
9/26 - Edmonton Event Centre - Edmonton, AB (w/Gaslight Anthem)
9/27 - MacEwan Ballroom - Calgary, AB (w/Gaslight Anthem)
9/29 - Riddell Centre - Regina, SK (w/Gaslight Anthem)
10/1 - Garrick Centre - Winnipeg, MB (w/Gaslight Anthem)
10/2 - The Aquarium - Fargo, ND (w/Murder By Death)
10/3 - The Cabooze - Minneapolis - MN (w/Gaslight Anthem)
10/4 - Turner Hall - Milwaukee, WI (w/Gaslight Anthem)
10/5 - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI (w/Gaslight Anthem)
10/6 - St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI (w/Gaslight Anthem)
11/9 - Beauty Bar - Las Vegas, NV (w/Revival Tour)
11/10 - The Sets - Tempe, AZ (w/Revival Tour)
11/11 - Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM (w/Revival Tour)
11/12 - Take 2 - El Paso, TX (w/Revival Tour)
11/13 - Red 7 - Austin, TX (w/Revival Tour)
11/14 - The Door/The Prophet Bar - Dallas, TX (w/Revival Tour)
11/15 - Juanita's Cantina Ballroom - Little Rock, AR (w/Revival Tour)
11/16 - Hi-Tone Café - Memphis, TN (w/Revival Tour)
11/17 - One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA (w/Revival Tour)
11/18 - Bottletree Café - Birmingham, AL (w/Revival Tour)
11/19 - Masquerade/Hell Stage - Atlanta, GA (w/Revival Tour)
11/20 - Common Grounds - Gainseville, FL (w/Revival Tour)
11/21 - State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL (w/Revival Tour)
11/22 - The Social - Orlando, FL (w/Revival Tour)