Following his sold out dates earlier this year Frank Turner has announced that Jimmy Eat World will be joining him as a very special guest on his Be More Kind 2019 UK Tour. The string of arena dates will run through early 2019 and will also take in Alexandra Palace on February 3, 2019. Turner’s new album Be More Kind, is out now through Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor and features the singles ‘Blackout’ and ‘Little Changes’.
Tickets for the 2019 dates are on general sale here
Be More Kind represents a thematic and sonic line in the sand for the 36-year-old. “I wanted to try and get out of my comfort zone and do something different,” says Turner. After the stripped-down, live-sounding previous album Positive Songs…, Turner wanted to try a new approach for the record. With this in mind he recruited producers Austin Jenkins and Joshua Block, formerly of psychedelic-rock Texans White Denim, and Florence And The Machine and Halsey collaborator Charlie Hugall and the idea of recording a more rock-led album with tints of electronic-pop took shape. Be More Kind was made over a period of seven months, giving Turner the opportunity to turn songs on their head, try different versions and shake up the dynamics within his band.
Be More Kind was inspired by a Clive James poem called Leçons Des Ténebres: “I should have been more kind. It is my fate. To find this out, but find it out too late.” “It devastated me the first time I read it,” he says. “A lot of older, wiser people tend to say things like that, that the things that come out in the wash at the end of a human life are the way you treated the people around you. In the modern world, that’s a lesson that all of us, myself included could do to learn.”
Turner is currently in the middle of his Be More Kind World Tour, which sees him playing 120 dates to over 200,000 people across the UK, the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. BE MORE KIND 2019 – UK TOUR with very special guests Jimmy Eat World
22nd Birmingham Arena
25th Manchester Victoria Warehouse
27th Leeds First Direct Arena
29th Glasgow O2 Academy
FEBRUARY1st Bournemouth Windsor Hall
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