New Release & Video: Frank Turner – Brave Face

Frank Turner has today shared the latest single from his recent album Be More Kind, ahead of a January UK tour

Take a look at the animation for Brave Face below, which was informed by the illustrated artwork created for the ‘Be More Kind’ project…

Speaking about the track, the recently-engaged Turner says; “Brave Face took the most work of any on the record. We cut it three separate times over the course of recording. In the end, the final arrangement was heavily influenced by being on the road with Jason Isbell (A Star Is Born) and hearing him play his latest material from Nashville Sound. I also reworked the lyrics a few times; I was always happy with the central metaphor, but the details needed tweaking. I like the idea of facing down the end of the world with your significant other, it’s a sort of Thelma-and-Louise image, in a way”

Brave Face rounds out another restless year for Turner, which has seen him play all across the UK, the USA, Europe, Canada and Australia as part of the Be More Kind World Tour. Frank is now set to return to the UK in 2019 for a 7 date tour – all dates below. In addition, Turner recently announced details of his award-winning festival Lost Evenings III, which will take place at Boston’s House of Blues over four nights in 2019 (one date has already sold out). The winner of the AIM Best Independent Festival Award in September 2017, this is the festival’s third year, but first with an American destination

All upcoming dates as follows…

16 NOV – HAMBURG, MICHELLE RECORDS
16 NOV – HAMBURG, SPORTHALLE
17 NOV – WIESBADEN, SCHLACHTHOF WIESBADEN
18 NOV – PRAGUE, ROXY
20 NOV – MUNICH, TONHALLE
22 NOV – BERLIN, COLUMBIAHALLE
22 NOV – BERLIN, CORETEX
23 NOV – DUSSELDORF, SATURN
23 NOV – DUSSELDORF, MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC HALLE
29 NOV – WELLINGTON, SAN FRAN (MATINEE SHOW)
29 NOV – WELLINGTON, SAN FRAN
30 NOV – AUCKLAND, POWERSTATION
01 DEC – BRISBANE, THE TRIFFID
02 DEC – MELBOURNE, FORUM THEATRE
04 DEC – CANBERRA, THE BASEMENT
06 DEC – NEWCASTLE, CAMBRIDGE HOTEL
07 DEC – SYDNEY, THE METRO
08 DEC – PERTH, CAPITOL
09 DEC – ADELAIDE, THE GOV
22 JAN – BIRMINGHAM, BIRMINGHAM ARENA
25 JAN – MANCHESTER, VICTORIA WAREHOUSE
26 JAN – MANCHESTER, VICTORIA WAREHOUSE
27 JAN – LEEDS, FIRST DIRECT ARENA
29 JAN – GLASGOW, O2 ACADEMY
31 JAN – DUMFRIES, SPIEGELTENT DUMFRIES BIG BURNS SUPPER
01 FEB – BOURNEMOUTH, WINDSOR HALL
02 FEB – CARDIFF, MOTORPOINT ARENA
03 FEB – LONDON, ALEXANDRA PALACE
16 MAY – BOSTON, MA, LOST EVENINGS 3, HOUSE OF BLUES
17 MAY – BOSTON, MA, LOST EVENINGS 3, HOUSE OF BLUES
18 MAY – BOSTON, MA, LOST EVENINGS 3, HOUSE OF BLUES
19 MAY – BOSTON, MA, LOST EVENINGS 3, HOUSE OF BLUES
13 JUN – INTERLAKEN, SWITZERLAND, GREENFIELD FESTIVAL
21 JUN – SCHEESEL, HURRICANE FESTIVAL
21 JUN – NEUHAUSEN OB ECK, SOUTHSIDE FESTIVAL
08 NOV – FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, SALTY DOG CRUISE