The Verse’s Matt Austin previews Frank Turner’s upcoming concert at the ‘People’s Pavillion’ in Bexhill-on-sea.
Midway through his self-coined ‘Tourmaggedon’ Frank Turner is bringing his unique blend of punk rock and folk to the humble halls of the De La Warr pavilion, Bexhill. When it comes to Punk rock, Frank chose to take the road less travelled, opting for the acoustic guitar and mandolin over an electric guitar and distortion. And it’s this mind-set that he will be taking with him round the UK this November/December, as he goes on a whistle stop tour of venues that are a little more off the beaten track.
Accompanying him will be label-mate Esmé Patterson, currently touring her third album We Were Wild released earlier this month in November. Her unique brand of indie folk, combining fuzzed out guitars with poignant story telling, should nicely complement Frank’s loud yet intimate rock ballads.
As Frank gears up for his 2000th show later this year, expect a set list full of hits both new and old to span his six studio albums, documenting his humble rise from folk-punk troubadour to rock and roll frontman. With the gig being only a short train ride away from Brighton, it would be madness to miss an opportunity to see one of the UK’s finer songwriters in action. Many upcoming shows on the tour have sold out already, so be sure to grab tickets before they’re gone. If you don’t, as Frank might say, it’ll be a long road up to recovery.