Event 230

Frank Turner

In Concert

Baillie Gifford Stage

Frank Turner has an innovative way of blending the genres of folk, punk and rock with his intelligent lyrics to create quietly anthemic music. Fresh from a tour of Europe and the UK, here he brings us a solo acoustic set. He has released nine solo albums, five EPs and a host of other releases.

Turner’s latest studio album FTHC, created during the pandemic and exploring identity, ageing, anxiety, addiction, loss and love, was released in February 2022 and has just become a number one album in the UK.

Despite the conditions of its creation, on FTHC Turner doesn’t dwell on the trauma of Covid, looking instead at the positives on the upbeat, glammy stomp of ‘The Gathering’, a joyous celebration of a post-lockdown return to normality, with pile-driving drums courtesy of Muse’s Dom Howard and a triumphant guitar solo from Jason Isbell. “It’s about that moment when you come together in a room full of people that you know, but also people who you don’t know, and you lean on a stranger and sing along with the chorus and get the words wrong,” he says.

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Frank Turner