Frank Turner adds two more Boston shows, is pretty much a Boston resident now


Some bands and artists play shows. Frank Turner plays mini-residencies.

The still-believin’ English folk-punk singer recently unveiled two Boston dates — June 26 and 27 at Royale — along his spring tour supporting forthcoming record Be More Kind. To the surprise of absolutely no one, those shows sold out wicked fast, so Turner has added two more dates at the Bowery venue, June 29 and 30, and both of those are on sale now.

The new dates give Turner another four live performances here in Boston, so it might be time to just start considering him a local.



Of course, a lot of other cities consider Turner a local, too, and that’s part of the charm. Turner’s North American leg of his upcoming tour kicks off May 31 in Detroit, and the four-night Boston stand wraps the first half. Things pick back up at Turner’s very own Campfire Punkrock in New York State at the end of July and carries him to October; see all of his United States and Canada dates below.

Be More Kind, meanwhile, hits May 4 via Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor UK/Interscope Records. It’s Turner’s seventh studio album, and is led by fiery single “1933,” inspired by claims that the alt-right was the new punk. “That filled me with a mixture of incredulity and anger,” Turner says in the press release. “The idea that Breitbart or Steve Bannon think they have anything to do with punk rock makes me extremely angry.” Listen to it below.

“Somewhere in the record, there’s a convergence of the ideas of personal and political, which is a central theme of the album,” Turner says of the LP. “You should at least be able to inhabit the mental universe of the people you disagree with. If you can’t do that, then how do you communicate with people other than through force of arms, which is something we all agree is a bad idea.”


Frank Turner 2018 North American Live Dates (So Far):
April 05: Mexico City, MX — Caradura
May 31: Detroit, MI — The Fillmore
June 01: Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
June 02: Columbus, OH — Express Live^
June 03: Baltimore, MD — Pier Six Pavilion
June 05: Philadelphia, PA — The Fillmore
June 06: New York, NY — Playstation Theater^
June 08: Charlotte, NC — The Fillmore
June 09: Atlanta, GA — The Tabernacle
June 10; Orlando, FL — House of Blues
June 12: Dallas, TX — House of Blues
June 13: Austin, TX — Stubb’s
June 15: Phoenix, AZ — Van Buren
June 16: Los Angeles, CA — Hollywood Palladium
June 17: San Francisco, CA — Warfield Theatre
June 19: Salt Lake City, UT — The Complex
June 21: Kansas City, MO — The Truman**
June 22: Minneapolis, MN — Myth
June 23: Chicago, IL — Aragon Ballroom
June 24: Cleveland, OH — House of Blues
June 26: Boston, MA — Royale
June 27: Boston, MA — Royale
June 29: Boston, MA — Royale
June 30: Boston, MA — Royale
July 30: Big Indian, NY — Campfire Punk Rock
July 31: Big Indian, NY — Campfire Punk Rock
August 01: Big Indian, NY — Campfire Punk Rock
August 02: Big Indian, NY — Campfire Punk Rock
August 03: Denver, CO — Red Rocks*
August 06: Portland, OR — Crystal Ballroom
September 07: Seattle, WA — Moore Theatre
September 08: Vancouver, BC — The Vogue Theater
September 09: Victoria, BC — Alix Goolden Performance Hall
September 11: Edmonton, AB — Winspear Centre
September 12: Calgary, AB — MacEwan Hall
September 14: Saskatoon, SK — O’Brians
September 15: Winnipeg, MB — Burton Cummings Theatre
September 18: London, ON — London Music Hall
September 19: Toronto, ON — The Phoenix Concert Theater
September 22: Montreal, QC — Corona Theater
September 24: Ottawa, ON — Bronson Centre
September 26: Burlington, VT — Higher Ground
September 29: Asbury Park, NJ — Hear Me Sea Festival
September 30: Ithaca, NY — State Theatre
October 01: Charlottesville, VA — Jefferson Theater
October 03: Asheville, NC — The Orange Peel
October 04: Nashville, TN — Cannery Ballroom
October 05: Cincinnati, OH — Bogart’s
October 06: Milwaukee, WI — Pabst Theater