Frank Turner today confirms details for a second Manchester show – at the Victoria Warehouse on January 26, 2019 – as part of his Be More Kind 2019 UK Tour. The string of eight arena dates running through early next year will also take in London Alexandra Palace on February 3, 2019. The tour follows the release of Turner’s critically applauded, Top 3 new album Be More Kind, which includes the new single ‘Little Changes’, play-listed across Radio X, Kerrang! and Virgin. Tickets for the second Manchester show will be on sale from 10am BST on Friday July 6, 2018 from 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 Ténèbres: “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.”

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