The singer who is playing at SXSW in Austin, Texas including appearing on the 'Jail Guitar Doors' bill. The initiative set up by Billy Bragg to put guitars into prisons, in memory of Clash frontman, Joe Strummer. He'll then be travelling up the West Coast for a run of dates.
When he returns to the UK his third studio album, 'Poetry Of The Deed' will be recorded live with his band. Before they enter the studio Frank and the band will be road-testing the new material at four exclusive sold out gigs in April at Oxford's Wheatsheaf (Tue 28th and Wed 29th) and Cellar Bar (Thu 30th and Fri 1st). The album is scheduled for release in October alongside the UK tour.
The full dates are:
Thu 15 October Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow
Fri 16 October Academy 2, Manchester
Sat 17 October Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne
Sun 18 October Rock City, Nottingham
Mon 19 October Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
Tue 20 October Academy, Oxford
Thu 22 October Leeds Met University, Leeds
Fri 23 October Junction, Cambridge
Sat 24 October Plymouth University, Plymouth
Sun 25 October Lemon Grove, Exeter
Mon 26 October Anson Rooms, Bristol
Tue 27 October Cardiff University, Cardiff
Wed 28 October Guildhall, Winchester
Thu 29 October Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Tickets will be priced at £10, £13 in London, and will go on sale on Friday 6th March at 9pm. Doors 7pm. eGigs will have links where available for you to buy tickets then. Supports for all dates are Fake Problems, and Beans On Toast.
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