Frank Turner was born 28th December 1981 and is from Meonstoke, England. He originally found fame in the post-punk band Million Dead until they split in 2005. Three years later he went solo and started playing folk and punk acoustic sets.
His debut solo album ‘Sleep Is For The Week’ saw him grow on the underground scene and began his adventure into a whole new world. His second album ‘Love Ire & Song‘ saw him develop as a solo artist and perform at bigger venues across the UK.
Gaining support and airplay from the likes of Radio 1 DJs Mike Davies and Steve Lamacq, Frank Turner’s popularity soared and his first single from the album “Long Live The Queen” reached the C list on the radio, with his next single “Reasons Not To Be An Idiot” pushing him into B chart on Radio and gravitating to 6Music’s A-list and XFM’s daytime playlist.
During 2007 Frank Turner toured with yourcodenameis:milo and Biffy Clyro, and went to South by Southwest, and did the UK festival circuit with performances at Glastonbury, Leeds Festival and Reading Festival.
A year later and it was across in the US that they also began to take notice and Frank Turner completed recording of ‘ The First Three Years ‘ album (a collection of all early and previously unreleased material, live tracks and b-sides released in the UK in December 08 on his vinyl label Paper and Plastick).
Frank Turner tickets were highly popular when he performed at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in October 2009, and he continued touring in the US and UK until New Years Eve. He went onto support the infamous Green Day in concert and became popular enough to be put on the cover of the well known rock music magazine Kerrang!
Frank Turner’s fourth studio album was released in June 2011 and he announced a number of solo tours across the world. He confirmed he would be playing on the main stages of Reading and Leeds Festival in August, as well as a number of other smaller festivals such as Strummerville festival in Shoreditch, Download Festival, Blissfields and Cambridge Folk festivals.