Frank Turner’s award-winning festival, Lost Evenings, is heading to Canada for the first time from September 19-22, 2024 for its seventh installment. Having successfully sold out events in previous years in London, Berlin, Boston and Anaheim, the four-day festival will take place at the brand new Theatre at the Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto. Promoted by Live Nation, the multi-stage event will occupy many rooms of the new venue, providing a full program of live music, panels, workshops and more.
The Sleeping Souls have shared “Weathering The Storm”, the latest single from their debut album Just Before The World Starts Burning. Their first full-length is due out 24 November 2023 via Xtra Mile Recordings, with the band having recently announced their first ever headline UK tour. Hit the article below for the video, as well as more than n the live dates and album.
Not even a year on from his last full-length album, The Atheist and Jamie Lenman is back with yet more music. Acting as a companion EP to the aforementioned album, IKnowYouKnowIKnow (Big Scary Monsters) features some of the tracks that didn’t fit in with the theme and sound of The Atheist, allowing Lenman to truly showcase some of the varieties of influences that went into the sound of this phase of his career. What can this additional release add to the package that was his previous album?
Author, activist, and musician Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!) has booked her upcoming U.S. tour dates for April/May 2023. Combining solo headline shows with performances supporting Frank Turner and The Interrupters on their upcoming North American co-headline tour, Grace’s run will begin on April 5 in Columbia, MO and visit markets such as Atlanta, GA on April 11, Orlando, FL on April 15, Charlotte, NC on April 22, Nashville, TN on April 28, Chicago, IL on April 30, New York, NY on May 12, and culminate in an appearance at The Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ on May 13. Tickets for the Frank Turner and The Interrupters dates are on sale now, and tickets for all of Grace’s headline shows will go on sale this Friday, February 10 at 10 a.m. local time. Weakened Friends will provide support on all of Grace’s headline dates, and a full listing of shows can be found below.
Jamie Lenman has been an ongoing stalwart of the alternative rock UK scene since his early days in Reuben. Now with four albums under his belt as a solo act, Lenman has completely reinvented himself and sound to become one of the more eclectic acts England has to offer. After a cover album and a song featuring MC Illaman from Pengshui, where next, could Lenman possibly go? Well, it seems the solo artist has decided to completely disembark his traditional heavier punk rock sound to embrace more indie pop rock avenues with The Atheist (Big Scary Monsters).
Heavy Group announces the return of the Heavy Music Awards (HMA) and the arrival of its spectacular new home for 2023, the OVO Arena Wembley on Friday 26 May. Since its inception in 2017, the HMAs has recognised the most influential and groundbreaking creatives in the heavy music landscape and certified itself as a staple of the heavy music awards calendar, with a move to OVO Arena Wembley now cementing the event as the largest rock music awards ceremony ever.
Entering Academy 1 just after doors and those of us early attendees were in for a surprise treat, added a few days ago on the tour was an extra support act in the form of Mash P. Introduced by Frank Turner himself who told the story of how he first met Mash in 2017 in Freetown, Sierra Leone where he was living on the street, and visiting the way out arts charity to find his art and his voice.
Frank Turner has been tirelessly touring the world since the release of his #1 album release, FTHC (out now via Xtra Mile Recordings / Polydor Records) earlier in 2022. Read our review here. The run of dates – including London’s Brixton O2 Academy on September 25 – follows Turner’s recent completion of “50 States In 50 Days” (making him the third artist & the first ever non-American to complete the gruelling U.S. tour challenge) and the Berlin debut of his award-winning Lost Evenings Festival. Tickets are on sale now for the fast-selling out UK shows, at the links below.
There are a lot of great storytellers in the world. For over fifteen years as a solo artist, Hardcore kid and childhood Heavy Metal devotee Frank Turner has mined the considerable depths of his life experience to bring his raw delivery, and his unique take on the human condition. His transparent honesty as a person and artist has earned him a lot of love from fans, and respect in general from his peers. At the end of the day, he’s just a regular guy, sharing his story. Much like the rest of us, but sorting it out one verse, one song, one album at a time.