What’s on – Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls.

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English folk-revival hero,and tenacious six-string troubadour Frank Turner will return to Coventry for the first time in over eight years this Friday when he plays to a sold out crowd at The Empire.

The last time Turner played a show in Coventry was in April 2008 when he rocked Kasbah and fans reacting with elation and ardour when he announced his return to the city with tickets selling out within two days of release.

Turner, who is currently on an extensive 22 date UK and Ireland Tour along with his band in support of his latest release ‘Positive Songs for Negative people’, will be celebrating his 2000th live show on 15th December at Nottingham’s Rock City.

Two days ago Frank Turner released a cover The Mountain Goats‘ ‘This Year’ in support the Torch Songs project for The CALMzone, a charity dedicated to preventing male suicide.

In addition, ‘Get Better’ a film about Frank Turner was announced this week, a one off cinematic  event that will be in theaters for one night only, December 13th.  The film will be premiering at the Vue Cinema in London’s Leicester Square accompanied by a live set from Turner and a question & answer session with Frank and photographer and directer Ben Morse.

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Support comes from Portland based singer songwriter Esmé Patterson. , who is on her first UK tour following the release of her new album ‘We Were Wild’.  Patterson has received critical acclaim for her wry humor, poignant storytelling, and impassioned delivery entwine with fuzzed-out guitars, deep-in-pocket percussion, hints of roots-y country, with a swirling psychedelic hum.

Doors are open at 7pm this Friday 25th November and we recommend you get down to the venue early, as this is a show eight years in the making and one that music fans in Coventry will never forget.

David Aston

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