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Frank Turner confirms Jimmy Eat World as Be More Kind 2019 UK tour support - win tickets

Frank Turner

Story by Jack Foley

FOLLOWING his sold out dates earlier this year Frank Turner has announced that Jimmy Eat World will be joining him as a very special guest on his Be More Kind 2019 UK Tour.

The string of arena dates will run through early 2019 and will also take in Alexandra Palace on February 3, 2019. To celebrate, we’re offering readers the chance to win 2 pairs of tickets to the Alexandra Palace gig (answer the question below).

Turner’s new album, Be More Kind, is out now through Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor and features the singles Blackout and >Little Changes.

Tickets for the 2019 dates are on general sale now

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Q. What is the name of Frank Turner’s current album?

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About Be More Kind

Be More Kind represents a thematic and sonic line in the sand for the 36-year-old.

Says Turner: “I wanted to try and get out of my comfort zone and do something different.”

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,” continued Turner. “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.”

Turner is currently amidst the first leg of the Be More Kind World Tour, which sees him playing 120 dates to over 200,000 people across the UK, the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

The Be More Kind 2019 UK tour dates are as follows (all January and February 2019)

22 – Birmingham Arena
25 – Manchester Victoria Warehouse
27 – Leeds First Direct Arena
29 – Glasgow 02 Academy

1 – Bournemouth Windsor Hall
2 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
3 – London Alexandra Palace

Watch the tour video announcement