Frank Turner sets ‘Positive Songs For Negative People’ for August 7th

British singer-songwriter Frank Turner will release a new album, entitled Positive Songs For Negative People, on August 7th via Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor UK /Interscope. Standard and deluxe versions are available for pre-order via all participating retailers. Those who pre-order will receive instant downloads of the tracks “Get Better” and “The Next Storm,” as well as a unique pre-order code allowing them to purchase tickets for Turner’s upcoming fall tour before they go on-sale to the general public this Friday. Please see below for all upcoming tour dates.

Positive Songs For Negative People is the London-based Turner’s sixth album and follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2013 release Tape Deck Heart. Turner recorded Positive Songs For Negative People with his trusted backing band The Sleeping Souls and it was produced by Butch Walker in Nashville.

“I feel like this record is my definitive statement, a summation of the first five records,” Turner says. “When a band makes a debut record, there’s a freshness and excitement to it that bands often lose as time goes by. I wanted to make a record with that young, exciting feel.” After a period of writing and perfecting the songs at a rehearsal studio in England, they headed to the US to work with Walker for an intense nine-day recording session. “Pretty much all of it is live,” Turner says. “The end result is everything I wanted it to be.”

Fans can get an early taste of Positive Songs For Negative People from the electrifying video for “The Next Storm,” which premieres today on Vevo. The video, shot by director Ben Morse, stars UFC fighter CM Punk along with Turner and The Sleeping Souls performing in a boxing ring at the Franklin St. Gym in Chicago.


Tour Dates:

09/19 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
09/20 Toronto, ON Riot Fest
09/22 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
09/23 Burlington, VT High Ground
09/25 Boston, MA House of Blues (Sold Out)
09/26 Boston, MA House of Blues
09/28 New York, NY Irving Plaza (Sold Out)
09/29 New York, NY Irving Plaza (Sold Out)
09/30 New York, NY Irving Plaza
10/02 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore
10/03 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live
10/04 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
10/06 Chicago, IL House of Blues
10/07 Minneapolis, MN The Varsity Theatre
10/09 Denver, CO The Ogden Theatre
10/10 Boulder, CO The Boulder Theatre
10/12 Salt City City, UT Urban Lounge
10/13 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
10/15 Seattle, WA The Neptune
10/16 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
10/17 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
10/19 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
10/20 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
10/22 Los Angeles, CA The Mayan
10/23 San Diego, CA House of Blues
10/24 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
10/25 Phoenix, AZ The Press Room
10/27 Austin, TX Emo’s
10/28 Dallas, TX House of Blues
10/29 Houston, TX House of Blues
10/30 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Music Festival

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