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US Instores

Hey folks, I’m in the US on tour with good friends The Architects and Beans On Toast, having a blast so far!

Just wanted to let you know I’ll be performing and signing copies on ‘Tape Deck Heart’ at a couple of instores this week Details below, hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 5th @ 7pm
Performance & Album Signing
Soundgarden
1616 Thames St.
Baltimore, MA 21231

Saturday, June 8th @ 4pm
Performance & Album Signing
Vintage Vinyl
51 Lafayette Rd.
Fords, NJ 08863

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NYC Shows

Attention New Yorkers – more tickets have been released for my two sold-out shows in the (second) greatest city on earth this July, at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.

Are you as excited as I am? Being New Yorkers, probably not. But it’s going to be a great show.

Ticket links below:

July 30, 2013 – [TICKETS]
July 31, 2013 – [TICKETS]

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Frank & Greg James

I popped in to Greg James’ Radio 1 show last Wednesday to revisit an old jingle I wrote him, talk about ‘Tape Deck Heart’, playing the olympics and loads of other bits.

You can listen again on the BBC iPlayer here.

In other radio news, I also picked a few tracks for Xfm here and played live in session for Absolute Radio’s Geoff Lloyd here.

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Frank Says Dig

Due to overwhelming demand from you guys, the ‘Frank Says Dig’ t-shirts that feature in the ‘The Way I Tend To Be’ video are going to be brought into actual existence.

Should you fancy it you can get yours here.

This kind of caught us by surprise though so we haven’t got many, you’d best be quick.

And, yes, I *know* the shirts in the video say ‘Frankie Says Dig’ (because of Frankie Goes To Hollywood) but these ones say Frank, because that’s my name (and because there’s only about two people in my life, who I’ve known since I was at primary school, who I can handle calling me “Frankie”).

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New European Tour

It feels like I’ve barely had time to kick the dirt from the UK tour off my shoes, but this September I’ll be appearing in Holland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and France.

Tickets for all dates will be on sale tomorrow, Friday May 17 (except Vienna Arena).

Full list of dates is below.

Tue Sept 3 – Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Holland

Wed Sept 4 – Oosterpoort, Groningen, Holland
Thu Sept 5 – FZW Dortmund, Germany
Fri Sept 6 – Schlachthof, Bremen, Germany

Sun Sept 8 – Huxley’s, Berlin, Germany
Mon Sept 9 – Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany

Tue Sept 10 – Faust Hanover, Germany
Wed Sept 11 – Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany

Thu Sept 12 – Backstage Werk, Munich, Germany
Sat Sept 14 – Club Vaudeville, Lindau, Germany

Sun Sept 15 – Kasematten, Graz, Austria
Mon Sept 16 – Vienna Arena, Vienna, Austria (Jack Daniel’s Birthday Party)
Tue Sept 17 – Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland
Thu Sept 19 – Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany

Fri Sept 20 – E-Werk, Cologne, Germany
Sat Sept 21 – Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Sun Sept 22 – Effenaar, Eindhoven, Holland
Mon Sept 23 – Tivoli De Helling, Utrecht, Holland
Wed Sept 25 – Divan Du Monde, Paris, France

See you on the road…

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The Making Of ‘The Way I Tend To Be’

You’ll have seen the video for ‘The Way I Tend To Be’ by now. And if not, why not? It’s here.

It’s the story of one man digging a big hole and we’re pleased to present a behind the scenes look at the making of the video, courtesy of Mr Ben Morse.

There’s more to it than you might think, click here to watch…

(photo credit: Ben Morse)

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Instore Sessions & Signing, US

I’ll be performing and signing copies of ‘Tape Deck Heart’ at a couple of great record stores next month, come by and say hello!

Baltimore, MA
Wednesday, June 5th @ 7pm
Performance & Album Signing

Soundgarden
1616 Thames St.
Baltimore, MA 21231

Fords, NJ
Saturday, June 8th @ 4pm
Performance & Album Signing
Vintage Vinyl
51 Lafayette Rd.
Fords, NJ 08863

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‘The Way I Tend To Be’

Right, time to show you folks my new video. Check out ‘The Way I Tend To Be’ here.

(Fans in Germany, Austria & Switzerland can see the video here).

Let me know if you “dig” it…

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#FTHCflag Auction Reminder

Hey all, just wanted drop a quick note to say thanks to everyone who made the #FTHCflag such a success.

As you know, it toured all around the UK and I couldn’t be more proud of the fans on Twitter who rallied around to take it from one show to the next.

You guys used the power of Twitter to meet in bars before shows, at the merch stand after shows, and you took photos of all the places the flag accompanied you to, including York Castle, Winchester Cathedral and the village where I was raised.

Last week, at my London forum show, I announced that I was auctioning the #FTHCflag to raise funds for Shelter, and as soon as I put the flag on eBay, the bidding war began – it currently stands at an astounding £3,025!

The auction ends tomorrow just before 4pm UK time, so if you want to do some strategic bidding, or just watch to see how much money the #FTHCflag raises, take a look at the auction page from around 3.30pm here.

Thanks again everyone, this could not have been possible without you!

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‘Tape Deck Heart’ Chart News

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