NEW ARIZONA TOUR DATES

Frank is playing a trio of shows in Arizona this April – see below for dates and ticket links.

April 16 – The Press Room, Phoenix, AZ [TICKETS]
April 17 – Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ [TICKETS]
April 18 – The Orpheum Theater, Flagstaff, AZ [TICKETS]

Support on all dates comes from To Kill A King and The Drowning Men.

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FINAL FEW TOUR KITS

We’re down to our last handful of ‘FTHC’ Tour Kits in the shop.

If you’re quick you can snap up the final stocks of Tour Kit 1 (t-shirt w/fabric pen, bandana, lighter, medal, A1 poster, shot glass) or Tour Kit 2 (T-shirt, shot glass, necklace).

When they’re gone they’re gone.

Tour Kit 1
Tour Kit 2

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Sonisphere Announce

This July Frank will be heading to Knebworth Park for Sonisphere Festival.

Also on the line-up are Metallica, The Prodigy and Frank’s Mastermind specialist subject from January – the mighty Iron Maiden.

Frank: “I’m excited to be playing Sonisphere this year, and super excited to be playing the same stage as the first band I ever fell in love with – Iron Maiden; it’s definitely going to be my festival highlight for 2014.”

Tickets and info are available from www.sonisphere.co.uk.

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The ‘Polaroid Picture EP’ Out Now

The ‘Polaroid Picture EP’ is out now.

As well as the title track, the EP also includes three covers of songs from Biffy Clyro, Frightened Rabbit and Weakerthans, along with the brand new track ‘Sweet Albion Blues’.

1. Polaroid Picture
2. The Modern Leper
3. Plea From A Cat Named Virtute
4. Who’s Got A Match
5. Sweet Albion Blues

Get it from iTunes here or grab a proper physical CD right here.

US fans click here.

And if you haven’t already, check out the video here.

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Pete Seeger Tribute

Last night Frank appeared on Newsnight to play Pete Seeger’s ‘We Shall Overcome’, in tribute to the legendary American folk musician who died this week at the age of 94.

You can watch it on the show’s YouTube channel here.

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‘Polaroid Picture’ EP

Happy New Year! Thusfar 2014 has been hungover but restful. I’m pleased to announce that my first release of the year will be the ‘Polaroid Picture’ EP. As well as the title song, it features some new cover versions (Biffy Clyro, Frightened Rabbit and the Weakerthans) and a brand new song as well.”

It’ll be released on 3rd February, which just so happens to be the week of my UK headline tour.

The full tracklisting is:

1. Polaroid Picture
2. The Modern Leper
3. Plea From A Cat Named Virtute
4. Who’s Got A Match
5. Sweet Albion Blues

Physical copies available to pre-order here.

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Coachella Festival

Hey folks, just wanted to let you know I’ll be returning to the desert to play Coachella Festival this year.

Look out for me on Sunday of both weekends, 13th and 20th April.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10am PST, check out www.coachella.com to buy yours.

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Winchester Guildhall Show – 14th Feb

I’m happy to announce that we are adding a special show to the February tour. I’ll be playing a hometown solo show at Winchester Guildhall on February 14th – yes, valentines day. I’m a hopeless romantic at heart.

Tickets go on sale this Saturday 11th January from here.

You’ll also be available to buy them from the Tourist Information Centre inside the Guildhall building itself.

See you there!

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UK Tour Kits

Not long left now until the February arena tour!

We have a special edition tour kit which include some bonus merchandise like a limited edition tour t-shirt with fabric pen to make your own tour mark, Tape Deck Heart bandana, engraved metal lighter, 2014 tour medal, A1 tour poster and FTHC shot glass.

Some of the tour kit samples arrived today – check out the many uses for the Tape Deck Heart bandana. The lighter’s looking pretty neat too.

Order yours from here.

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Heading Home

I’m now at Jacksonville airport, starting my journey back to the UK. I’m pretty exhausted and for once very glad to be heading home.

 

This tour is done – 49 shows in the USA and Canada; if you include the European run, it’s 70 shows on the trot. This year, I’ve done 194 shows (73 of them with two slipped discs in my back). I’ve got one left (with Billy in London). We’ve played in 22 countries – the UK, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain, China, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Poland, Canada and the USA – 29 states: MA, NY, CA, TX, CO, PA, MD, NJ, OH, WI, IN, TN, RI, ME, VT, MI, IA, NE, UT, NV, WA, OR, IL, MO, AL, FL, GA, NC, and VA.

 

We played 20 festivals – South by Southwest, Byron Bay, Groezrock, Podersdorf Surf, Dauwpop, Bonnaroo, Southside, Hurricane, Bravalla, Ottawa Blues, Toronto Urban Roots, Two Thousand Trees, T in the Park, Poolbar, Jarocin, Newport Folk, Osheaga, Jurassic Rock, Reading, and Leeds. The biggest show of the year was Reading Festival. The smallest was at my nephew’s primary school in Lancaster.

 

And that’s me done for the year. Thanks to the Sleeping Souls – Nigel, Ben, Matt, Tarrant, and honorary extra members Dan and Cahir; to Casey, Graham, Jovka, Eric, Tre, Dougie, Shaun, Greg and the rest of the crew; to all the bands we’ve shared stages with this year, including The Dropkick Murphys, The Architects, Beans On Toast, Larry & His Flask, George Frakes, Ben Marwood, Off With Their Heads, Die Toten Hosen, Lucero, Jon Allen, The Smith Street Band and Koo Koo Kanga Roo; and of course to everyone who came to the shows.

 

I’m going to put my feet up when I get home.

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