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Turner overdrive

By West Briton  |  Posted: November 15, 2012

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AS PREVIOUSLY announced Frank Turner comes to Truro's Hall for Cornwall on Friday, November 30.

Now the support at the gig has been announced as Tim Barry and Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun.

Turner has had an exceptional couple of years which have seen him play not only the opening ceremony of the London Olympics but also his biggest headline show to date at London's Wembley Arena. On top of this Frank's fourth studio album England Keep My Bones entered the album charts at No 12 when it was released in June 2011 and has since been certified silver with sales toppling over 60,000.

Recent releases include the deluxe edition of the album with extra tracks and the concert DVD, Frank Turner: Live From Wembley.

After his largest full band headline tour to date of the USA, Frank returns to the UK this month for a tour featuring Tim Barry and Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun.

Based in Richmond, Virginia, singer-songwriter Barry is best known as the frontman for Avail, an aggressive hardcore outfit that's been rocking out in the underground since the early 1990s. In the mid-2000s, the politically conscious Barry began releasing solo material that abandoned the loud-hard-fast punk rules of Avail and stripped it all down to Woody Guthrie-inspired folk – the only thing tying the two projects together being Barry's gruff voice and brash delivery.

Recently signing to Xtra Mile (the home of Frank Turner) his new album, 40 Miler, was released last week.

Anarcho Anglo storytellers Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun open the show with a delivery of their blend of alt. country rock.

In two short years the band have incessantly toured the country playing alongside the likes of Mumford & Sons, Frank Turner, Dry The River, Johnny Flynn, Alessi's Ark and Pete Doherty among many others. Their visceral approach to live performance often takes them from the stage into the crowd for intimate singalong moments, impressing crowds everywhere they go.

2012 has so far seen the band also sign to Xtra Mile Recordings and be included in the NME's 100 New Bands for 2012, perform at SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas as well as receive airplay on the Mike Davies Radio 1 Punk Show.

Tickets are available from See Tickets on 0871 2200260, www.seetickets.com or from Hall for Cornwall box office on 01872 262466.

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