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Frank Turner Reveals New Track, “Make America Great Again”, From Upcoming Album, Be More Kind, Out May 4

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Frank Turner Reveals New Track, “Make America Great Again”, From Upcoming Album, Be More Kind, Out May 4



09 April 2018 (Toronto, ON) - Frank Turner is sharing “Make America Great Again”, the latest new track to emerge from his forthcoming album Be More Kind, which was today’s “World Record” on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show. Available through Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, “Make America Great Again” is a wry riposte to the poisonous invective of Trump’s White House, with Turner’s knack for an irrepressible hook bolstered here by the hints of electronic pop which tinge Be More Kind.


“Make America Great Again” arrives alongside a new video which Frank recently shot on the streets of Austin, Texas whilst performing at this year’s SXSW Festival, conducting his own vox pop on what Americans feel truly makes their country great. Watch the video HERE. Speaking about the new track, Frank says, "This is obviously one of the more provocatively-titled songs I've released in recent years, but in a way, I'm not kidding. America is bloody great, one of my favourite countries in the world. Much like back at home, they've had a politically fraught time of late, and I wanted to say something about it. And for the video, I thought I'd make some new friends (in Texas!) to help out with the suggestions."


Be More Kind – out May 4 - 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,” Turner says. “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.” Pre-order Be More Kind HERE.


Turner recently announced the Be More Kind World Tour which will begin in April with its first leg playing to over 200,000 people across the UK, the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. See the full list of Canadian dates below.



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Frank Turner – Be More Kind

  1. Don't Worry
  2. 1933
  3. Little Changes
  4. Be More Kind
  5. Make America Great Again
  6. Going Nowhere
  7. Brave Face
  8. There She Is
  9. 21st Century Survival Blues
  10. Blackout
  11. Common Ground
  12. The Lifeboat
  13. Get It Right


Canadian Dates:

Jul 8 -   Imperial Bell, Québec City

Jul 9 -   Festival D’été International, Québec City

Sep 8 -  The Vogue Theatre, Vancouver

Sept 9 - Alix Goolden Performance Hall, Victoria

Sept 11 – Winspear Centre, Edmonton

Sept 12 – MacEwan Hall, Calgary

Sept 14 – O’Brians, Saskatoon

Sept 15 – Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg

Sept 18 – London Music Hall, London

Sept 19 – The Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto

Sept 20 – The Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto

Sept 22 – Corona Theatre, Montréal

Sept 24 – Bronson Centre, Ottawa