Blink-182 It was summer 2001 and the sun shone down on the Spanish isle of Lanzarote, the cool young lad with his baggy shorts and trucker cap lent me his headphones and thus began the journey of enlightenment that is Blink-182. The holiday romance fizzled out but the love of the punk-rock cheeky ditties did not and here we are sixteen years later, older, wiser and at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena.


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Frank Turner Anyone who knows me will know I love a good name drop so let’s get that out of the way first. I was lucky enough to be involved with a live interview with Frank Turner on Sine FM the afternoon of the gig. I mention this not only for shameful name dropping but also because one of the things we touched on was support acts for the tour. Frank hand picks his support acts and they are invariably worth watching.


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Frank Turner Well this promised to be special. Frank Turner’s first gig of 2015, solo, in an intimate venue. This year’s Independent Venue Week ambassador playing in a venue we nearly lost last year, as part of IVW. Perfect.


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Frank Turner Tonight Frank Turner and his band The Sleeping Souls start their short run of headline shows across the UK at Manchester Academy. The tour is to celebrate the release of his highly anticipated fifth studio album ‘Tape Deck Heart' (out on 22nd april 2013) . Gig Junkies' very own Jay got to shoot the folk/punk hero's show. We hope that you like what he saw. Were you there? We would love to hear what you thought of Frank's gig...


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