Frank Turner announces world record attempt to play most gigs in different cities within 24 hours

“It’s going to be tough, but hopefully fun too…” Next month Frank Turner is set to embark on the first-ever Music Venue Trust world record attempt to play 15 shows in multiple different cities within just 24 hours.

Frank Turner announces world record attempt to play most gigs in different cities within 24 hours
Emily Carter
Lukas Rauch

Frank Turner has just announced his attempt to break a world record for the most amount of gigs played in different cities within 24 hours.

To celebrate his upcoming 10th album Undefeated, the singer-songwriter is set to try to live up to that title by performing 15 shows in different cities across May 4 and 5, with the help of Music Venue Trust and taxi app FREENOW who will be providing travel for the 500-mile trip.

“With nearly 3,000 shows under my belt, I’ve never been one to do things by halves or shirk a challenge – I once played all 50 American states in 50 days, for goodness sake,” Frank explains. “For the release of my 10th studio album, Undefeated, I will be making an attempt at a world record: the most number of shows in different cities in 24 hours.

“It’s not just self-promotion either,” he adds. “We’re working with 13 independent record shops and 15 independent grassroots music venues for the shows, highlighting two bits of the infrastructure of the underground that I care about most. It’s going to be tough, but hopefully fun too. Come down for a show!”

“We are delighted to support Frank Turner’s attempt to set the official Music Venue Trust world record for the most gigs played in 24 hours,” enthuses MVT CEO Mark Davyd. “With the help of FREENOW black cabs, Frank will be criss-crossing the nation hitting some of the country’s finest grassroots music venues for an action-packed day which promises to set the global standard for dedication to live music.”

The full schedule is as follows:

May 4

12:30pm Liverpool, Jacaranda – instore
2:30pm Huddersfield, Parish – outstore for Vinyl Tap
4pm Leeds, Boom – outstore for Crash
6pm Sheffield, The Foundry – outstore for Bear Tree
7:30pm Chesterfield, Gasoline – outstore for Tailbird
9pm Nottingham, Saltbox – outstore for Rough Trade
10:30pm Birmingham, RMBL – outstore for Eclipse Records

May 5

12am Leamington Spa, Temperance – outstore for Head
2am Leighton Buzzard, Crooked Crow Bar – outstore for Black Circle Records
4am London, Underworld – outstore for Rough Trade
6am Kingston, Banquet Records
7:30am Aldershot, West End Centre – outstore for 101 Collectors
9am Portsmouth, Staggeringly Good Brewery – outstore for Pie & Vinyl
10:30am Winchester - The Railway – outstore for Pie & Vinyl
12pm Southampton, The Brook – outstore for Vinilio

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