Frank Turner performs at London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony

July 27, 2012
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On the heels of announcing his upcoming DVD, Frank Turner had a surprise performance today at the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. With an estimated 25 million viewers, this is Turner's largest performance to date. Turner performed for 15 minute prior to the opening ceremony's official start and was backed by his band, the Sleeping Souls.

Turner commented on the performance saying, “Being asked to play the Opening Ceremony was something I never imagined was going to happen in my wildest most feverish dreams; but the fact that Danny Boyle asked me personally, as a fan, convinced me to do it. It's a pretty terrifying prospect, but I'm secretly pretty happy to be part of it, it's a once-in-a-lifetime thing.”

You can catch Turner on tour this fall at the following dates and pick up his most recent full-length, England Keep My Bones, on iTunes here. You can catch the band at this year's Riot Fest.

2012-09-06 Royale Boston MA         
2012-09-07 Royale Boston MA         
2012-09-09 Boston City Hall Plaza Boston MA         
2012-09-10 Mr. Smalls Theatre Pittsburgh PA         
2012-09-11 St Andrews Hall Detroit MI       
2012-09-12 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights OH         
2012-09-16 Varsity Theatre Minneapolis MN          
2012-09-17 Granada Theater Lawrence KS 
2012-09-18 The Summit Music Hall Denver CO      
2012-09-20 House of Blues Anaheim CA      
2012-09-21 The Crescent Ballroom Phoenix AZ      
2012-09-22 Launch Pad Albuquerque NM   
2012-09-24 Fitzgerald’s Houston TX 
2012-09-25 The Parish New Orleans  LA      
2012-09-26 Masquerade Atlanta GA
2012-09-28 Rams Head Live Baltimore MD
2012-09-29 Webster Hall New York NY
2012-09-30 Webster Hall New York NY       
2012-10-27 THE FEST Gainesville FL
2012-10-28 THE FEST Gainesville FL

Written by Matthew Colwell