Sunday, 6 September 2015

#492: Frank Turner, The Night and Day, Manchester

Given his vocal involvement with the campaign to allow the venue to retain it’s music licence, it seems only fitting that Frank Turner should once again grace the stage of Manchester’s iconic Night & Day Cafe. No stranger to the venue’s narrow confines, it’s an almost-annual haunt for the man who regularly played here to just 60 people in the formative years of his solo career. Unsurprisingly, tonight is a little different, and the vast majority of those in attendance had their names drawn in a lottery, finally giving them the chance to see Turner in a venue that’s a far cry from the “soulless corporate circus tops” of his Academy and arena tours.