Gig Review: Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls / Jimmy Eat World / Grace Petrie – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester (25th January 2019)

If I were asked to describe Frank Turner’s live show in three words they would be: energetic, fiery and loud as the people of Manchester found out at his sold-out show last Friday within the city’s Victoria Warehouse. Initially supported by the tenacious Grace Petrie with her quick wit and emotional hardcore legends Jimmy Eat World blasting their sing-along anthems , truly getting the audience up and moving on a dreary Friday evening.

Frank Turner (c) Charlotte Martin

Opening with the deafening “Out of Breath”, Frank Turner and his band emerged, a tornado of energy, barely pausing for a second before launching into hits such as “Recovery”, “1933” and even throwing in some of his older songs such as “Once We Were Anarchists”, much to the fans delight. Accompanied with masses of pyrotechnics and video screen footage, this was a show not to be missed. “Little Changes” saw the audience getting involved with a dance routine and, as per all good punk shows a circle pit gradually formed as time went on, hitting a crescendo with final songs “Get Better” and “Four Simple Words”.

Better yet, Frank returns to Manchester on his book tour next month, and I for one, would definitely recommend a trip to go and see him and his unique brand of acoustic punk.

Pictures by Charlotte Martin Photography

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Grace Petrie: official | facebook | twitter | bandcamp

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