Frank Turner / Shovels & Rope

The incomparable Frank Turner returns to Cleveland, OH, this time for a show at The Agora on Thursday, May 9! Turner’s show will come just days after the one-year-anniversary of the release of his seventh and most recent studio effort, ‘Be More Kind,’ which dropped on May 4, 2018. The album has been described as “a record that combines universal anthems with raw emotion and the political and the personal, with the intricate folk and punk roar trademarks of Turner’s sound imbued with new, bold, experimental shades.”The record was cut in Texas, and produced by Austin Jenkins and Joshua Block (ex-White Denim and Florence + the Machine) and Halsey collaborator Charlie Hugall. A music video for the title cut was released to YouTube on February 22, 2018. The set’s first proper single “Blackout,” was preceded the album in March of 2018.

Turner began his career as the vocalist of post-hardcore band Million Dead, then embarked upon a primarily acoustic-based solo career following the band’s split in 2005.

Shovels & Rope are on the road in support of their new album ‘By Blood,’ which dropped on April 12 via Dualtone Music. Known for their honest, literate and narrative-driven songwriting, the duo ofCary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent inject raw and fiercely passionate emotion into the 10 new tracks on ‘By Blood.’ The husband and wife team have built a reputation as boldly honest, heart-on-sleeve artists who put everything into their craft and their incendiary live performances.

As storytellers, Shovels & Rope create cinematic vignettes built around flawed characters who strive for greatness but are often overtaken by their shortcomings. With songs that portray messages of hope, love, and an unbreakable familial bond, ‘By Blood’ features the strong, yet vulnerable approach and Southern-infused roots/rock/punk style that has defined Shovels & Rope’s career. As with their previous work, the new album was produced Trent and recorded at their in-home studio, with the duo performing nearly all instruments on the tracks. ‘By Blood’ is the follow up to the group’s 2016 release ‘Little Seeds,’ which garnered critical praise including The New York TimesNPREntertainment WeeklyWiredPasteNoisey and much, more.

10 years in, Hearst and Trent are a fierce little family band and business that show no signs of slowing down.

Ticket info

Reserved mezzanine seats are priced at $49.50. General admission tickets are $27.50 in advance.

Prices subject to additional fees. Tix can be purchased in person at The Agora box office or online, below: