Frank Turner Aims For World Record With 15 Gigs In 24 Hours

Frank Turner will attempt to set a new world record for playing the most shows in different cities in 24 hours. Turner will play fifteen shows across the UK on 4 May 2024 supporting the Music Venue Trust in the process.

“With nearly 3000 shows under my belt, I’ve never been one to do things by halves or shirk a challenge,” Frank Turner told us. “I once played all 50 American states in 50 days, for goodness sake. For the release of my tenth studio album, ‘Undefeated’, I will be making an attempt at a world record: the most number of shows in different cities in 24 hours.”

The rules state that the shows must be completed in a timeframe of 24 hours. Frank Turner has to play 15 solo shows, with each set running for a minimum of 20 minutes. The previous [official] record is held by Hunter Hayes with 10 shows, and before that it was The Flaming Lips with eight. 

“It’s not just self-promotion either,” Turner says. “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.”

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls - KK's Steel Mill
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls – KK’s Steel Mill. Photo: Andy Shaw/MetalTalk

“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,” Music Venue Trust CEO Mark Davyd said. “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.”

Tickets are available from https://frankturner.orcd.co/mvtwrtickets.

The schedule will hit the following venues:

SATURDAY, MAY 5

12.30 p.m. — Liverpool, Jacaranda — instore 

2.30 p.m. — Huddersfield, Parish — outstore for Vinyl Tap

4:00 p.m. — Leeds, Boom — outstore for Crash

6:00 p.m. — Sheffield, The Foundry — outstore for Bear Tree

7.30 p.m. — Chesterfield, Gasoline — outstore for Tailbird

9:00 p.m. — Nottingham, Saltbox — outstore for Rough Trade 

10.30 p.m. — Birmingham, RMBL — outstore for Eclipse Records 

SUNDAY, MAY 5

12.00 a.m. — Leamington Spa, Temperance — outstore for Head 

2:00 a.m. — Leighton Buzzard, Crooked Crow Bar — outstore for Black Circle Records 

4:00 a.m. — London, Underworld — outstore for Rough Trade 

6:00 a.m. — Kingston, Banquet Records

7.30 a.m. — Aldershot, West End Centre — outstore for 101 Collectors 

9:00 a.m. — Portsmouth, Staggeringly Good Brewery — outstore for Pie & Vinyl 

10.30 a.m. — Winchester — The Railway — outstore for Pie & Vinyl 

12:00 p.m. — Southampton, The Brook — outstore for Vinilio 

FREENOW’s continued support of MVT includes Ride for Music, which saw FREENOW donate £1 from every ride to MVT. London’s No.1 Taxi app is proud to support grassroots music venues, ensuring local nightlife continues to thrive throughout the UK. 

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