The Road Beneath My Feet by Frank Turner
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Overview: On 23 September, 2005, at the Joiners Arms in Southampton, Frank Turner played his last gig with his hardcore band Million Dead. On the laminantes that listed the tour dates, the entry for 24 September simply read: ‘Get a job.’
Deflated, jaded and hungover, Frank returned to his hometown of Winchester without a plan for the future. All he knew was that he wanted to keep playing music.
Cut to 13 April 2012, a thousand shows later (show 1,216 to be precise), and he was headlining a sold-out gig at Wembley Arena with his band The Sleeping Souls. That summer, they played to 200,000 people at the Olympics opening ceremony warm-up by personal invitation of Danny Boyle.
Told through his tour reminiscences, this is a blisteringly honest story of Frank’s career from the grimy pub scene where sweat drips from the ceiling, to filling out arenas with fans roaring every word. But more than that, it is an intimate account of what it’s like to spend your life constantly on the road; sleeping on floors, invariably jetlagged, all for the love of playing live music.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs > Music