Frank Turner shares Make America Great Again video ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of his visit to Edinburgh next week, Frank Turner has shared a video for his new song Make America Great Again, in which he takes aim at US President Donald Trump.

Turner’s new album, Be More Kind, will be released on May 4. It’s his seventh studio album.

Make America Great Again has been described as a “riposte to the invective of Trump” and sees the folk/rock troubadour offering some advice on how Trump could improve the US – by “making racists ashamed again” and making “compassion in fashion again”.

“This is obviously one of the more provocatively-titled songs I’ve released in recent years, but in a way, I’m not kidding,” says Turner.

He adds: “America is bloody great, one of my favourite countries in the world. Much like back at home, they’ve had a politically fraught time of late, and I wanted to say something about it. And for the video, I thought I’d make some new friends (in Texas!) to help out with the suggestions.”

Check out Frank Turner’s UK and Ireland tour dates below, and watch the video for Make America Great Again.

BE MORE KIND TOUR – UK & IRELAND DATES:

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13th Manchester Academy
15th Dublin The Academy
16th Dublin The Academy
18th Belfast The Limelight
20th Aberdeen The Garage
21st Edinburgh Liquid Room
22nd Newcastle O2 Academy
24th Sheffield O2 Academy
25th Liverpool O2 Academy
27th Bristol O2 Academy
28th Exeter Uni Great Hall
30th Cambridge Corn Exchange

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1st Southampton Guildhall 01/05/2018
2nd Southend Cliffs Pavilion 02/05/2018
4th Leicester O2 Academy 04/05/2018
5th Oxford O2 Academy 05/05/2018
8th Hull City Hall
9th Norwich UEA

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