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First Fleet Concerts Presents
Shovels & Rope / Frank Turner (co-headline)
with Trapper Schoepp
Saturday, May 4
Advance Tickets:$29.50, $35, $47.50
Day of Show: $34.50, $40, $52.50
ON SALE: Friday, February 8 at 10:00 AM
As the Brontë sister wrote, “The ties that bind us to life are tougher than you imagine.” Shovels & Rope, the musical duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, embody that bond. Married for a decade, their covenant extends to blood and beyond: as parents, bandmates, and creative collaborators who can now add the pursuits of festival curators, film subjects, and children’s book authors to that mighty list. Having released four studio albums and two collaborative projects (Busted Jukebox, Vol. 1 & 2) since 2008, Trent and Hearst have built their reputation on skill, sweat, and, yes, blood. Carving out a niche in the music world with strong, roots/indie/folk/rockinspired efforts like 2012’s O’ Be Joyful, 2014’s Swimmin’ Time, and 2016’s inwardlooking Little Seeds, as well as their powerful live show, far-reaching tours, and myriad TV and festival appearances, Shovels & Rope have earned the right to follow their own muse.
Frank Turner is one of the UK’s most successful solo artists of the past decade. He has carved out a career as a hard-touring, punk-folk troubadour with a diehard fanbase drawn to a singer songwriter who refuses to play the game and does things on his own terms. But in contrast to his career trajectory, Turner’s personal life has not been without its troubles. His last two records, 2013’s Tape Deck Heart and 2015’s Positive Songs For Negative People, dealt with the fallout from a break-up as the singer struggling to cover the cracks from broken relationships.