Wiltern Theatre | Los Angeles
USA Ska Punk meets UK Folk Punk with The Interrupters co-headlining with Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls at The Wiltern on Friday, June 2nd 2023. Grab some tickets for this all out Punk extravaganza! “After doing 50 states in 50 days last summer, I was wondering how you follow that, in terms of touring the USA…” Turner shares. “And now I know – team up with one of the best punk bands out there. I’m really excited to share a stage with The Interrupters, it feels like a meeting of minds and music. I can’t wait to hit the road.”
The Interrupters, a ska punk band from Los Angeles, California, came together in 2011. They have Aimee Interrupter as their lead singer, Jesse Bivona on drums, Justin Bivona on bass, and Kevin Bivona on guitar. They play a fast-paced version of the classic Jamaican sound, combing the tight energy of SoCal punk with the skanking rhythms of modern ska. Their strength comes from the precision of brothers Kevin, Justin, and Jesse Bivona, and vocalist Aimee Interrupter gives their performances personality.
The band has put out four studio albums. Their most recent one, In the Wild, came out in 2022, along with the single "Raised by Wolves". They had a Top 5 hit with "She's Kerosene" in 2018, and they've played on the same stage as Green Day, blink-182, and Bad Religion. The Interrupters played at the 2019 Coachella Festival, which was one of the highlights of their career.
Francis Edward Turner, an English punk and folk singer-songwriter from Meonstoke, Hampshire, started his career as the lead singer of the post-hardcore band Million Dead. When the band broke up in 2005, he started a solo career that was mostly acoustic. Turner's backing band, The Sleeping Souls, is made up of guitar and mandolin player Ben Lloyd, bassist Tarrant Anderson, piano and mandolin player Matt Nasir, and drummer Callum Green. They play in the studio and at live shows.
Turner has put out nine solo albums, four collections of rare songs, one "best of" album, one split album, and five EPs so far. Turner's ninth studio album, FTHC, came out on February 11, 2022. In the week after it came out, it was number one on the UK albums chart.