The Homeless Gospel Choir is proud to announce a return to the UK after last years stint with Frank Iero, by going out with punk rock troubadour, Frank Turner in the Spring.
“Dear friends, I’ll be traveling to Europe and other places with my pal Frank Turner. We’re making some music together for the people and we hope you can enjoy it with us. Please come out to the show with a can-do attitude and I think we’ll have a good time” says Derek Zanetti.
The Homeless Gospel Choir will be touring in support of their new record The Homeless Gospel Choir Presents: Normal, which came out in the Summer of 2017 on A-F Records. The band has released two singles from the record to date. “Normal,” which NPR Music called “a full-blown, anthemic rocker out of The Replacements songbook” and “Everyone,” a song that flows seamlessly between biting condemnations on police brutality and tongue in cheek lines like “If you want to damn the man, someone’s gotta be the man,” creating a piece of political satire both entertaining and fiercely relevant.
with Frank Turner & Arkells
04/13 – Manchester Academy – Manchester, UK
04/15 – The Academy – Dublin, Ireland
04/16 – The Academy – Dublin, Ireland
04/18 – The Limelight 1 – Belfast, UK
04/20 – The Garage Aberdeen – Aberdeen, UK
04/21 – The Liquid Room – Edinburgh, UK
04/22 – O2 Academy Newcastle – Newcastle, UK
04/24 – O2 Academy Sheffield – Sheffield, UK
04/25 – O2 Academy Liverpool – Liverpool, UK
04/27 – O2 Academy Bristol – Bristol, UK
04/28 – Great Hall – Exeter, UK
04/30 – Cambridge Corn Exchange – Cambridge, UK
05/01 – O2 Guildhall Southampton – Southampton, UK
05/02 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion – Westcliff-on-Sea, UK
05/04 – O2 Academy Leicester – Leicester, UK
05/05 – O2 Academy Oxford – Oxford, UK
05/08 – Hull City Hall – Hull, UK
05/09 – Norwich UEA – Norwich, UK
05/11 – Roundhouse – London, UK
Derek Zanetti also known as The Homeless Gospel Choir, is a protest singer, author and artist based out of Pittsburgh, PA. Through his on-stage humor and vulnerability, Derek creates an atmosphere of inclusion and community. He engages with the audience in a way that allows them to know that they’re not alone. The Homeless Gospel Choir Presents: Normal is a concept record, loosely based on Zanetti telling life stories via short acts throughout the album.” The album was described by Frank Turner as “a generationally defining album for the underground punk scene.” He also said, “In half an hour, Derek reminded me of what punks supposed to be.” The Homeless Gospel Choir Presents: Normal features guest vocals from both Frank Turner and Frank Iero.