HAMPSHIRE folk punk star Frank Turner will enjoy a homecoming gig as part of his newly announced tour.

He’ll be hitting the road in support of his eighth album No Man's Land this winter.

Frank, who grew up in Winchester and is now one of the biggest names on the circuit, will include Southampton's 02 Guildhall on his nine date tour.

Tickets for the gig, on Monday November 25, will go on sale at 11am this morning.

Audiences will see Frank put on a new type of show for the first time: a solo set, followed by an unplugged band performance in seated venues.

“For this tour, I thought it would be good to give the new album some proper attention, so the first set of mine of the night will be a solo run through some of those songs and stories; once the Souls are up with me, we’re playing around with a slightly more stripped back, thoughtful folk approach to some of the older material, which feels different and powerful,” Frank says. “I'm looking forward to sharing a slightly different show with everyone for this run.”

He played at the Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics as well as selling out some of the biggest arenas in the country.

Wessex Boy, his love letter to growing up in Winchester, always goes down a storm at local dates, including several electrifying sold out Guildhall shows.