Franz Ferdinand Announces Tour Dates
... City Limits 8 - Lawrence, Kan. @ The Granada 9 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ Skyway Theater 10 - Chicago, Ill. @ Vic Theatre 11-13 - Austin, Texas @ Austin City Limits 15 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Cannery Ballroom 16 - Columbus, Ohio @ The LC Pavilion 17 - North Bethesda, Md. @ Music Center at Strathmore 19 - Upper Darby, Pa. @ Tower Theatre 20 - Boston, Mass. @ Orpheum Theatre 22 - New York, N.Y. @ Hammerstein Ballroom 23 - Montreal, Quebec @ Metropolis 23 - Toronto, Ontario @ Kool Haus November 19 - Toyko, Japan @ Zepp Tokyo 20 - Toyko, Japan @ Zepp Tokyo 22 - Osaka, Japan - Zepp Osaka Franz Ferdinand
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Franz Ferdinand Announce Tour
... Austin City Limits 10-08 Lawrence, KS - The Granada 10-09 Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theater 10-10 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre 10-11-13 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits 10-15 Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom 10-16 Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion 10-17 North Bethesda, MD - Music Center at Strathmore 10-19 Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre 10-20 Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre 10-22 New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom 10-23 Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis 10-23 Toronto, Ontario - Kool Haus 11-19 Toyko, Japan - Zepp Tokyo 11-20 Toyko, Japan - Zepp Tokyo 11-22 Osaka, Japan - Zepp Osaka Franz Ferdinand
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Franz Ferdinand Announce Fall 2013 Tour Dates
... Goto commentsLeave a commentTweetShare Having recently announced the release date for the new album entitled Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, Franz Ferdinand
will be hitting the road again this fall with a string of dates throughout the US. Following several well received performances up and down the California coast this past April, the Franz Ferdinand
entourage will release their newest album via Domino on August 27th in the US and August 26th in the UK. The indie quartet have created some new collaborations that bring back the inspiration and magic that they worked to capture in their 2009 hit single "Tonight". This album will charm even the most unbelieving with its classic feel and intricate detail that only Franz Ferdinand
can pull off. With appearances including Austin City Limits Festival, Boston's Orpheum Theatre, Hammerstein Ballroom, and many more unique venues, this is a tour you won't want to miss. Check out the full list of tour dates below. Franz Ferdinand
2013 Tour Dates Buy tickets for this tour here Oct 4: Houston, TX - House of Blues Oct 5: Dallas, TX - House of Blues Oct 4-6: Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Oct 8: Lawrence, KS - The Granada Oct 9: Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theater Oct 10: Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre Oct 11-13: Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Oct 15: Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom Oct 16: Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion Oct 17: North Bethesda, MD - Music Center at Strathmore Oct 19: Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre Oct 20: Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre Oct 22: New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom Oct 23: Montreal, QC - Metropolis Oct 24: Toronto, ON - Kool Haus Tweet Franz Ferdinand
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Franz Ferdinand (2002-)
Alex Kapranos (vocals, guitar)
Bob Hardy (bass)
Nick McCarthy (guitar)
Paul Thomson (drums, guitar)
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To coincide with Record Store day in 2009, the band released Blood, an album comprised wholly of dub versions of songs from their third album, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand.
The band has covered songs by various artists including LCD Soundsystem, The Beatles, Pulp, Britney Spears, David Bowie, and Blondie. Their songs have also been remixed by various well known electronic artists like Daft Punk, Hot Chip, Justice, The Avalanches, Microfilm and Erol Alkan.
The B-side to the band's single, "Take Me Out
" was a song called "All For You, Sophia." In keeping with their fascination with Archduke Franz Ferdinand, for whom the band is named, "All For You, Sophia," contains references to historical figures associated with the assassination of the figure like assassin Gavrilo Princip, the Black Hands, which was the secret society who claimed responsibility for the assassination and the driver of the car that Ferdinand was riding in when he was assassinated.
The members of the band all have different ideas about the name, Franz Ferdinand.
Bob Hardy: "Mainly we just liked the way it sounded. We liked the alliteration."
Alex Kapranos: "He was an incredible figure as well. His life, or at least the ending of it, was the catalyst for the complete transformation of the world and that is what we want our music to be. But I don't want to over-intellectualize the name thing. Basically a name should just sound good ... like music."
Paul Thomspon: "I like the idea that, if we become popular, maybe the words Franz Ferdinand will make people think of the band instead of the historical figure."
Franz Ferdinand's videos and album covers are all inspired by Russian avant-garde art and the art movement of Dada. The video for "Take Me Out," was inspired by Dada artist Max Ernst's graphic novel Une Semaine de Bonte, as well as the choreography of Busby Berkely and Russian constructivist design.
The band's debut album, Franz Ferdinand, got great praise from the critics at NME, getting a 9 out of 10 rating and lumping the band into prestigious company, comparing them to bands like The Rolling Stones, The Who, Duran Duran, Travis and Blur.
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