Franz Ferdinand Announce First North American Tour Dates in Three Years

May and June Dates are First U.S. Ones Without Former Guitarist Nick McCarthy

Feb 28, 2017
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Scotland's Franz Ferdinand have announced a North American tour for this summer. It's their first U.S. tour in three years, and thus their first American dates since the departure of founding guitarist Nick McCarthy. They go down in May and June and are generally on the East Coast. Check out the dates below, followed by their classic video for 2004's hit single "Take Me Out."

Franz Ferdinand's last album was 2013's Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, although last year they shared a new anti-Donald Trump song, "Demagogue." The band also joined forces with Sparks to form FFS and release a self-titled album in 2015. And frontman Alex Kapranos is part of the supergroup BNQT with the four members of Midlake, along with Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell, Grandaddy's Jason Lytle, and Travis' Fran Healy. BNQT's debut album, Volume 1, is due out April 28 via Dualtone/Entertainment One/Bella Union.

Franz Ferdinand Tour Dates:

May 19 - 21st - Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
May 22 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
May 23 - Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
May 25 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
May 26 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
May 27 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
May 28 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
May 30 - Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
May 31 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
June 2 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
June 3 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
June 4 - New York, NY @ Governors Ball
June 7 - New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
June 8 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
June 11 - Oceanside, CA @ Oceanside Pier Amphitheater
June 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
June 14 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
June 15 - Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
June 15-18 - Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival

 

 

 

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