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Franz Ferdinand Tickets
Franz Ferdinand TicketsSimultaneously described as indie rock, dance and post-punk, Franz Ferdinand is comprised of musicians who spent their early days immersed in the music scene of Glasgow, Scotland, before they achieved international success. The name of the band derives from the Austro-Hungarian politician and heir Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose death sparked the First World War in 1914. Franz Ferdinand laces its music with references to history and art. Its music videos are noted for its eclectic montage of images, particularly culled from Russian culture. The band is best known for its hit song "Take Me Out," which has been featured in commercials, videogames and films.
The Band from GlasgowLead singer Alex Kapranos, who had previously been a member of The Karelia and Yummy Fur, formed Franz Ferdinand in 2001. After signing with the British independent label Domino Recording Company, the band released its debut album, the self-titled Franz Ferdinand, in 2004. The album proved to be an immediate success with a platinum certification in the United States and a four-time platinum certification in the UK. It earned a Grammy award nomination for Best Alternative Music Album while "Take Me Out" was nominated for Best Music Video and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. The band's 2005 sophomore album, You Could Have It So Much Better, posted top 10 showings in markets around the world, including No. 1 in the UK and No. 8 in the US. The album earned the band another Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Music Album. The band gradually shifted toward a more dance-infused sound with Tonight: Franz Ferdinand in 2009, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action in 2013 and Always Ascending in 2018, all of which reached the Top 10 in the UK. Franz Ferdinand has also appeared on Radio 1's Live Lounge, the nonprofit collaboration album Rhythms del Mundo and Almost Alice, a concept album inspired by the Tim Burton film Alice in Wonderland. On the awards circuit, the band has won an MTV Music Award, a Mercury Prize, two Brit Awards and multiple NME Awards.
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Who are the members of Franz Ferdinand?Franz Ferdinand consists of original members Alex Kapranos, bass guitarist Bob Hardy and drummer and percussionist Paul Thomson. Following the departure of Nick McCarthy in 2016, the band added guitar players and backup vocalists Dino Bardot and Julian Corrie.
Is Franz Ferdinand touring in 2019?Franz Ferdinand is planning to make limited stops throughout Europe in 2019.
Where is Franz Ferdinand playing?Franz Ferdinand is making an appearance at the Cinzella Festival, which takes place at the Cave di Fantiano in Grottaglie, Italy. This will be followed by the In the Park festival at the Kaisaniemen Puisto in Helsinki, Finland, the Fusion Festival in Liverpool, England and the Festival Corona Capital in Mexico City. The band is also making individual stops in France, the UK, Belgium, Netherlands and elsewhere throughout Europe.
What is the band's tour setlist like?Franz Ferdinand will play a selection of its favorite songs, including "Take Me Out," "No You Girls," "Always Ascending," "Do You Want To," "Walk Away," "Darts of Pleasure," "Evil Eye," "Michael," "Right Action," "Love Illumination," "Ulysses," "Glimpse of Love," "Lucid Dreams," "This Fire" and "Jacqueline." The band may change its song list at any time.
Which artists are similar to Franz Ferdinand?If you enjoy the music of Franz Ferdinand, then you might want to check out other indie rock bands such as LCD Soundsystem and The Strokes.
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