Franz Ferdinand announce North American tour

Franz Ferdinand announce North American tour

Following the release of Hits to the Head, their triumphant 20-track greatest hits album, Franz Ferdinand have announced a North American tour. The U.S. leg, with dates from August to September, makes stops in Atlanta, New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles. It’s the beloved Scottish band’s first US tour since 2018. Artist Fan Pre-Sale begins on Wednesday, March 16 at 10am PST/1pm EST. Local pre-sale begins Thursday, March 17 at 10am local time. General on-sale begins Friday, March 18 at 10am local time

Armed with an astute sense of what constitutes the “classic pop song” (famously proclaiming that they write music “to make girls dance to”) the music of Franz Ferdinand continues to resonate globally, and over the course of nearly two decades they’ve become, commercially and critically, one of the biggest UK bands in the world, selling over 10 million albums, 1.2 billion streams to date, 14 platinum albums, winning Brit, Ivor Novello + Mercury Prize awards, Grammy nominations and selling 6 million tickets for their incendiary live show worldwide.

Franz Ferdinand signed to Domino in May 2003 and released their first single, “Darts Of Pleasure” shortly after. Second single “Take Me Out” exploded onto the international stage, putting the band firmly on the global map and was a precursor to their eponymous debut album which went on to sell nearly four million copies worldwide. 

Artistically always forging forward, their following albums, You Could Have It So Much Better (2005), Tonight: Franz Ferdinand (2009), Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (2013) and Always Ascending (2018) all offered a new take on the Franz template and saw them work with some of the most pioneering producers around including Dan Carey, Joe Goddard and Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip, Todd Terje and Philippe Zdar.   

Franz Ferdinand NA Tour:
8/4: House of Blues - Dallas, TX
8/5: White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX  
8/6: Stubb’s - Austin, TX
8/8: Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
8/10: 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
8/11: 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
8/12: The Fillmore - Philadelphia, PA
8/13: Pier 17 - New York, NY
8/15: House of Blues - Boston, MA
8/16: M Telus - Montreal, QC
8/17: History - Toronto, ON
8/19: The Riv - Chicago, IL
8/20: The Fillmore - Minneapolis, MN
8/22: Ogden - Denver, CO  
8/23: Union Event Center - Salt Lake City, UT
8/25: Showbox SODO - Seattle, WA
8/26: Orpheum - Vancouver, BC
8/27: Grand Lodge - Portland, OR
8/30: Fox Theatre - San Francisco, CA
9/1: The Shrine - Los Angeles, CA

Franz Ferdinand Hits To The Head

Album | 11th March 2022

Hits To The Head a 20-track greatest hits collection showcasing the world-conquering success of Franz Ferdinand’s career to date.

Alongside 18 classics the album features two brand-new tracks “Billy Goodbye” & “Curious” co-produced by Alex Kapranos, Julian Corrie and Stuart Price.

Tracklisting

  • 1Darts Of Pleasure
  • 2Take Me Out
  • 3The Dark Of The Matinée
  • 4Michael
  • 5This Fire
  • 6Do You Want To
  • 7Walk Away (HTTH Edit)
  • 8The Fallen (HTTH Edit)
  • 9Outsiders
  • 10Lucid Dreams
  • 11Ulysses
  • 12No You Girls
  • 13Right Action
  • 14Evil Eye
  • 15Love Illumination
  • 16Stand On The Horizon
  • 17Always Ascending
  • 18Glimpse Of Love
  • 19Curious
  • 20Billy Goodbye

Franz Ferdinand Hits To The Head

Album | 11th March 2022

Hits To The Head a 20-track greatest hits collection showcasing the world-conquering success of Franz Ferdinand’s career to date.

Alongside 18 classics the album features two brand-new tracks “Billy Goodbye” & “Curious” co-produced by Alex Kapranos, Julian Corrie and Stuart Price.

Tracklisting

  • 1Darts Of Pleasure
  • 2Take Me Out
  • 3The Dark Of The Matinée
  • 4Michael
  • 5This Fire
  • 6Do You Want To
  • 7Walk Away (HTTH Edit)
  • 8The Fallen (HTTH Edit)
  • 9Outsiders
  • 10Lucid Dreams
  • 11Ulysses
  • 12No You Girls
  • 13Right Action
  • 14Evil Eye
  • 15Love Illumination
  • 16Stand On The Horizon
  • 17Always Ascending
  • 18Glimpse Of Love
  • 19Curious
  • 20Billy Goodbye
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Live Dates

Wednesday 19th October

Franz Ferdinand
O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK

Thursday 20th October

Franz Ferdinand
Alexandra Palace, London, UK

Sunday 23rd October

Franz Ferdinand
6MIC, Aix-en-Provence, France

Tuesday 25th October

Franz Ferdinand
Sant Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain

Wednesday 26th October

Franz Ferdinand
WiZink Center, Madrid, Spain

Thursday 27th October

Franz Ferdinand
Bilbao Arena Miribilla, Bilbao, Spain

Saturday 29th October

Franz Ferdinand
Campo Pequeno, Lisbon, Portugal

Tuesday 1st November

Franz Ferdinand
Alcatraz, Milan, Italy

Wednesday 2nd November

Franz Ferdinand
Tonhalle - Kultfabrik, Munich, Germany

Friday 4th November

Franz Ferdinand
Arkéa Arena, Gironde, France