Posted in music | tour dates on September 26, 2008

Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand have finished work on their third album, which is "very much a dance record", the band have said.

Their last album, You Could Have It So Much Better, came out three years ago.

"The last record was fast, furious, frantic, 150 beats per minute. It was like a teenager having sex," singer Alex Kapranos told BBC News.

"This one's a bit more assured and a bit friendlier for the dancefloor. It's about 104/105bpm," Kapranos said. The untitled album is due early in 2009. [BBC]

"Musical Group" (Franz Ferdinand) is playing "Small Venue New York" (Music Hall of Williamsburg) on Wednesday October 8th. Tickets are on sale.

Other tour dates below...

Franz Ferdinand - 2008 Tour Dates
Oct 08 - Brooklyn, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg
Nov 13 - Paris- La Cigalle Paris
Nov 15 - Debaser Medis Stockholm
Nov 17 - Kesselhaus Berlin
Nov 19 - Stodola Warsaw
Nov 21 - Magazzini Generali Milan
Nov 24 - Espacio Moviestar Barcelona
Nov 27 - WATT (Main Hall) Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland

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Comments (80)

yeah :) thx!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 11:29 AM

just got tix! craigs list here i come!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 11:30 AM

Two tickets (standard mail) is $60.10.

I think two for Vincent Gallo was the same price...

Posted by zach | September 26, 2008 11:33 AM

zzzz

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 11:34 AM

Man, I had so much fun when they player Bowery last time. Definitely looking forward to this. $30 actually ain't so bad, especially for a small room. Wait til they're at T5.... then the real pissing and moaning will commence

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 11:37 AM

Dear Fat Girls:

Please stay off the stage this time.

Thanks!

Sincerely,
Franz Ferdinand fans

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 11:38 AM

lol

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 11:42 AM

Thanks BV!!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 12:03 PM

11:38 - amazing call back

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 12:04 PM

mmmm lucid dreams

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 12:08 PM

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Posted by Srednas Nosyarg | September 26, 2008 12:08 PM

soon to follow the strokes to band doom

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 12:10 PM

THE KILLERS at Hammerstein on Oct 24 - hells yea -

2004 Revival Baby

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 12:13 PM

So going to see the Killers. This resell should pay off for both concerts :)

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 12:14 PM

12:14 - you are a douchebag

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 12:22 PM

12:14 - you are a capitalist, and there's nothing wrong with what you're doing.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 12:24 PM

You guys are total hypocrits. You think nobody is going to buy tickets to resell? Just because you don't have the capital to invest don't put others down. Go for it dude, make some bucks!

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 12:33 PM

Well I'll be selling my Franz tickets because I realized it was on Yom Kippur after I bought the tickets.

Damn you FF!

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 12:38 PM

Thanks BV - I got mine using ticketfast, and they do say 'Franz Ferdinand' rather than 'Musical Guest' once they are downloaded, fwiw.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 12:45 PM

awesome psyched
thanks brooklyn vegan!

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 1:04 PM

ff over

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 1:11 PM

great, thanks for the heads up! can't wait

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 1:15 PM

small venue w/ a fun band. thanks bv!

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 1:16 PM

Enough with this band! We were all happy they went away...

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 1:31 PM

well, they are coming back so get ready

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 1:38 PM

Seriously... Way to schedule a concert date on Yom Kippur in the largest Jew-populated city in America. Is there a pig roast after the show, too?

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 1:43 PM

that last album was at one hundred and twenty suckass per minute.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 1:47 PM

ARE YOU A JEW?

Posted by Mel Gibson | September 26, 2008 1:51 PM

a pig roast after show would be great.

last time I checked, most of franz members weren't jewish.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 1:51 PM

oy vey!

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 1:59 PM

they will sell pigs in blankets at the venue, don't worry and go have fun!

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 2:02 PM

l'chaim!

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 2:03 PM

sold out...

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 2:04 PM

You can feel my lips undress your eyes

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 2:04 PM

OJ Simpson...NOT A JEW!

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 2:06 PM

$30 isnt bad at all

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 2:10 PM

they totally ruined the Bowery show..FATTIES STAY HOME!!!!

Dear Fat Girls:

Please stay off the stage this time.

Thanks!

Sincerely,
Franz Ferdinand fans

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 2:14 PM

even though i'm a vegetarian, i hope there IS a pig roast afterwards. keep your religious ridiculousness to yourselves and stay home kvetching. schmucks.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 2:18 PM

you guys really are going to this?

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 2:21 PM

I'm Jewish, and I'll be going to this. I can worship while enjoying the music of Franz Ferdinand.

Posted by Robert | September 26, 2008 2:22 PM

What is so important about Judaism that practitioners of said religion think the world should revolve around them?

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 2:22 PM

damn, sold out. anyone want to sell their extra?

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 2:22 PM

hey, i'm not jewish
but i'm wondering how do i get tickets for this show:

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 2:23 PM

I love them. I'm so happy.

Posted by Pamela | September 26, 2008 2:29 PM

yup- sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 2:39 PM

Capitalist? asshole is more like it. Capitalism seems to be working fine huh? Just make sure you lock your doors and hide under your bed when your capitalism fails. Something tells me you'ld be the first one under.

Posted by sohelpmegod | September 26, 2008 2:40 PM

just got one. Thanks BV.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 2:41 PM

Thanks Dr Zizmore!

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 2:42 PM

haha, that sucks but if he can make a buck why not! surely someone will buy those tickets if they really like the band

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 2:57 PM

if anyone has an extra shoot me an email please at
lizardking12587@hotmail.com

Posted by bryan | September 26, 2008 3:02 PM

i'm a atheist vegan but i'm still not going

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 3:27 PM

all of you are fuckheads. i wish death upon all of you. total fucking assholes, the whole lot of you.
FUCK you.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 3:31 PM

they're playing the same venue the night before anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 3:46 PM

3:31 is an angry capitalist vegan jewish fat girl who read this post too late to get tickets

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 3:48 PM

hey 3:46, what do you mean they are playing the same venue the night before?? please explain.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 4:01 PM

3:31 reminds me of the angry folks who missed out on Sigur Ros at MOMA. It's just a concert, get over it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 4:11 PM

amen 4:11, they are playing this as one off show, i'm sure they will be back soon when they announce the release date

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 4:50 PM

Anon 3:46 is just trying to screw with the people scalping by lying and saying they are going to be playing the night before as well. Not true at all. This is a one off show.

That being said these amateur scalpers aint gonna make shit. Almost half the people buying tickets to the show today had the same genius idea these dopes had. To buy tickets to scalp. It is going to be the same thing as the MGMT halloween show. There is going to be a glut of tickets for sale and no one is gonna make anything. Supply will most surely outweigh demand. The fucking show took almost 3 hours to sell out.

SO if you did not get a ticket. Just relax. Wait till a day or 2 before the show and there will be plenty of tix available.

And to Anon's 4:11 and 4:50, yes they will come back and play again but like Sigur Ros, the shows will be at much bigger venues and not as good as this one. As we all know, Sigur Ros at Grand Ballroom and to a much smaller extent MOMA were really special shows that the recent United Palace ones could not hold a candle to. I mean yes they are just concerts but why are you on a music blog then if a show is just a show to you.


Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 5:15 PM

Tickets will be available as the show nears. It is always the case with Bowery related shows. Always. You just have to be on ticketmaster at just the right time, but if I were you I'd begin hitting F5 at noon the day of the show. Trust me

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 5:25 PM

anon 3:46 - i heard the same thing, they're playing a benefit the night before at music hall.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 5:50 PM

Anon 3:46 and 5:50-LIES

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 6:16 PM

This is, just like their show at Bowery last summer, a one-off show.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 6:21 PM

last year's show had a much better discussion thread. to wit: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2007/06/franz_ferdinand_14.html

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2008 6:58 PM

fuck this 18+ crap.
2nd time franz! seriously!?

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2008 9:35 AM

Can someone link me to pics of the fat girls onstage with Franz Ferdinand?

Posted by Regular reader | September 27, 2008 9:50 AM

5:15, the very fact that you had to explain that shows that these scalpers will find a market. You're right, of course-- even a ton of MBV tickets were going for face value in the days before Roseland. But people don't know that, and people like to make sure they are going to see bands they really like. A lot of people also have too much money to spend.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2008 9:55 AM

seeing that Music Hall is a fraction the size of Roseland, i dont think scalpers will have any trouble selling tickets.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2008 10:59 AM

I CANTTTT WAITTTT TO SEE THEM IN BROOKLYN!!!
never got the chance to see Franz Ferdinand Live!
one of my Favorite bands all time.
+I recently discovered this new band called hypernova which sounds something between Franz ,Arctic Monkeys and Joy Division ! a very nice combination haha...
Check them out @
Myspace.com/hypernovamusic

Posted by Take me out !!!! | September 28, 2008 8:23 PM

^^
wow

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2008 8:41 PM

Wondering if the government will bail me out so I can buy tickets on ebay?

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2008 9:50 AM

any word on an opener?

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2008 10:05 AM

What time will the show actually start?

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2008 1:02 PM

Sarah and her fat friends better not wreck this show too!

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2008 1:17 PM

Geez, already. I made fun of the fan chicks charging the stage at the time, too - but give it up already. It's old.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2008 2:10 PM

any openers?

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2008 2:03 PM

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