Posted in music | tour dates on February 3, 2009

Franz Ferdinand @ October Diesel Party (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Franz Ferdinand

"Franz Ferdinand's third album has had a difficult gestation. Before Kylie collaborator Dan Carey took the production helm, there were abortive sessions with the eclectic DJ and producer Erol Alkan, talk of African influences and, most intriguing, an attempt to work with Girls Aloud's visionary production team Xenomania. Alas, the latter collapsed owing to the kind of musical differences you suspect may have involved Franz Ferdinand recognising their own limitations. You might talk a good fight about wanting to make music that makes girls dance, but you don't know how indie you really are until you get in the studio with someone who actually makes girls dance for a living.

This is unmistakably the behaviour of musicians who know a sonic overhaul is needed." [Guardian]

Franz Ferdinand's new album Tonight: Franz Ferdinand was released on January 27th. On April 17th the band will be playing Coachella. On May 7th they'll play Roseland Ballroom in NYC. Tickets for the large venue show go on Ticket Rush presale on Friday at 10am and then regular sale 24 hours later.

Lily Allen also just announced a show at the same NYC venue. All currently known FF tour dates below...

Franz Ferdinand - 2009 Tour Dates
Feb 26 - NME Awards Big Gig @ O2 Arena London, London and South East
Feb 28 - Dolans Limerick, Limerick
Mar 1 - Olympia Dublin
Mar 4 - Barrowlands Glasgow
Mar 6 - Academy Manchester
Mar 8 - Academy Birmingham
Mar 9 - Hammersmith Apollo London
Mar 12 - AB Club Brussels
Mar 13 - Paradiso Amsterdam
Mar 14 - Palladium Koln
Mar 16 - Aeronef Lille
Mar 17 - Olympia Paris
Mar 18 - Olympia Paris
Mar 20 - Vega Copenhagen
Mar 21 - Circus Stockholm
Mar 22 - Sentrum Scene Oslo
Mar 24 - Docks Hamburg
Mar 25 - Columbiahalle Berlin
Mar 26 - Tonhalle Munich
Mar 28 - Schiffbauhalle Zurich
Mar 29 - Estragon Bologna
Mar 30 - Palasharp? Milan
Apr 1 - Le Phare (**Please note venue change**) Toulouse
Apr 2 - Pabellon de La Casilla Bilboa
Apr 3 - Palacio de Deportes Madrid, Madrid
Apr 4 - Coliseo de Atarfe Granada, Granada
Apr 15 - Fox Theater, Oakland, California (tix)
Apr 17 - Coachella Indio, California
May 07 - Roseland Ballroom, NY, NY
May 30 - Jelling Festival Jelling
Jun 1 - Pinkpop Holland
Jun 5 - Blonia Park Krakaw
Jun 19 - Hurricane Festival Scheeßel
Jun 20 - Southside Festival, Germany Neuhausen ob Eck
Jun 27 - Glastonbury festival Pilton, London and South East
Jul 3 - B'Estfest Bucharest
Jul 18 - Benicassim Festival Barcelona

---

      

Comments (24)

who cares?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 11:04 AM

So glad I caught them at MHofW last year. Thanks for the tip, BV.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 11:09 AM

Franz Ferdinand is great...Roseland not so much...

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 11:17 AM

Roseland still exists??

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 11:20 AM

i feel like franz working with Erol would have turned out pretty damn sweet.

Posted by jason | February 3, 2009 11:30 AM

i think this album is very strong, better than i expected

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 11:31 AM

Agree with 11:31. Never thought I'd still be listening to this band at this point but the new album is great.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 11:38 AM


"Agree with 11:31. Never thought I'd still be listening to this band at this point but the new album is great."

Do you people seriously become interested in bands and then think "well in a few years i will probably not listen to this shit anymore and will have moved on to something new". I mean really? So are you saying that you don't take music that touches you and carry it a bit further than that? Is it that disposable?

I guess me and everyone else I know is weird because we still listen to records and bands that haven't existed in decades in some cases, along with getting into new shit.

I'm no fan of FF but I don't get the concept of: 2004 - Wow I really dig this band to 2009: these fuckers still exist wow!

Wow, I'm glad i'm not in my 20's.

Posted by david | February 3, 2009 12:07 PM

12:07p

Thanks for making non 20 somethings sound like jaded douchebags.

Posted by A non 20 something | February 3, 2009 12:24 PM

Actually, David at 12:07, most bands that are as good out of the gate as FF either can't sustain it or else they keep making the same record over and over, only not as good as the first. There is so much great music out there that it's more fun to find something new and fresh rather than to listen to sub-par new releases by a band you got into 5 years ago. Just my 2 cents.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 12:26 PM

it's the 50th anniversary of the day the music died, dammit! let's all be happy for bands who have the chance and the guts to last!

Posted by lover | February 3, 2009 12:33 PM

this is going to be awesome. roseland sucks, but the space is good for a massive dance party

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 12:38 PM

tickets are already on sale right now

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 12:55 PM

This album is surprisingly good. I thought the second FF album was shit.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 12:59 PM

saw them in Brooklyn last year, they put a good show ive

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 1:03 PM

"Actually, David at 12:07, most bands that are as good out of the gate as FF either can't sustain it or else they keep making the same record over and over, only not as good as the first. There is so much great music out there that it's more fun to find something new and fresh rather than to listen to sub-par new releases by a band you got into 5 years ago. Just my 2 cents".


Yeah but what I mean is does that mean you no longer listen to their records? Like, should I not listen to The Smiths because there are a shit load of new records out? I mean, don't we listen to music that...we like...regardless of when it came out?

I just think the whole "wow, these guys are still around"? like how dare they continue to make art long after they are not flavor of the month to be the height of doucheness.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 1:22 PM

$44 after $12 service charge! Wow...Live nation is worse than tm!

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 1:23 PM

FF were great at the private Diesel party last fall. It was free so it was worth it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 3:07 PM

Can you still get face value tickets at Irving Plaza box office for Roseland shows? Everything seems upside down these days with Live Nation.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 3:08 PM

"Can you still get face value tickets at Irving Plaza box office for Roseland shows? Everything seems upside down these days with Live Nation."

I hope so!

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 3:36 PM

From the Live Nation website:

Cash, Visa(R), MasterCard(R), and American Express are accepted. The Box Office sells tickets for most Live Nation events at The Fillmore NY @ Irving Plaza, The Blender Theater @ Gramercy, Roseland Ballroom, Hammerstein Ballroom, Warsaw, McCarren Park Pool, and Central Park Summerstage. Tickets cannot be purchased over the phone. Tickets can also be purchased through Live Nation.

So I will save almost $50 for the 4 FF tickets I was just going to buy? Worth a trip to Irving Plaza.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 4:39 PM

Am I retarded or has this welfare Live Nation site crashed (again)???

Posted by Funderburgh | February 7, 2009 10:05 AM

Roseland still exists??

imfao that was soo funny!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 9:54 PM

THANK YOU FOR THE USEFUL INFORMATION

Posted by AVC CONVERTER | January 28, 2010 3:42 AM

Leave a Comment