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Franz Ferdinand – new album out, 2009 tour dates (Roseland)

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

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