Franz Ferdinand at Coachella 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Franz Ferdinand

As you may know, Franz Ferdinand are back this year with a new album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (stream two tracks) and a tour which hits NYC on October 22 at Hammerstein Ballroom (tickets).

But the band will also make their way to NYC much sooner than that for an hour-long Live on Letterman concert this Monday (7/22), which will stream live on and VEVO at 8 PM EST. The concert precedes their appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, which airs later that evening on CBS.

Franz are also hosting a listening party for the new album the next day (7/23) in Brooklyn at Glasslands, where they'll be DJing along with a DJ set from Liv Spencer (Still Going, House of House). RSVP for the Live on Letterman performance and the listening party is open now.

Updated dates are listed, along with streams of the two new singles, below...


Franz Ferdinand - "Right Action"

Franz Ferdinand - "Love Illumination"

Franz Ferdinand -- 2013 Tour Dates
07/22 Live on Letterman New York, NY
07/23 Glasslands Brooklyn, NY (DJ Set, album listening party)
08/09 Krakow, PL Coke Live Festival
08/11 Budapest, HR Sziget Festival
08/15-17 Kiewit, BE Pukkelpop
08/15-17 St. Pölten, AT Frequency Festival
08/16-18 Biddinghuizen, NL Lowlands Festival
08/16-18 Hockenheim, DE Rock 'n' Heim
08/23 Saint-Cloud, FR Rock en Seine
08/24 Lausanne, FR For Noise Festival
08/30 Zurich, CH Zurich Open Air
09/01 Stradbally, IE Electric Picnic
09/05-08 Isle of Wight, UK Bestival
09/10 Magaluf de Mallorca Mallocra Rocks
09/11 Sant Antoni de Portmany de Ibiza Ibiza Rocks
09/14 Madrid, ES DCode Festival
10/04 Houston, TX House of Blues
10/05 Dallas, TX House of Blues
10/04-06 Austin, TX Austin City Limits
10/08 Lawrence, KS Granada
10/09 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater
10/10 Chicago, IL The Vic
10/11-13 Austin, TX Austin City Limits
10/15 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
10/16 Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion
10/17 Bethesda, MD Music Center at Strathmore
10/19 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre
10/20 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
10/22 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
10/23 Montreal, QC Metropolis
10/24 Toronto, ON Kool Haus
11/19 Tokyo, JP Zepp Tokyo
11/20 Tokyo, JP Zepp Tokyo
11/22 Osaka, JP Zepp Osaka