It may have taken them an excruciating 12 years, but Scottish indie rockers Franz Ferdinand are finally returning to our shores on Nov 21 to perform at Zepp @ Big Box.
These guys came out of Glasgow, Scotland in 2002, and were always noted as one of the most important bands to have revived post-punk back in the noughties. Their lineup has changed a little, with Nick McCarthy leaving two years ago to focus on family and Julian Corrie and Dino Bardot stepping up to complete the band’s current lineup, but they’re still as tight as ever.
Can you believe it’s been 14 years since they released the super infectious single “Take Me Out”, off their hot self-titled debut album? That record alone earned them the illustrious Mercury Music Prize in 2004, as well as two Brit Awards the year after for “Best British Group” and “Best British Rock Act”, two NME awards for “Best Album”, “Best Track” and “Best Live Band” and the MTV Video Music Award for Best Breakthrough Video for “Take Me Out”. They continued to blaze through the next decade of their music career, making jive-worthy hits like “Do You Want To”, “No You Girls” and “Evil Eye”, and releasing their fifth studio album, Always Ascending, last Feb, which was met with generally positive reviews from critics.
Tickets are priced at $99 via ApacTix from Jun 29, 10am, or $120 at the door.