Franz Ferdinand is headed back on tour. The Scottish band announced a string of 2017 tour dates today (Feb. 28) that start May 21 at the Hangout Music Fest in Gulf Shore, AL. The tour continues through June and wraps up Jun. 16 at the Firefly Festival in Dover, DE. Once they finish up the North American dates, the band will travel overseas for their European tour, which runs through late August. Take a look at the complete list of dates below.
Franz Ferdinand's last album was 2013’s Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. Since then, they teamed up with Sparks for a collaboration album under the name FFS. Last year, guitarist Nick McCarthy, who has been with the band since 2002, announced he was leaving the band to pursue other projects.
In a statement about the departure, Franz Ferdinand said: “When we record and tour, it takes a long, full-time commitment lasting a minimum of a year and a half, most of which is spent away from home. Nick has a young family and does not want to be away from them for such a long period."
Shortly after his departure, McCarthy debuted his new band, Manuela, a project featuring his wife Manuela Grendel.
The same year, the band contributed to the 30 Days, 50 Songs project with the new track “Demagogue." Listen to the song above.
Franz Ferdinand 2017 North American Tour Dates
May 21 —Gulf Shores, AL - Hangout Music Fest
May 22 —Nashville, TN - Exit/In (Click here for tickets)
May 23 — Charlotte, NC - The Underground
May 25 — Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
May 26 — Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
May 27 —Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
May 28 — Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
May 30 — Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
May 31 — Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Jun. 02 —Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
Jun 03 —Montreal, QC - Metropolis
Jun. 04 — New York, NY - Governors Ball
Jun. 07 — New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
Jun. 08 — Northampton, MA - Pearl Street
Jun. 11 —Amphitheater, Oceanside, CA - Oceanside Pier
Jun 12 — Los Angeles, CA - Regent Theater (Click here for tickets)
Jun 14 — Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live (Click here for tickets)
Jun 15 — Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
Jun 16 —Dover, DE - Firefly Music Festival