• Venue: Pearl Street Ballroom
      Date: Thursday, June 08, 2017 ~ 8:00 PM

    • With their foppish good looks, skinny trousers and sly, sexy post-punk tunes, Franz Ferdinand were one of the U.K.'s best pop exports of the 2000s, four suave Scotsmen who helped indie kids learn to dance. The Scottish quintet first scored a minor U.S. hit with "Take Me Out," which combined a spiky riff with a shout-along chorus, and subsequent singles, including the blatantly homoerotic rocker "Michael," only upped the pleasure principle.Their most recent album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, was released in 2013. This exuberant, unencumbered record is the first from the Glasgow band since 2009's Tonight. They seem to have rediscovered the imagination, vitality and fun found on their classic, era-encapsulating debut Franz Ferdinand. The band won the coveted Mercury Prize in the U.K., as well as two BRIT awards and performed at the Grammys. 

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