Franz Ferdinand – Michael

Franz Ferdinand, currently the big hope for getting UK artists back into the US charts, are releasing one of their many live favourites for you all. ‘Michael’ has the trademark combination of driving rhythms and dance-ability and tension from the moment it starts. It is catchy, full of riffs, jarring guitar slashes from Alex and Nick and Paul nailing his drum kit to the floor. All of this while Alex’s vocals drive the song to ever more intense levels. And you can dance to it, which is the whole Franz Ferdinand thing in a nutshell.


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The CD is backed with two tracks recorded in Germany, ‘Love and Destroy’ and ‘Missing you’. The 7″ features Paul Thomson singing in German on ‘Tell Her Tonight’


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The band embark on an extensive UK tour for the autumn following on from performances to come at V and Reading/Leeds.


  • 11TH – Belfast Ulster Hall
  • 12TH – Dublin Olympia
  • 13TH – Dublin Olympia
  • 15TH – Glasgow Barrowlands
  • 16TH – Glasgow Barrowlands (Matinee show)
  • 16TH – Glasgow Barrowlands
  • 17TH – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
  • 19TH – Newcastle Northumbria University
  • 20TH – Exeter University
  • 21ST – Bradford St Georges Hall
  • 23RD – Portsmouth Guildhall
  • 24TH – Leicester De Montfort Hall
  • 25TH – Manchester Apollo
  • 26TH – Manchester Apollo
  • 28TH – London Brixton Academy
  • 29TH – London Brixton Academy
  • 30TH – London Brixton Academy

Franz Ferdinand – UK tour – Oct
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Label : Domino

Release Date : 16 August 2004

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  • Michael
  • Love and Destroy
  • Missing You

Franz Ferdinand are: Alex Kapranos (vocal/guitar), Nick McCrathy (vocal/guitar/keyboards), Bob Hardy (bass) & Paul Thomson (drums)

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