Franz Ferdinand – Doing it for the kids

Due to the unprecedented demand for tickets, Franz Ferdinand have announced a number of extra dates on their forthcoming UK tour. A third London Brixton Academy date on Saturday 30th October and a second Manchester Apollo date on Tuesday 26th October have been added. Tickets for both shows will go on sale at 9.30am on Wednesday 11th August. The band have also announced details of a matinee show for younger fans at Glasgow Barrowlands on Saturday 16th October.

Tickets will be available to under 18s and adults aged over 18 can only attend the show if accompanying a child, but only two adults per child will be allowed. Groups of children aged less than 14 years must be accompanied by at least one adult aged over 18. Anyone not accompanying children who are suspected of being over 18 will be asked to show ID.

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Tickets for the Glasgow matinee show will be £7 and are available from Monday 9th August at 9.30am via or over the counter at Ripping Records and Tickets Scotland. The tickets for their original two Glasgow Barrowlands dates sold out in record time.

The full list of UK tour dates are as follows:

OCTOBER – Book tickets with

    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

Tickets for the shows will be priced at £13.50, except in London where they will be £15 and Dublin where they will be EUR22.

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The band are set to release the final single, Michael, from their eponymous debut album, on August 16th 2004. They are also set to appear at the Reading and Leeds festivals on August the 28th and 29th respectively.

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

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