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Franz Ferdinand Recapture The Groove

The past seven days have seen a lot of bands mend fences to return to the stage. Proto-power rockers At The Drive In are back with new music and shows.

Rock legends Soundgarden are also banging the big drum again.

Alternative-couture rock’s Fran Ferdinand may not have the aggression of the before mentioned acts but they possess a certain style that has cemented their legacy.

The center of their current action is New York’s Governor’s Ball. Apparently, additional dates were put together to make that outing worthwhile.

Since the departure of guitarist/keyboardist Nick McCarthy, FF has only dropped one new song in  “Demagogue.”

When losing a founding member such as McCarthy, things tend to get ugly. FF handled it with grace according to their press statement.

“We’d love to be able to say this is a result of personal or musical differences, but it’s not. Those differences are what we formed the band around in the first place.”

McCarthy has family commitments and may rejoin the fold but in the meantime there was music to make and “Demagogue” sent he right message at the right time.

The funky new-wave inspired number is far from a departure but none the less, it feels as inspired as ever.

As it stands, the band will busy until the fall.

Stream: Franz Ferdinand “Demagogue” On Spotify

Franz Ferdinand On Tour

05-21 Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Music Festival

05-22 Nashville, TN – Exit/In

05-23 Charlotte, NC – The Underground

05-25 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre

05-26 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel

05-27 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

05-28 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

05-30 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom

05-31 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

06-02 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall

06-03 Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis

06-04 New York, NY – Governor’s Ball

06-07 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall

06-08 Northampton, MA – Pearl Street

06-11 Oceanside, CA – Oceanside Pier Amphitheater

06-12 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater

06-14 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!

06-15 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater

06-16 Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival

07-21-23 The Lake District, England – Kendal Calling

07-28-30 Benidorm, Spain – Low Festival

08-03-05 Luhmühlen, Germany – A Summer’s Tale

08-05 Inverness-shire, Scotland – Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

08-26 Charleville Mezieres, France – Cabaret Vert

08-27 Portsmouth, England – Victorious Festival

08-29 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso

08-30 Antwerp, Belgium – Rivierenhof

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