Franz Ferdinand - Melbourne & Sydney 2009


Mon 05 Jan, 2009 Palace Theatre, Melbourne
Tue 06 Jan, 2009 Enmore Theatre, Sydney

The Frontier Touring Company is happy to confirm the return of Glasgow lads Franz Ferdinand to stages in Melbourne and Sydney in 2009 – their first in two years. Joining them at these one-off headline shows will be The Temper Trap and Red Riders.

Franz have been bunkered down in a studio since late 2007, however the stream of set up track ‘Lucid Dreams’ (taken from their forthcoming album Tonight: Franz Ferdinand) has broken the silence and set the music world abuzz. Taking on a feel slightly skewed towards what some folks call ‘dance’ while retaining Franz Ferdinand’s indie trademark, the track has whet the appetites of Franz fans hanging for the 2009 release of Tonight: Franz Ferdinand.

Produced by Dan Carey (Kylie Minogue, Fatboy Slim, CSS, Sia), Tonight: Franz Ferdinand is one of the most anticipated releases of recent years. Their first release since 2005’s thrilling You Could Have It So Much Better, Franz Ferdinand will showcase the long-awaited new material during this tour, cementing these shows as must sees for fans of the band.

Red Riders will open the shows in each city. The Sydney band is currently working on the follow-up to their acclaimed debut album Replica Replica. They've been writing songs all year and are set to enter the studio later this year to record their highly anticipated second album (due for release in 2009 through Ivy League Records). Live, the Red Riders are a force to be reckoned with, and with the promise of new material on this tour, they’re worth arriving on time for.

With a loyal fan base and excellent support acts, these shows are set to sell out. Tickets on sale Wednesday 29 October.

Pre-sale tickets will be available from 4pm AEST Monday 27 October until 4pm AEST Tuesday 28 October (or until pre-sale allocation is exhausted). Pre-sale details will be emailed by 5pm AEST on Friday October 24.

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