Franz Ferdinand Plot North American Tour in First Shows Since 2014

Scottish alt-rock outfit schedule headlining shows and festival slots

Scottish alt-rock outfit Franz Ferdinand will embark their first tour since 2014 this summer. Credit: Simon Sarin/Redferns/Getty

Franz Ferdinand will embark on a North American tour this summer, performing their first shows in nearly three years.

The Scottish alt-rock outfit has not played live since 2014 and was already scheduled to appear at several festivals, including Governors Ball. The trek opens May 21st with a set at the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama before heading to Nashville, Cleveland, Toronto, Los Angeles, Baltimore and more. Franz Ferdinand will wrap the tour June 16th at the Firefly Festival in Dover, Delaware. A handful of European dates will follow.

Tickets for most shows go on sale March 3rd, while a pre-sale will be available for select dates. More information is available via the band's website.

Franz Ferdinand has not released an album since 2013's Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, though the group has remained busy. In 2014, they joined forces with the duo Sparks to form FFS, which released its self-titled debut album in 2015. Singer/guitarist Alex Kapranos has also been working with another supergroup, BNQT, which boasts members of Band of Horses, Midlake and Granddaddy.

Franz Ferdinand's upcoming tour, however, will also mark the group's first without founding member and guitarist Nick McCarthy, who left the group last summer due to family commitments. At the time, the band said McCarthy will pursue his own projects and could reunite with the group in the future.

Franz Ferdinand Tour Dates

May 21 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
May 22 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
May 23 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
May 25 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
May 26 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
May 27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
May 28 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
May 30 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
May 31 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
June 2 – Toronto, Ontario @ Danforth Music Hall
June 3 – Montreal, Quebec @ Metropolis
June 4 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball
June 7 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
June 8 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
June 11 – Oceanside, CA @ Oceanside Pier Amphitheater
June 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
June 14 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
June 15 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
June 16 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival