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Franz Ferdinand is an indie rock band from Glasgow, Scotland. It is assumed that the band were named after the archduke, but the band claim that they are in fact named after a horse.

The group's debut self-titled album released in 2004 debuted on the UK album charts at #3, and won the 2004 Mercury Music Prize. Their second album, You Could Have It So Much Better, charted at #1.

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Sound Academy
Toronto, ON
Sound Academy Toronto, ON
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Orpheum Theatre - Boston
Boston, MA
Orpheum Theatre - Boston Boston, MA
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Electric Factory
Philadelphia, PA
Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
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Mon, 5 Oct 2015 7:00 PM
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Lincoln Theatre - DC
Washington, DC
Lincoln Theatre - DC Washington, DC
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Tue, 6 Oct 2015 7:00 PM
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Terminal 5
New York, NY
Terminal 5 New York, NY
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Thu, 8 Oct 2015 7:00 PM
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Riviera Theatre
Chicago, IL
Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL
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Fri, 9 Oct 2015 7:00 PM
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First Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
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Sun, 11 Oct 2015 7:00 PM
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Ogden Theatre
Denver, CO
Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
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Tue, 13 Oct 2015 7:00 PM
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Hollywood Palladium
Los Angeles, CA
Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles, CA
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Wed, 14 Oct 2015 7:00 PM
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The Observatory
Santa Ana, CA
The Observatory Santa Ana, CA
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Thu, 15 Oct 2015 7:00 PM
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Fox Theatre Oakland
Oakland, CA
Fox Theatre Oakland Oakland, CA
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Franz Ferdinand has released seven singles, a double single and a video-clip-only single, of which "Take Me Out", "The Dark of the Matinee" and "Do You Want To" were top 10 hits in the UK. Franz Ferdinand are influenced by 1980s post-punk, garage rock and new wave and are currently exploring the world of hip hop for inspiration on how to improve their production techniques.

In early 2005, Kanye West declared Franz Ferdinand to be his favourite band and coined the term white crunk to describe the band's gritty drum sounds. West and the band met at the 2005 MTV Europe Music Awards, where they sat down together to share praise and advice. West feels that the white crunk vibe has affected his new work, and is best exemplified on the track "Diamonds from Sierra Leone", from his 2005 album Late Registration. Franz Ferdinand are also greatly influenced by West and sought advice from him on how to improve production for their 2005 album You Could Have It So Much Better. Rapper Snoop Dogg has also declared an admiration for the band, and famously expressed interest in collaborating with the group.

Franz Ferdinand spent much of 2005 in the studio in Scotland working on their follow-up album, You Could Have It So Much Better, which was released on 3 October 2005. In 2006, Franz Ferdinand and Death Cab for Cutie embarked on a joint-headline tour.