Franz Ferdinand, who earlier this week revealed details of Hits To The Head, a 20-track greatest hits collection showcasing the world-conquering success of the band’s career to date, have today announced a run of UK dates next spring.
Having in the past headlined festivals including Reading & Leeds, Rock En Seine, Primavera and All Points East, the full list of UK dates, which includes a return to London’s historic Alexandra Palace, is as follows:
01.04.22 - Alexandra Palace - London
04.04.22 - Victoria Warehouse - Manchester
05.04.22 - OVO Hydro - Glasgow
Tickets for the shows go on pre-sale at 10am on Wednesday 10th November and general sale at 10am on Friday 12th November via https://www.gigsandtours.com/
Fans who pre-order the album will also be given first access to pre-sale tickets.
Hits To The Head is released on Friday March 11th 2022 on Domino and features two brand-new tracks Billy Goodbye and Curious, co-produced by Alex Kapranos, Julian Corrie and Stuart Price (Dua Lipa, Madonna, Pet Shop Boys).
Franz Ferdinand signed to Domino in May 2003 and released their first single, Darts Of Pleasure shortly after. Second single, Take Me Out exploded onto the international stage, putting the band firmly on the global map and was a precursor to their eponymous debut album which went on to sell nearly four million copies worldwide.
Artistically always forging forward, their following albums, You Could Have It So Much Better (2005), Tonight: Franz Ferdinand (2009), Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (2013) and Always Ascending (2018) all offered a new take on the Franz template and saw them work with some of the most pioneering producers around including Dan Carey, Joe Goddard and Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip, Todd Terje and Philippe Zdar.