Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Franz Ferdinand

After work last night I met a pre-jetlagged Nicole out the front of the Palace Theatre, where we join the long queue along side lanes for the sold out gig.

The former nightclub The Metro, I expected this venue to be seedy. The old stairways and platforms are in place, with the stage engulfed in a wall of vantage points - very impressive. Even with the lingering memory of it's Metro days.

First up for the evening were Red Riders, and then The Temper Trap, both quite good, which made it clear why the theatre filled up very early.

And then Franz Ferdinand emerged on stage, and were amazing! Starting with a new track from their soon to be released album, they then launched into Do You Want To and then The Dark of the Matinée.

Powerful and rocking set, they played all their big hits with several new songs, and the crowd were very into it. The encore started with a near-raunchy Michael and ending with This Fire.

1 comment:

  1. I'm jealous! Franz Ferdinand is one of my favourite bands! I'll have to hunt them down in London/UK.


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