Franz Ferdinand | 11/19/13

Image: Bullet and dates

 Franz Ferdinand have unveiled their new video for next single “Bullet,” a dynamic 360 degree performance film directed by long term collaborator Andy Knowles who has also shot videos for The Cribs, The Vaccines, Clinic and Peaches.  “Bullet” was produced by Prince House Rabbit, recorded in Scotland and mixed in Vancouver, Canada by Mike Fraser.

 "I’ve worked with the band in one way or another since their first gig, back in 2002, which was in my ex-girlfriend’s bedroom. I wanted to capture a stripped back, honest performance and I think having a good relationship with the guys helped achieve this. The ‘bulletime’ effect was added to really draw out little moments that every fan will recognize as signature Franz live performance tics. The song is so fast, it demanded an equally dizzy editing style to really capture the energy." – Andy Knowles

 After making the musical come back of the year with their acclaimed fourth album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (Domino), marking a triumphant return to the Billboard Charts and delivering another radio hit in the form of lead single "Right Action," the much-loved Scottish four-piece will return to the US for more blistering live dates in April 2014. This special west coast run includes Seattle on April 21st, Portland on April 26th, as well as an eagerly awaited return to Los Angeles on April 29th at The Wiltern. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 22nd.  Full list of tour dates below.      

“Each night is a raucous celebration of the band's decade-long career, racing through brand-new cuts and old hits…” – Rolling Stone


April 21 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
April 23 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
April 24 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
April 25 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
April 26 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
April 28– Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
April 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern