Franz Ferdinand | 04/03/14

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Franz Ferdinand release a new single, Fresh Strawberries, on Monday April 7th 2014.

Taken from their much acclaimed fourth album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, the single, featuring Roxanne Clifford of Veronica Falls on guest vocals, was produced by Prince House Rabbit and features Erdbeer Mund, a new German language track which was unveiled online last week and now has an accompanying video which can be watched here: 

Shot in deepest Bavaria, the video was directed by band member, Nick McCarthy’s sister, Anna McCarthy.

The end of last year saw them play shows in Japan and Australia and they return to the U.K. in March before heading to the U.S., Canada & Mexico for an extensive tour. 

Support on the U.K. tour will be Eagulls, except London where Mazes play on the 14th and The Bohicas on the 15th.

The list of dates is as follows:


14th                                        London                                                  Roundhouse

15th                                        London                                                  Roundhouse

17th                                        Brighton                                                                Dome

18th                                        Bristol                                                     O2 Academy

19th                                        Southampton                                      Guildhall

21st                                        Birmingham                                         O2 Academy

22nd                                      Manchester                                         Academy

23rd                                       Dublin                                                    Olympia

25th                                        Glasgow                                               Barrowlands

26th                                        Leeds                                                     O2 Academy

27th                                        Newcastle                                           O2 Academy


Tickets for the shows are priced at £22.50 (except London where they are £25) and are available via and

Watch highlights from the band’s performance at the inaugural 6Music Festival at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester last weekend HERE.

Additionally, they play a special 30-minute semi -acoustic in-store at Sunderland’s Pop Recs Ltd record shop on Thursday March 27th. Tickets for the show are priced at £5 (£2.50 for those providing proof of benefit) and are limited to one per person. Pop Recs Ltd is owned by Frankie & the Heartstrings and was opened in 2013.

Franz Ferdinand are still Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Bob Hardy and Paul Thomson. There’s still no one like them.