Coming out with third studio album "Tonight: Franz Ferdinand", Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand have experimented with electronic tune, making it a danceable rock music. They even used human bones in an attempt to "have a real dry, percussive sound."
"Tonight: Franz Ferdinand" has been available in U.K. stores since January 26. Loosely based around a night of partying and its morning effects, the Dan Carey-produced record debuted at number 2 on U.K. Albums chart as well as number 9 on Billboard Hot 200, selling about 31,000 copies in its first week of release.
"Ulysses", the catchy piece which let Alex Kapranos' gorgeous voice flowing through electronic-based rock, has been chosen as the album's first single and released for digital purchase since December 2008. Performed live for the first time by the band during 2007 "Hey You Get off My Pavement" festival in Glasgow, it reached number 20 on Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.
In support of their latest effort, Franz Ferdinand will be touring across Europe. Kicking it off on February 28 in Limerick, they will continue performing in Paris, London, Munich and Berlin before heading up to America for a number of tour dates in several major cities in the country.
Prior to their European and American tour, the rockers will make live appearances in three prestigious events. On February 24, they have to fly to Valencia to sing at MTV Winter Valencia 2009. One day after, they will perform at NME Awards to be held in London and entertain concertgoers at NME Awards Big Gig the next day. More information on their forthcoming shows can be found on their MySpace.