April 20, 2004 11:12


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Franz Ferdinand played a top secret show in LEEDS last night, NME.COM can exclusively reveal.

The show was played at the Brudenell Social Club and the band played under the name The Black Hands.

Fans at the show say that demand was so high hundreds of people were locked outside the tiny building despite waiting in the rain. However, in addition to their set inside, the band played a short, acoustic set in the car park nearby.

Earlier in the evening, the band joined support act and old Glasgow pals The
Country Teasers as guest backing band, with singer Alex Kapranos filling in on bass guitar. During their own set, Franz were joined on backing vocals by Fiery Furnaces singer Eleanor Friedberger for the track ‘Love And Destroy’.

Alex told NME.COM: “It’s a joy to play a small venue like this again. It reminds me of where we were this time last year. On the current tour we’ve been upgraded to loads of bigger venues, so it’s nice to get back to something intimate.”

The sold-out tour continues at:
Leeds The Blank Canvas (20)
Birmingham Academy (21)
Brighton Concorde (26)
Norwich Waterfront (27)
Edinburgh Liquid Room (29)
Manchester University (30)
Oxford Brookes University (May 1)
Bristol Anson Rooms (3)
Portsmouth Pyramid, (4)
London Astoria (5-6)
London Coronet (7)

Were you at the show? Did you take pictures of the band playing outside the venue? If so, email news@nme.com with your stories/pictures.

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