ALEX, WHAT

Frontman Alex Kapranos is ill, poor wee lamb...

Franz Ferdinand have pulled out of a gig in PARIS this evening (March 8).

The group were due to support fellow Scots Belle And Sebastian at their gig at the Paris Grand Rex (March 8).

However, the band will now not perform at the show, their spokesperson told NME.COM. He commented: Alex Kapranos has been suffering from a really bad throat so the group have made the decision not to travel to France.”

The group’s UK shows will not be affected. Many of the dates have been upgraded due to demand. The tour visits:

Glasgow QMU (April 12-13)

Liverpool Academy (15)

Sheffield Leadmill (17)

Nottingham Rock City (18)

Leeds Blank Canvas (20)

Birmingham Academy 2 (21)

Brighton Concorde (26)

Norwich Waterfront (27)

Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (29)

Manchester Academy (30)

Oxford Brookes University (May 1)

Bristol University (2)

Portsmouth Pyramids (4)

London Astoria (5-6)

London Coronet (7)

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