WEST COAST-ING IT!

The band charm yet another part of the world...

Franz Ferdinand played their last scheduled LOS ANGELES tour stop this year Tuesday night (September 21), but told NME.COM they’ll be back.

The band have just nine dates left on their North American tour, which wraps up at New York’s Roseland Ballroom on October 3, but speaking after the show, bassist Bob Hardy said the group will return stateside before year’s end. “I think we’re doing some radio things at Christmas,” he said.

Franz Ferdinand’s show saw the Scottish quartet playing to a packed house at the city’s Wiltern Theatre, which they managed to sell out despite only announcing the event’s details on Sunday morning. In addition to filling every one of the venue’s 2,200 capacity seats, the band managed to draw members of Eighties early proto-new wavers Sparks, as well as Regina Spektor.

The band performed for over an hour, dropping in ‘Take Me Out’, ‘Jacqueline’, and ‘The Dark of the Matinee’, alongside new song ‘Your Diary’, which singer Alex Kapranos dedicated to an unnamed female fan that gave the group shirts and ties before the show.

“People are going really mental,” Kapranos told NME.COM on Saturday. “[At] some of the gigs, it feels a bit like total mania. The shows here, they seem to be getting more and more intense every time we come back.”