DEMAND FORCES FRANZ FERDINAND TO MOVE IRISH DATE

The Scots are causing a stir outside the UK too...

Franz Ferdinand have had had their debut Irish headline show moved up due to public demand.

The Glasgow art-rockers – currently wowing crowds on the NME Awards Tour – were booked to play Dublin’s The Village on April 16. The show has now been moved up to the much larger Ambassador Theatre.

The band’s Irish success has mirrored the band’s feats in the UK, with the single ‘Take Me Out’ hitting number 13 on the Irish chart.

The NME Awards Tour, meanwhile, continues tonight (January 30) at Liverpool University, although headliners Funeral For A Friend have been forced to pull out due to singer Matt Davies’ illness.