Scottish band join The xx, Bjork and Justice at July event
Franz Ferdinand, who haven’t played a billed gig for more than two years, are preparing to make their live comeback this summer, with dates at Primavera Sound (set for May 30-June 3) and Field Day (taking place June 2) also pencilled in.
Speaking last year, guitarist Nick McCarthy said that the band were ready to start playing gigging again after previously touring “to excess”.
Hinting at plans for a follow-up to their third album, 2009’s ‘Tonight: Franz Ferdinand’, he added: “We used to think, what’s wrong with recording an album a year? Then it was, ‘Oh no. We’re changing the system a bit’. These days people write an album for a year and tour for two years. It takes forever.”