Franz Ferdinand play surprise London show

Cribs, Kills and Kate Nash all watch the Scots rockers

Franz Ferdinand played tracks from their forthcoming new album ‘Tonight: Franz Ferdinand’ at a surprise London show at The End nightclub last night (December 1).

The band took to the stage at the Durr night as surprise guests at around midnight (GMT) in front of a packed audience that included The CribsRyan Jarman, Kate Nash and The KillsAlison Mosshart.

The band previewed four songs from the new record, out on January 26: set opener ‘Turn It On’, ‘Live Alone’, ‘What She Came For’ and forthcoming single ‘Ulysses’.


There was time for a few older classics, including hit singles ‘The Dark Of The Matinee’ and ‘Take Me Out’.

Speaking to NME.COM after the show, frontman Alex Kapranos said: “I really enjoyed it, I think we all did. We had a few technical problems, but no one seemed to mind.

“It was a very energetic room, and they seemed to really like the new stuff. It’s always a bit nerve-wracking to see what people think of it when you’ve been in the studio – especially ‘Live Alone’, we’ve just started playing that one!”

Franz Ferdinand played:

‘Turn It On’

‘The Dark Of The Matinee’


‘Live Alone’

‘Take Me Out’


‘What She Came For’


‘This Fire’