The band play an all ages homecoming show in Glasgow...

FRANZ FERDINAND have played their much touted Scotland anthem at a matinee show in GLASGOW.

The band are currently on a UK tour, and last night (October 16) played two shows in a day at the Glasgow Barrowland venue.

The first set started at 5pm and was intended to be an all ages gig, allowing some of the youngest Franz fans in the world – many under ten – the chance to see their favourite band.


During the gig, where alcohol and smoking were banned, singer Alex Kapranos said that they were working on a new song, but only had the music.

”We’ve got a song that we’ve not finished,” he said. “Want to help us finish it? Like all the best songs it’s only got three notes but no words, can you sing along with it?”

One of the teenage fans helpfully suggested the one word in the song should be ‘Scotland’, which delighted Kapranos.

The band then played the track in full, with the 1,900 fans providing the lyrics.

The afternoon set ran:



‘40 Feet’

‘Auf Achse’

‘The Dark Of The Matinee’

‘Cheating On You’

‘Take Me Out’



‘Darts Of Pleasure’

‘Tell Her Tonight’

‘This Fire’

The second set was a more traditional gig, with Kapranos telling the Glasgow faithful they were the “best audience in the fucking world”.

During their performance Franz played unreleased song ’Your Diary’, alongside other tracks including ’Shopping For Blood’, ’Come On Home’ and ’This Fire’.


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