Franz Ferdinand played to 500 fans at a special instore gig in a LONDON record store last night (February 9).
Fans crowded into the basement of Oxford Street’s HMV from 8pm onwards to hear the band play tracks from their self-titled debut album, released yesterday.
Wristbands for the show were distributed to the first 150 people who had bought the album from the shop that morning.
The band played: ‘Jacqueline’
‘Tell Her Tonight’
‘Take Me Out’
‘Cheating On You’
‘Darts Of Pleasure’
Earlier that day the band played a similar show at Virgin Megastore in their native town of Glasgow where they broke the store’s record – previously held by the Manic Street Preachers – for numbers of albums sold after an instore performance.