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Franz Ferdinand fever continued last night (April 15), as the new Scottish gentry hit the LIVERPOOL CARLING ACADEMY for another night of their sold-out UK and Irish tour.

The band are currently on the road in support of their debut album, on a tour which started with two hometown shows in Glasgow earlier in the week.

Drummer Paul Thomson showed off his new bird tattoos at the show, the set mainly concentrated on tracks from the Top Five album.

The set list ran:


‘Tell Her Tonight’

‘Cheating On You’

‘Auf Achse’

‘Take Me Out’

‘Love And Destroy’


‘Van Tango’

‘Come On Home’

‘This Fire’



‘Shopping For Blood’

‘Darts Of Pleasure’

The sold out tour continues at:

Dublin Ambassador (16)

Sheffield Leadmill (17)

Nottingham Rock City (18)

Leeds The Blank Canvas (20)

Birmingham Academy (21)

Brighton Concorde (26)

Norwich Waterfront (27)

Edinburgh Liquid Room (29)

Manchester University (30)

Oxford Brookes University (May 1)

Bristol Anson Rooms (3)

Portsmouth Pyramid, (4)

London Astoria (5-6)

London Coronet (7)

For a full on the road report, see next week’s NME, which is out next Wednesday (April 21) nationwide.