Franz Ferdinand Keeps Ed Sullivan Theater On Its Feet For Live On Letterman Performance [Watch]

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Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand (Jeffrey Niera/CBS)

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Last night the four energetic Scotsman of Franz Ferdinand took the stage at New York City’s historic Ed Sullivan Theater for a twelve song performance highlighting tracks from their upcoming album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action as well as fan favorites like “Ulysses” and “Take Me Out.”

Watch the complete performance here.

The band book-ended the set with two new songs; “Right Action” and “Love Illumination,” both of which were well received by the packed house. (setlist below)

Set for release on August 27 via Domino Records, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action marks the band’s first album since the release of Tonight in 2009, which featured the hit “No You Girls.”

Photos: Franz Ferdinand Perform @ Live On Letterman

Franz Ferdinand will hit the road in August for an extended international tour including various festivals European festivals as well as North American dates (largely mid-west and east coast) in October. (schedule below)

Franz Ferdinand Live On Letterman July 22, 2013

  1. Right Action
  2. Tell Her Tonight
  3. Stand on the Horizon
  4. No You Girls
  5. Evil Eye
  6. The Dark of the Matinée
  7. Bullet
  8. Treason! Animals
  9. Do You Want To
  10. Ulysses
  11. Take Me Out
  12. Love Illumination

Franz Ferdinand 2013 Tour Dates

08/09 – Krakow, PL @ Coke Live Festival
08/11 – Budapest, HR @ Sziget Festival
08/15-17 – Kiewit, BE @ Pukkelpop
08/15-17 – St. Pölten, AT @ Frequency Festival
08/16-18 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
08/16-18 – Hockenheim, DE @ Rock ‘n’ Heim
08/23 – Saint-Cloud, FR @ Rock en Seine
08/24 – Lausanne, FR @ For Noise Festival
08/30 – Zurich, CH @ Zurich Open Air
09/01 – Stradbally, IE @ Electric Picnic
09/05-08 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival
09/10 – Magaluf de Mallorca @ Mallocra Rocks
09/11 – Sant Antoni de Portmany de Ibiza @ Ibiza Rocks
09/14 – Madrid, ES @ DCode Festival
10/04 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/05 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/04-06 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/08 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada
10/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
10/10 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic
10/11-13 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/15 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
10/16 – Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
10/17 – Bethesda, MD @ Music Center at Strathmore
10/19 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
10/20 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
10/22 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
10/23 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
10/24 – Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
11/19 – Tokyo, JP @ Zepp Tokyo
11/20 – Tokyo, JP @ Zepp Tokyo
11/22 – Osaka, JP @ Zepp Osaka


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