Franz Ferdinand in Fillmore, Minneapolis (August 20, 2022)
“Best British Band” Franz Ferdinand are touring “Greatest Hits”, in support of their greatest hits album Head shots (Dominos Records). The Scottish band headlined The Fillmore in Minneapolis on Saturday August 20.
The opening of the show was Matthew dearplaying some sound tracks Preacher’s Sigh & Potion: Lost Album (Ghostly International) … his first LP since 2018.
As you can see from the setlist, he played a minimalist version of “Hikers Y”, the second single from the new album. If you’re wondering about the song, it’s about isolation, and especially a song about Matthew Dear. He described it as follows: “I hear the darkness of the night in my voice and my delivery. This song comes from the isolation of being a solo musician in a studio after midnight.
The loneliness of the song mirrors what you see on stage: one Matthew Dear, producing the audio and loops, and adding the live vocals.
If there is only one Franz Ferdinand must-see tour is this one. Their greatest hits tour, it is named after their collection of 20 greatest hits tracks titled Head shots. All your favorite songs are here: “Take Me Out”, “The Dark Of The Matinée”, “This Fire”, “Do You Want To”… so many good ones. I can guarantee that when they play “This Fire” the whole audience will be singing along.
Thu., AUG 4 House of Blues Dallas Dallas, TX
Fri, Aug 5 White Oak Music Hall Houston, TX
Saturday, August 6 Stubbs BBQ Austin, TX
Monday, AUGUST 8 Tabernacle Atlanta, Georgia
Wed., Aug. 10 9:30 a.m. Club Washington, DC
Fri, Aug 12 The Fillmore Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
Sat, AUG 13 Pier 17 New York, NY
Mon, AUG 15 House Of Blues Boston Boston, MA
Tue, Aug 16 MTELUS Montreal, Canada
Wed, AUG 17 HISTORY Toronto, Canada
Fri, Aug 19 Riviera Theater Chicago, IL
Sat, AUG 20 Fillmore Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN
Monday, August 22 Ogden Theater Denver, CO
Tuesday, AUGUST 23 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
Thu, AUG 25 Showbox SoDo Seattle, WA
Fri, August 26 The Orpheum Vancouver, Canada
Saturday AUGUST 27 McMenamins Grand Lodge Forest Grove, OR
Tue, AUG 30 Fox Theater Oakland, CA
Thu., SEPTEMBER 1 Shrine Expo Hall Los Angeles Downtown, CA