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2009-12-17 12:56:00

DALLAS, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: The HDNet Concert Series welcomes back the Scottish band Franz Ferdinand, this Sunday, December 20 at 8:00 p.m. ET. This live performance was filmed on February 26, 2009 at the Big Gig London O2 Arena and features their massive hits from their first album, "Michael," "Matinee" and "Take Me Out," in addition to more recent hits like "Ulysses" and "No You Girls." Over the course of only four albums, these boys have garnered attention for a widely...

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2009-02-04 12:21:07

Bruce Springsteen's Working on a Dream is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart this week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday. Springsteen's latest knocked Taylor Swift's Fearless from the top of the chart after an eight-week stint. Fearless didn't fall far, however, and landed in the No. 2 spot this week. Coming in at No. 3 is Beyonce's I Am ... Sasha Fierce, followed by Nickelback's Dark Horse at No. 4 and Kanye West's 808s & Heartbreak at No. 5. Rounding out the top tier are the compilation CD...

2008-09-29 00:00:22

Franz Ferdinand said they chose to perform in the tiny Raigmore Motel in Inverness because they wanted to be closer to their fans. The Scottish band played to just a handful of people in Inverness last night, performing hits such as Take Me Out and Do You Want To. The Inverness gig was the second in a mini-Scottish tour of small venues. They will be in Fort William today, before visiting Aberdeen, Portree and Shetland later on this month. The Mercury Music Prize winners admitted they...

2008-09-22 00:00:20

By BEVERLEY LYONS AND LAURA SUTHERLAND THE Ting Tings proved they were more than Great DJs at their sell- out show in Glasgow's Barrowland last night. Fresh from winning best breakthrough act at the Vodafone Music Awards ceremony earlier this week, Katie White and Jules De Martino delivered storming versions of songs from their debut album We Started Nothing. Fans loved their No1 single That's Not My Name and danced along to hits including Great DJ and Shut Up And Let Me Go. The gig...

2008-08-07 06:00:18

THE Razz has 15 pairs of weekend camping tickets to give away to the Hydro Connect Music Festival, which takes place in the grounds of Inveraray Castle from Friday, August 29 to Sunday August 31. The lucky winners will also receive a case of Kopparberg pear cider. Taking to the stage will be Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, Kasabian, Sigur Ros, Glasvegas, Manic Street Preachers, Goldfrapp, and many more. Festival-goers will be able to enjoy cool Kopparberg cider while listening to some...

2008-07-27 00:00:29

By Simon Price Somewhere in a Suffolk field is a civilised, laid-back idyll with a musical line-up that goes beyond eclectic - all this and a herd of pink sheep too Rock Franz Ferdinand Latitude Festival HENHAM PARK, SUFFOLK Lykke Li Latitude Festival HENHAM PARK, SUFFOLK Everything has changed. Nothing has changed. After years in hiding (save for a series of low-key club shows), Franz Ferdinand, in shirtsleeves and short back-and-sides like 1930s artisans, return to the big time with...

2008-07-14 09:00:43

By Chitra Ramaswamy SO MANY bands are pronouncing themselves independent these days that when the real DIY deal comes along, they're hard to pick out from the fray. Like Popup, for example. This scruffy Glaswegian quartet - three boys with guitars, one girl with drums - make some of the best melodic post-punk around in Scotland and have been plugging away for years. In that time they've been awarded Single of the Year by XFM (2006) and deemed Scotland's Biggest Unsigned Band by the NME...

2008-07-08 09:00:42

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today unveiled the music track listing for Madden NFL 09, set to release August 12, 2008. The new soundtrack features 26 songs from a multi-genre roster of superstar acts and soon-to-breakthrough artists, including Franz Ferdinand, Good Charlotte, Airbourne, From First To Last, The All-American Rejects, Rev Theory, K'Naan, and Kidz In The Hall. Madden NFL, the biggest-selling sports franchise in videogame history, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year...

2006-04-02 17:20:50

By Gelu Sulugiuc NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States music scene is priming for another British invasion. Since the Beatles appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1964, every few years American critics peg a new wave of British bands as the next great act. Some live up to the hype, others quickly sink into obscurity. The current influx is led by the Sheffield-based Arctic Monkeys, Welsh rockers People In Planes and English pop-punk youngsters The Subways -- all enjoying publicity...

2006-03-05 22:38:01

By Jill Kipnis LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - A tour package with rock acts Franz Ferdinand and Death Cab for Cutie was, simply, meant to be. Both groups were looking to tour this spring as follow-ups to major-market fall outings, and both wanted to play midsize venues to help build audiences. When the bands' respective booking agents realized the acts had similar game plans, the idea to pair them instantly came to mind. The package, which features supporting act the Cribs on select...


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