Death Cab Takes Franz Ferdinand for a North American Ride

Published: 2006-02-03
The UK meets the US as rockers Franz Ferdinand and Death Cab for Cutie tour North America together this spring.

Death Cab for Cutie came together in 1997 but really hit it big with its 2003 album, Transatlanticism, which gained critical acclaim and a boost in sales over previous records. Tracks from the disc also appeared on the teen drama with all the great tunes, The O.C. But this tour will promote the band's newest release, 2005's Plans. The record is a finalist for the New Pantheon Prize, awarded to albums worth mentioning but that haven't been mentioned enough.

Franz Ferdinand's self-titled 2004 debut scored the group the critical praise that goes along with winning the coveted UK Mercury Prize, the prize the New Pantheon Prize was modelled after. The band is supporting its second release, You Could Have It So Much Better, which it released in 2005.

Franz Ferdinand is touring Australia and Japan before heading over to North America in March and April to flag down Death Cab. The acts also be doing a few Canadian shows in April.

Catch them if you can:

April 15, Montreal, QC - Cepsum at the Universit» de Montr»al
April 17, Toronto, ON - The Docks
April 23, Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre
April 25, Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Centre
April 26, Calgary, AB - Stampede Corral

Writer: Michelle Garcia

   

 

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