Franz Ferdinand: 21.00
Are you ready to dance? Franz Ferdinand with their mix of arty rock and dance music will be at Zorlu PSM on June 19th in collaboration with %100 Music!
Named for the Austro-Hungarian Archduke whose murder sparked World War I, Glasgow's Franz Ferdinand helped define the sound of the 2000s and 2010s with their mix of arty rock, dance music, dub, and more.
In late 2001, singer/guitarist Alex Kapranos and bassist Bob Hardy began working on music together when they met Nick McCarthy, a classically trained pianist and double bass player who originally played drums for the group despite no prior experience as a drummer. The trio had rehearsed at McCarthy's house for a while when they met and started playing with Paul Thomson, a former drummer for the Yummy Fur who felt like playing guitar instead. Eventually, McCarthy and Thomson switched to guitar and drums, and the band switched practice spaces, moving to an abandoned warehouse that they named the Chateau.
By summer 2002, they'd recorded an EP's worth of material that they intended to release themselves, but word of mouth about the band spread and Franz Ferdinand signed to Domino in the summer of 2003. The single propelled them to greater popularity in the U.K. and laid the groundwork for the band's debut album. Franz Ferdinand was released in February 2004 in the U.K. and a month later stateside. That September, the album won the Mercury Prize over such artists as the Streets, Basement Jaxx, and Keane, and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Album in 2005 ("Take Me Out" received a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal).
The band spent much of that year working on their more eclectic second album, You Could Have It So Much Better, with producer Rich Costey. Following its October 2005 release, the album was also nominated for Best Alternative Album, while its lead single "Do You Want To" earned a Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal nomination.
In following years they’ve released 3 more albums, collaborating with some of the hottest talents of music -Erol Alkan, Joe Goddard, Todd Terje, Alexis Taylor to name a few- and produced massive hits such as Lucid Dreams and Ulysses.
Their last album “Always Ascending” arrived in February 2018 and combined the band's raw aesthetic with electronic experiments.
With the help of producer Philippe Zdar -- known for his dance and rock-melding work with Phoenix and Justice -- the band follows through on the dance music flirtations of their previous works.
Regular - 95 TL
Student - 80 TL
* For Turkcell Stage – Standing concerts, minor audience members (-18) can attend the event with their parents (mother/father). Minor audience members (-18) can also purchase their tickets from the -18 category and attend the concert from the 1. Balcony.