Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Franz Ferdinand live at Dolans Limerick 19/05/12 Review

It was three years ago Franz were last in town , that gig saw a sold out venue greeted by stage dives, Stage invasions and an awesome night of music. The warehouse tonight was once again sold out and we were hoping for a repeat. (Review of 3 Years Ago)

Support act The Chevin warmed up the crowd, I wasn't expected to be so wowed by a support act than I was tonight. The band were flawless, they played excellent catchy indie tracks similarly to Radiohead/Killers/Keane/suede type sound. Managed to pick up their excellent six track EP 'Champion' on the night. Looking forward to seeing them live again, expect to hear a lot more from the Leeds troupe the Chevin.

After a very long wait for the main act they finally arrived on stage,The Scottish lads had just released their album "Tonight" the last time they were in town and this time around are on the cusp of releasing a full record. We were privileged enough to get a sample of five unheard numbers. They also managed to slip in a cover of 'I Feel Love' in a tribute to Donna Summer who had sadly passed away last week.
A ten year career has been littered with brilliant dance along classic tracks and the set tonight was excellently balanced between the old and the new. Ending the night on the same last song as three years ago the brilliant "This Fire". The band seem to be really enjoying being back on stage and are clearly looking forward to a full gig packed summer ahead. The crowd were great tonight, dancing, clapping and hollering. Great fun all around. Well done to dolans for another superb night and cheers to Franz Ferdinand from coming to play Limerick once again, Be sure to come back!

Cheating on You
Do You Want To
Tell Her Tonight
Right Thoughts (YouTube Link)
No You Girls
The Dark of the Matinée
Brief Encounters (YouTube Link)
Fresh Strawberries (YouTube Link)
WTICSFIFL? Midnight!
Take Me Out
Trees & Animals (YouTube Link)
This Fire

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