This Scottish foursome hasn't lost a drop of vigor since storming out of the gates in 2002, eventually dropping three records in five years that became the clarion call of the mid-2000's post punk movement. After four years away, the dance-happy indie-rockers returned in 2013 with Right Thought Right Words Right Actions and showed that time has if anything increased their sense of urgency. The new record, which went #1 UK indie charts and #4 on US Alternative, showed their twin guitar attack to be as strident and forceful as ever, as is their insistence that ticket buyers don't just stand there but get up and move around.
Named after the unfortunate Archduke who's assignation helped kick off World War I (they liked the alliteration), Franz Ferdinand has made their name taking the high-octane rockers off their albums and somehow making them even higher energy in concert. There is good reason the BRIT Awards named them Best Group in 2005 and NME named them Best Live Band a year later. Wherever their tour may land them, when they start blazing through hits like "Take Me Out" or "No You Girls" or their latest, "Right Action," don't expect them to ever take their hands off the throttle.