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Scottish Rock Band Known for Their Hit "Take Me Out"

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With their foppish good looks, skinny trousers and sly, sexy post-punk tunes, Franz Ferdinand were one of the U.K.'s best pop exports in the 2000s, four suave Scotsmen who helped indie kids learn to dance. The Scottish quintet first scored a U.S. hit with "Take Me Out," which combined a spiky riff with a shout-along chorus.

Named after the Austrian archduke whose death precipitated World War I, Franz Ferdinand formed out of several earlier Scottish bands, most notably Yummy Fur, which featured singer Alex Kapranos and guitarist Paul Thompson. The duo began writing songs and soon roped in bassist Paul Hardy (a friend of Kapranos', who actually taught Hardy how to play), and drummer Nicholas McCarthy. In 2003, the newly formed quartet released an EP, "Darts of Pleasure," which reached No. 43 on the U.K. charts and earned attention for British music mag NME.

The buzz increased dramatically with the release of "Take Me Out," which reached No. 3 in the U.K. The album was not initially as successful in the U.S., but after MTV latched onto "Take Me Out," the song reached No. 66 on the Hot 100, and the album worked its way up to No. 32 on the Billboard 200. The band went on to win the coveted Mercury Prize in the U.K., as well as two BRIT awards and performed at the Grammys.

The follow-up album, 2005's "You Could Have It So Much Better," which broadened the band's sounds beyond up-tempo dance-rock, got a faster start than its predecessor, debuting at No. 1 on the U.K. charts and No. 8 in the U.S., although it failed to make much inroads in the American mainstream, with no single charting higher than "Do You Want To," at 76.

A third LP, "Tonight: Franz Ferdinand," debuted at No. 2 in the U.K. and No. 9 in the U.S. Singles "Ulysses" and "No You Girls" reached the Top Ten in several countries.

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Franz Ferdinand

Scottish Rock Band Known for Their Hit "Take Me Out"

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Franz Ferdinand Biography

With their foppish good looks, skinny trousers and sly, sexy post-punk tunes, Franz Ferdinand were one of the U.K.'s best pop exports in the 2000s, four suave Scotsmen who helped indie kids learn to dance. The Scottish quintet first scored a U.S. hit with "Take Me Out," which combined a spiky riff with a shout-along chorus.

Named after the Austrian archduke whose death precipitated World War I, Franz Ferdinand formed out of several earlier Scottish bands, most notably Yummy Fur, which featured singer Alex Kapranos and guitarist Paul Thompson. The duo began writing songs and soon roped in bassist Paul Hardy (a friend of Kapranos', who actually taught Hardy how to play), and drummer Nicholas McCarthy. In 2003, the newly formed quartet released an EP, "Darts of Pleasure," which reached No. 43 on the U.K. charts and earned attention for British music mag NME.

The buzz increased dramatically with the release of "Take Me Out," which reached No. 3 in the U.K. The album was not initially as successful in the U.S., but after MTV latched onto "Take Me Out," the song reached No. 66 on the Hot 100, and the album worked its way up to No. 32 on the Billboard 200. The band went on to win the coveted Mercury Prize in the U.K., as well as two BRIT awards and performed at the Grammys.

The follow-up album, 2005's "You Could Have It So Much Better," which broadened the band's sounds beyond up-tempo dance-rock, got a faster start than its predecessor, debuting at No. 1 on the U.K. charts and No. 8 in the U.S., although it failed to make much inroads in the American mainstream, with no single charting higher than "Do You Want To," at 76.

A third LP, "Tonight: Franz Ferdinand," debuted at No. 2 in the U.K. and No. 9 in the U.S. Singles "Ulysses" and "No You Girls" reached the Top Ten in several countries.

Franz Ferdinand Videos

  • Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
  • Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out (2004)
  • MTV News Interview - Franz Ferdinand 2013

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  • How to book Franz Ferdinand?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Franz Ferdinand for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Franz Ferdinand, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Franz Ferdinand or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Franz Ferdinand?

    Booking fees for Franz Ferdinand, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Franz Ferdinand, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Franz Ferdinand?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Franz Ferdinand for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Franz Ferdinand for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Franz Ferdinand or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Franz Ferdinand or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Franz Ferdinand is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Franz Ferdinand for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Franz Ferdinand generally travels from GlasgowUK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Phoenix, Cold War Kids, The Wallflowers, Phantogram and Neon Trees. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Franz Ferdinand for an upcoming event.

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  • Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
    Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out (2004)
  • MTV News Interview - Franz Ferdinand 2013
    Franz Ferdinand Interview BBC Breakfast 2013
  • Interview with Franz Ferdinand
    Franz Ferdinand - The Live On Letterman Interview 2013 - YouTube

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