Lollapalooza Preshow! Franz Ferdinand at Park West (August 1, 2018)

Franz Ferdinand hail from Glasgow, Scotland. Their first time playing Chicago was on March 26, 2004 at the Empty Bottle. This is their first show in Chicago since October 10, 2013. Officially, it’s a Lollapalooza aftershow, but maybe it should be called a preshow since the festival doesn’t start till tomorrow!

Surprisingly, they play “Take Me Out” as the fifth song in their set. The crowd goes nuts as they jump around and sing along. It’s a feverish moment that is matched again when they play “This Fire”. “We’re gonna burn this city, burn this city!” They put on a great show and Park West is a great venue for them.

See the full setlist here.

Quinn Delaney

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