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Franz Ferdinand is back ... and ready to dance.

Here comes Franz


The band disappeared just long enough for us to temporarily forget how just how great a song "Take Me Out" was when it introduced us to Scotland's Franz Ferdinand back in 2004.

"You Could Have It So Much Better" quickly followed in 2005, but if you want to find out what the band's been up to the last three years, you best dust off your dancing shoes. The band's third studio album, "Tonight: Franz Ferdinand," released Jan. 27, reminds us why we all paid so much attention to this Glasgow export in the first place.

Franz is as energized as ever as it heads out on a six-month tour that takes the dapper dudes across Europe with a brief jaunt to the States this spring. After a spot at Coachella Music Festival, the band heads to Milwaukee to play at The Eagles Ballroom on Wednesday, April 29 at 8 p.m.

General Admission are $26.50 and VIP tickets are $31.50. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com, The Eagles Club box office, or call 414-342-RAVE.


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mrjohn08 | Feb. 5, 2009 at 8:51 a.m. (report)

I love Franz. Usually avoid the Rave and the reasons for my hesitation were again confirmed a couple of weeks back when I dropped a load of $$ on over priced drinks - which I expected to do. What burned me the most is the VIP Seating area which I paid extra for and it was a free for all.. nobody checking to get in the balcony, etc. Really disappointed... the thing is I LOVE the character of the rooms. Just has that old charm to it.

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rabid652 | Feb. 4, 2009 at 2:37 p.m. (report)

Really, Jen? There's no difference between the Pabst and the Rave? Lets see...horrible staff vs. friendly polite staff, $7 skunky beer vs. $3 PBR tall boys, filthy floor vs. clean plush seats (which can be removed for appropriate shows), sketchy neighboorhood vs. Wells and Water...should I go on? The Rave gets some decent shows once in a while but do you think many of those bands want to return to play in that dump again? What do you think that pit says about Milwaukee's music scene? Please disregard everything I just said if you can't wait to see Fall Out Boy this spring.

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Jen1915 | Feb. 4, 2009 at 12:27 p.m. (report)

I do not get why people keep blogging about "how bad The Rave is." I go to a ton of shows and my experience there is never different than any other venue. I NEVER make comments on here, but everytime they announce something it is the same people complaning....get over it and stop wasting your time blogging! You have to admit that they have some great shows this spring and if you are going to miss out on them because you have issues with the venue....I feel sorry for you. Stop complaning and just be happy that the bands are making a stop in Milwaukee.

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jetkat | Feb. 4, 2009 at 11:34 a.m. (report)

The Rave does suck. Overpriced drinks, overpriced parking, too smoky, and you will be approached by stragglers within 50feet of the place. Since they cater to 'all ages', they need to have security fan out a couple blocks, keep smoking to one bar area outside the concert area, keep parking at $10 and don't charge $8 for a bottle of Miller. As my teenager becomes interested in going to shows with me, I am deterred by the venue; which is probably why Fall Out Boy hasn't sold out yet- ie parents won't bring the teens. Send the owners to First Avenue in Mpls- they treat the music fan at least with some respect.

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JMilw | Feb. 4, 2009 at 10:43 a.m. (report)

Wow, do you two work for the Riverside? I love The Rave and the bathrooms are about as nice as any other place. By the way... "there's no way I'm stepping foot in that dump again (w/ 3 exceptions that I pray never play there." They probably are going to play there, because they get all the good shows. Have fun sitting in an empty theater

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