Ticket Giveaway: Franz Ferdinand at Strathmore, Thursday, 17 October 2013

Franz Ferdinand is coming to Strathmore in Bethesda on Thursday, 17 October, and ShowlistDC is giving away a pair of tickets– before they go on sale to the public! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me which Franz Ferdinand song you’d most like to hear, and I’ll pick the winner at random (using random.org) on Thursday, 20 June at midnight Eastern. Be sure to use a valid email address when you enter, so I can contact you if you win (and don’t worry: your email address won’t be posted publicly when you comment on this entry and won’t be added to any sort of mailing list). If you’re a hotmail user, please add showlistdc@gmail.com to your address book or no-spam list, as other hotmail users have had problems with emails from us not getting through. Also note that we ask winners to respond within 24 hours, or else we have to pick another winner, so make sure to check your email regularly! Tickets go on sale on Friday, 21 June at 10 AM, so we’ll be sure to let the winner know before then!

Franz Ferdinand burst into our eardrums in the early 2000s with the uber-catchy “Take Me Out” from their debut album Franz Ferdinand. They released several more albums and then seemed to disappear for a few years– but they’re back now with a fury, announcing the release of a new album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action this August. They haven’t started posting videos from the album yet, but they’ve posted this teaser, and they’ve been uploading other videos to their YouTube page like crazy in the past day(!), so if you want to get your Franz Ferdinand fix beyond the videos I’ve posted below, head on over to their YouTube page here. If you’ve never been to Strathmore before, their music hall is gorgeous and it’s easily metro-accessible via the red line’s Grosvenor stop. If you’re driving, parking in the metro lot is free for Strathmore guests!

Hey, if you’re new to ShowlistDC and wondering what this site is all about, check out our extensive calendar of upcoming events in the greater DC area (including Northern VA and Baltimore) and our concert recommendations. You can also follow us on twitter @showlistdc or like us on Facebook! While you’re checking all that out, check out the videos below and let us know which song you’re most excited about hearing!

If you come across this post after the contest has closed, or if you’re not the lucky winner, then you can pick up tickets for $58.50 on strathmore.org after 10 AM on Friday, 21 June. Good luck and enjoy the music!

The contest is now closed and the winner has been notified!