Franz Ferdinand’s Bob Hardy announces new photography exhibition

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‘Show Days No Show Days’ will explore the quieter moments on the band’s tours

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Franz Ferdinand’s Bob Hardy has announced a new photography exhibition exploring the quieter moments of life on the road.

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Bassist and founding member of Glasgow band will perform show days no show days At the Sogo Arts Gallery in Glasgow’s Saltmarket.

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exhibition Set to open on October 30th and run through December 24th, the gallery will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm.


show days no show days “There is a visual exploration of the quiet moments that interfere with the sound check and the live performances that follow them during an otherwise busy tour timeline”.

Hardy, who had initially trained in the Department of Fine Arts of the Glasgow School of Art, began photographing his surroundings while on tour with Franz Ferdinand.

A description for “From hotel room balconies to backstage, neon signage aglow, tools down, staff on break: the silence is evident,” show days no show days Explains further.

“The work is shot in the style of the New Sachlichkitt – new objectivity, similar to the documentary, it focuses on the confined spaces between the action, a meditative moment, and one that we can all feel in the post-pandemic era. Huh. “

A virtual tour of the gallery space will also be available for online viewing, with more details to be announced Here.


Last month, Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand shared a handwritten note from Banana Okereke of Block Party asking him to support the Scottish band in 2003.

Franz Ferdinand’s last album, ‘Always Ascending’, was released in February 2018.

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