Photos: Franz Ferdinand at the Regent Theater

Franz Ferdinand at the Regent Theater (Photo by Samantha Saturday)
Franz Ferdinand at the Regent Theater (Photo by Samantha Saturday)

Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand were weclomed back to Los Angeles like conquering heroes on Monday night at the Regent Theater and delivered a crisp, 14-song set of tunes from their fourth full-length, plus the new song “Huck & Jim.” Their L.A. date was their first since 2014 (not counting the 2015 Franz Ferdinand/Sparks FFS collaboration) and part of a North American tour showing off their new-look lineup.

It’s their first tour without guitarist Nick McCarthy, who departed the band last year, and with a five-piece lineup that includes new guitarist Dino Bardot and keyboardist Julian Corrie joining originals Alex Kapranos, Bob Hardy and Paul Thomson. And speaking of new-look, Kapranos, typically kicking, jumping and darting all over the stage, sported slicked-back hair and a leopard-print blazer. The songs, though, remain their insistent, danceable selves.

Atlanta quartet Omni opened the night.

Setlist: Jacqueline, Dark of the Matinee, No You Girls, Michael, Do You Want To, Walk Away, Love Illumination, Huck & Jim, Take Me Out, Ulysses, Always Ascending, Darts of Pleasure, This Fire

Photos by Samantha Saturday