Franz Ferdinand and Priests at The Observatory

words + photos by Joe Cortez

Scottish indie rock titans Franz Ferdinand brought the party to Santa Ana’s Observatory on Saturday night, May 12. Currently on tour in support of the band’s fifth studio album, “Always Ascending,” (available now via Domino) the freshly minted five piece delivered an electric set fearing new cuts and longtime favorites to the sold out OC crowd.

Check out my photos from the night, also featuring openers Priests, below. For more on Franz Ferdinand be sure to visit

Franz Ferdinand Photo Gallery

Priests Photo Gallery