Born Ruffians (Now Featuring Ahmed Gallab from Sinkane on Drums) Opening for Franz Ferdinand


MP3: Little Garcon by Born Ruffians

Ahmed Gallab from Sinkane is secretly taking over indie rock drumming. First he rescued the Caribou tour. Then he joined up with Of Montreal for a few months. Next up is an extended run drumming for Born Ruffians, which includes opening the Franz Ferdinand tour (Columbus date included!)

Ahmed is not just an awesome-drummer-for-hire. He’s readying a new Sinkane release, scheduled for May 2009. Dudes, I have heard it and it is amazing. It takes all the original ideas and concepts from the last Sinkane record and expands upon them at an incredible level. You’re gonna love it.

Keep reading for all the Born Ruffian/Franz Ferdinand dates:

Mar 23 Sneaky Dee’s (With Akron/Family!) Toronto, Ontario
Mar 24 Sneaky Dee’s (With Akron/Family!) SOLD OUT Toronto, Ontario
Mar 25 Il Motore (With Akron/Family!) Montreal, Quebec
Mar 26 Il Motore (With Akron/Family!) Montreal, Quebec
Apr 13 Paramount Theatre (with Franz Ferdinand) Seattle, Washington
Apr 15 Fox Theatre (with Franz Ferdinand) Oakland, California
Apr 18 Marquis Theatre (with Franz Ferdinand) Phoenix, Arizona
Apr 19 Rialto Theatre (with Franz Ferdinand) Tucson, Arizona
Apr 21 Saltair (with Franz Ferdinand) Magna, Utah
Apr 22 Ogden Theatre (with Franz Ferdinand) Denver, Colorado
Apr 24 House of Blues (with Franz Ferdinand) Dallas, Texas
Apr 25 La Zona Rosa (with Franz Ferdinand) Austin, Texas
Apr 25 La Zona Rosa (with Franz Ferdinand) Austin, Texas
Apr 25 La Zona Rosa (with Franz Ferdinand) Austin, Texas
Apr 27 The Beaumont Club (with Franz Ferdinand) Kansas City, Missouri
Apr 28 First Avenue (with Franz Ferdinand) Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 29 Rave Bar (with Franz Ferdinand) Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Apr 30 Riviera Theatre (with Franz Ferdinand) Chicago, Illinois
May 2 Newport Music Hall (with Franz Ferdinand) Columbus, Ohio
May 3 Clutch Cargo’s (with Franz Ferdinand) Pontiac, Michigan
May 4 Kool Haus (with Franz Ferdinand) Toronto, Ontario
May 6 Electric Factory (with Franz Ferdinand) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 7 Roseland Ballroom (with Franz Ferdinand) New York, New York
May 8 Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel (with Franz Ferdinand) Providence, Rhode Island