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New single from Franz Nicolay

Posted by Loren on March 13, 2013

New single from Franz Nicolay
New single from Franz Nicolay

Franz Nicolay, currently touring Europe, will release a new single on April 15 for Xtra Mile Recordings. The single, titled Hearts of Boston, is the third off his Do the Struggle full-length, released last year (also on Xtra Mile).

In 2011, Nicolay contributed a column to SPB.

MARCH

13 Pop In, Paris FR

14 Mac Daid's, Le Havre FR

15 Le Galion, Lorient FR

16 Ecuyes, Caen FR

17 Petit London, Toulouse FR

18 La Miroiterie, Paris FR

19 Theatre De La Fonderie, Le Mans FR

20 Le Maquisard, Doyet FR

21 Off Kultur, Nancy FR

22 House show, Zurich CH

23 Mela di Newton, Padua IT (w/ Amy Kohn)

25 CK13, Novi Sad, SERB

26 Tunel, Rijeka, CRO

27 AKC Metelkova, Ljubljana SLO

28 Klub Attack, Zagreb CRO (w/ Morning Glory)

29 Podmornica, Belgrade SERB

30 Roham Bar, Budapest HUN

31 Gambrinus Pub, Cluj-Napoca RO

APRIL

1 Club Noir, Szeged HUN

4 Studio Sounds Like, Sofia BG

Following dates w/ Moneybrother

9 Rocker33, Stuttgart DE

10 Centralstation Club, Darmstadt DE

11 Wuk Club, Vienna AT

12 PPC, Graz AT

14 E-Werk, Erlangen DE

15 Tower, Bremen DE

16 Werk2, Leipzig DE

17 Lindenpark, Potsdam DE

18 Kleine Freihet, Osnabruck DE

New single from Franz Nicolay
New single from Franz Nicolay

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