Franz Ferdinand announce new tour dates

Franz Ferdinand released their fifth studio album Always Ascending earlier this year with help from French producer Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, The Beastie Boys). The album saw its fair share of praise from the general public, radio, and music publications.

Although Franz Ferdinand released their first EP in 2003, they seem to have no plan of slowing down any time soon. Today the band announced an additional list of North American tour dates. Franz Ferdinand will begin their tour this Sunday in Toronto and tour until May 17 in Oakland. Then they will pick back up on July 29 in Raliegh, ending August 14 in Nashville. You can see all of their tour dates below.

North American Tour Dates:
April 8 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
April 10 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
April 11 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (SOLD OUT)
April 13 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
April 14 – Columbus, OH – CD102.5 Day Fest @ Express Live!
April 15 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel (SOLD OUT)
April 16 – Brooklyn, NY –  Brooklyn Steel (SOLD OUT)
April 27 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue (SOLD OUT)
April 28 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
April 30 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
May 2 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
May 7 – Dallas, TX –  House of Blues
May 8 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
May 9 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
May 11 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
May 12 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory (SOLD OUT)
May 13 – San Diego, CA – North Park @ The Observatory
May 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
May 17 – Oakland, CA – The Fox Theatre
July 29 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
July 30 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Aug 2 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
Aug 3 – Indianapolis, IN – Vogue
Aug 5 – Montreal, QB – Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts
Aug 7 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
Aug 8 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
Aug 10 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
Aug 11 – Richmond, VA – The National
Aug 13 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
Aug 14 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom