Franz Ferdinand Attempt To Rewrite History, Storm America

New Scottish world overthrow hopefuls Franz Ferdinand have already gotten the ball rolling in a big way with a top-10 chart placing in England and they hope to translate that success across to the bigger playing field of the US starting this month. The Glaswegian quartet will drop their debut self-titled full length on March 9 via Domino and will spend some time getting to know some of the larger markets of North America by kicking off a tour on February 19 in the Big Apple. Theyíll play for a week, wrapping the short jaunt in Philly on February 26, but theyíll jet back to the US for another week, starting on March 18 at the Domino Records showcase at SXSW and ending a week later at the empty bottle in Chicago. Look for Franz Ferdinandís first single, ìDarts Of Pleasure,î on the upcoming Cornerstone Player .049 or, if you donít have that kind of patience, feel free to check it out here.

02.19.04 - New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)

02.21.04 - Hoboken, NJ (Maxwell's)

02.22.04 - Montreal, QC (La Sala Rosa)

02.23.04 - Toronto, ON (Horseshoe)

02.25.04 - Boston, MA (TT The Bear's)

02.26.04 - Philadelphia, PA (Northstar Bar)

03.18.04 - Austin, TX (Buffalo Billiards)

03.19.04 - Los Angeles, CA (Troubador)

03.20.04 - San Francisco, CA (Slimís)

03.22.04 - Portland, OR (Berbati's Pan)

03.23.04 - Seattle, WA (Crocodile Cafe)

03.24.04 - Vancouver, BC (Richards on Richards)

03.26.04 - Chicago, IL (Empty Bottle)

Franz Ferdinand Attempt To Rewrite History, Storm America