Franz Announce Release Date, Fall US Tour Schedule

We've talked about the new Franz Ferdinand album quite a bit on this site, so you should know that their new album will, like their last release, be self-titled. You should also know that you will able to tell the two apart because the new one will be black, red and pale green instead of brown, orange and cream. Here's what you didn't know:

Domino Records will release Franz Ferdinand on October 4. Recorded in both rural Scotland and at NYC's Avatar Studios in NYC, the album was produced by both Franz Ferdinand and Rich Costey. The album's release will be preceded by the launch of a North American tour on September 20 at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. The 17-date theater tour will stretch through October 18 in Toronto and will include a two-night stand at Seattle's Paramount Theatre. Seattle is the only city that will get Franz on back to back nights, so give them a pat on the back.

09.20.05 - Chicago, IL (Aragon Ballroom)
09.21.05 - Minneapolis, MN (Target Center)
09.22.05 - Kansas City, MO (Uptown Theatre)
09.23.05 - St. Louis, MO (The Pageant)
09.25.05 - Austin, TX (Austin City Limits)
09.27.05 - Denver, CO (Fillmore Auditorium)
09.28.05 - Magna, UT (Great Salt Air)
10.01.05 - Seattle, WA (Paramount Theatre)
10.02.05 - Seattle, WA (Paramount Theatre)
10.03.05 - Portland, OR (Rose Garden Arena)
10.04.05 - Vancouver, BC (Orpheum)
10.06.05 - San Francisco, CA (Bill Graham Civic Auditorium)
10.07.05 - Los Angeles, CA (Greek Theatre)
10.09.05 - San Diego, CA (SDSU Open Air theatre)
10.11.05 - Las Vegas, NV (The Joint)
10.17.05 - New York, NY (The Theater at MSG)
10.18.05 - Toronto, ONT (Ricoh Centre)

Franz Announce Release Date, Fall US Tour Schedule