Franz Ferdinand To Release A Second Record This Year

Glasgow's Franz Ferdinand will be releasing Blood -- a dub version of their recently released third album Tonight: Franz Ferdinand -- June 1 on Domino Records.

The album was mixed by Dan Carey, who mixed Tonight as well. Originally Blood was featured as part of the box set and double disc versions of Tonight, but the new version will include an extra song, "Be Afraid", and a new version of "Dream Again". Blood is being released in conjunction with this past weekend's Record Store Day, and the group is planning to release 500 limited edition vinyl versions of the record exclusively to select independent record stores.

As well as pumping out their second record of 2009, Franz Ferdinand kicked off their North American tour last night in Denver, CO at the Ogden Theatre, which will end on May 8 at Providence, RI's Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel.

Franz Ferdinand tour dates
04.22.09 - Denver, CO (Ogden Theatre)
04.24.09 - Dallas, TX (House of Blues)
04.25.09 - Austin, TX (La Zona Rosa)
04.27.09 - Kansas City, MO (The Beaumont Club)
04.28.09 - Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue)
04.29.09 - Milwaukee, WI (Eagles Ballroom)
04.30.09 - Chicago, IL (Riviera Theatre)
05.02.09 - Columbus, OH (Newport Music Hall)
05.03.09 - Pontiac, MI (Clutch Cargo's)
05.04.09 - Toronto, ON (Kool Haus)
05.06.09 - Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)
05.07.09 - New York, NY (Roseland Ballroom)
05.08.09 - Providence, RI (Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel)

Franz Ferdinand To Release A Second Record This Year