FRANZ HIT THE US

And it's huge!...

Franz Ferdinand will return to North America for a tour beginning on September 20 in CHICAGO.

The sixteen-date trek will find the Scottish four-piece out in support of their second self-titled album, which will be released in the US on October 4.

As previously reported on NME.COM, the album was recorded in Scotland and mixed in New York.

The American tour will call at:

Chicago Aragon Ballroom (September 20)

Minneapolis Target Center (21)

Kansas City Uptown Theatre (22)

St. Louis The Pageant (23)

Austin City Limits Festival (25)

Denver Fillmore Auditorium (27)

Magna Great Salt Air (28)

Seattle Paramount Theatre (October 1, 2)

Portland Rose Garden Arena (3)

Vancouver Orpheum (4)

San Francisco Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (6)

Los Angeles Greek Theatre (7)

San Diego SDSU Open Air Theatre (9)

Las Vegas The Joint (11)

New York The Theatre at MSG (17)

Toronto Ricoh Centre (18)