GLASGOW BELONGS TO FRANZ!

The band will play a second homecoming show…

Franz Ferdinand have announced another homecoming pre-Christmas show.

The band have already sold-out their gig at the Glasgow SECC on December 18, despite tickets only going on sale yesterday (October 18).

A second date has now been added, which will see the art-rockers take to the SECC stage the following night (December 19).

Tickets for the new show are on sale now and are priced at £17.50. For availability, click >[url=]here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.

Support for the first night comes from The Fire Engines (they are expected to play the second night too, though this is unconfirmed). It is rumoured that a free two-track CD will be given away at the gig with the bands covering one of the others’ songs. The Fire Engines are set to cover ‘Jacqueline’.

In other news, The Kills brought their curated evening at the Frieze Music 2004 festival tearing into London’s Scala last night (October 18).

The band provided DJ sets throughout the night, which also saw performances from Uncle John And White Lock, Kaiser Chiefs and headliners Franz Ferdinand.

The Kills singer Alex Kapranos told NME.COM after the night: “It’s fantastic – it’s very exciting. Because we’re on tour all of the time we don’t get to see as many bands as we would like to so it’s phenomenal that tonight we have three bands who I really wanted to see and who I really enjoy watching. It’s been a wonderful night.”

The festival was running in conjunction with the Frieze Art Fair, which featured 150 contemporary art galleries from around the world showing over 1,000 artists’ work.

Kapranos added: “I DJ-ed a little bit earlier with some Monochrome Set, some Orange Juice and a little bit of Rick Nelson.

The festival kicked off on Saturday (October 16) at London’s The Electrowerkz with performances from Whiley, Jack To Jack and Shit And Shine, before moving on to the capital’s The End with Bobby Conn and [a][/a].