Franz Ferdinand to support Depeche Mode

The art and electro rockers team up

Franz Ferdinand are to support Depeche Mode next year.

The Scots art rockers, who have just completed a sold-out UK tour, will play two festival dates with the comeback electro rockers during their huge world tour in 2006. They will join them in Nuremberg Rock im Park (June 2) and at Nurburgring Rock am Ring on June 4.

Depeche Mode kick off their own 2006 dates in Dresden on January 13, the full dates are:

Dresden Messehalle (January 13)

Hamburg Color Line Arena (15)

Berlin Velodrom (18)

Dusseldorf LTU Arena (20)

Prague Sazka Arena (23)

Erfurt Messehalle (24)

Frankfurt Festhalle (26)

Antwerp Sports Paleis (29)

Geneva Arena (31)

Marseille Le Dome (February 2)

Toulouse Zenith (3)

Lyon Tony Garnier (4)

Madrid Palacio Deportes (6)

Lisbon Pavilhao Atlantico (8)

Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi (10)

Munich Olympiahalle (14)

Vienna Stadthalle (16)

Milan Forum (18)

Paris Bercy (21)

Copenhagen Parken Stadium (25)

St Petersburg SKK (March 3)

Moscow Luzhniki (4)

Stuttgart Schleyerhalle (9)

Friedrichshafen Messehalle (10)

Mannheim SAP Arena (11)

Graz Messehalle (13)

Katowice Spodek (14)

Tallin Saku Arena (16)

Riga New Arena (17)

Vilinus Siemens Arena (18)

Budapest Arena (21)

Ljubljana Hala Tivoli (22)

Amneville Galaxie (24)

Douai Gayant Expo (25)

Rotterdam Ahoy (26)

Zurich Hallenstadion (28)

Manchester MEN Arena (30)

Birmingham NEC (31)

London Wembley Arena (April 2/3)

The band then hit the festivals, starting at Coachella over the weekend of April 29/30.