Franz Ferdinand announce full UK and Irish tour

Band will hit the road early in 2009

Franz Ferdinand have announced a full UK and Irish tour for 2009.

The band, who play a one-off sold out Shockwaves NME Awards Show at London‘s Heaven on January 20, will hit the road in February following the release of their third album ‘Tonight: Franz Ferdinand’ on January 26.

They play:

Limerick Dolans (February 28)

Dublin Olympia (March 1)

Glasgow Barrowlands (4)

Manchester Academy (6)

Birmingham Academy (8)

London Hammersmith Apollo (9)

Tickets go on sale at 9.30am (GMT) on Friday (December 12).

To check the availability of Franz Ferdinand tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.