The band play their first ever dates in Moscow and St Petersburg...

Franz Ferdinand have showcased songs for their second album on their first ever tour of Russia.

The band played at the B2 Club in Moscow (May 20) and the St Petersburg Manezh Kadetskogo Korpusa (19), where they played new songs ‘What You Meant’, ‘Radio’ and ‘You Could Have It’.

Other new songs played included ‘I’m Your Villain’, ‘Evil And A Heathen’ and ‘Robert Anderson Is Christ’, [url=] reports.

The band will now head out to New York to mix their second album, which is due in the autumn.