The band play a second night at the Astoria after the first one sold out almost immediately...

Franz Ferdinand are to play an extra date at the LONDON ASTORIA on their biggest headline tour to date, to cope with the huge demand for tickets.

The Scottish four-piece will now play the Astoria on May 6, the first night having sold out almost immediately.

Currently tearing through the country on the NME Awards Tour with Funeral For A Friend, Von Bondies and Rapture, Franz Ferdinand will hit Sheffield University tomorrow night (January 28).

The dates for Franz Ferdinand own tour are:

Glasgow QMU (April 12)

Liverpool Academy 2 (15)

Dublin Village (16)

Sheffield Leadmill (17)

Nottingham Rescue Rooms (18)

Leeds Cockpit (20)

Birmingham Academy 2 (21)

Brighton Concorde (26)

Norwich Waterfront (27)

Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (29)

Manchester Hop & Grape (30)

Oxford Zodiac (May 1)

Bristol Fleece and Firkin (2)

Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (4)

London Astoria (5/6)

For ticket availability, [url=]click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.