The band follow up their NME Awards Tour with a jaunt of their own...

Franz Ferdinand are to follow their NME AWARDS TOUR with their biggest headline tour to date.

The band, who played a hometown show in Glasgow last night (January 26) as part of the tour with Funeral For A Friend, Von Bondies and Rapture, will tour in April and May.

Their tour calls at: 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)

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