And, of course, you'll be able to hear 'Take Me Out' on the NME Awards Tour...

Franz Ferdinand will kick off the New Year with a new single as their touring campaign steps up.

The four-piece, who have just been announced as openers on the NME Awards tour, release their second effort ‘Take Me Out’ on January 12 through Domino. The single was recorded with Cardigans producer Tor Johannsen.

Before that, they support Belle And Sebastian on the following dates.

Sheffield City Hall (December 2)

London Astoria (4)

Bath Pavilion (7)

Brighton Dome (8)

Norwich UEA (9)

Newcastle Northumbria University (11)

Liverpool Royal Court (12)

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

Then, they play the NME Awards tour with Von Bondies, [/a] and [a]. The dates are as follows:

Newcastle Northumbria University (January 25)

Glasgow Barrowlands (26)

Birmingham Academy (27)

Sheffield University Foundry (29)

Liverpool University (30)

Manchester Academy (31)

Leeds University (February 2)

Nottingham Rock City (3)

Norwich UEA (4)

Portsmouth Pyramids Centre (6)

London Brixton Academy (7)

Cardiff University Great Hall (8)

Tickets are available exclusively through NME until Friday (November 28). To get your hands on them, call the NME Ticketline on 08701 663 663 or [url=]click here.

The band’s debut album will be released in February.