BACK IN THE USA

It's the second Stateside jaunt for the rising stars...

Franz Ferdinand have announced details of their second US tour.

The band, who wrapped up their first stateside jaunt in March, which included a heavily oversubscribed gig at the South by Southwest Festival, will head back to bigger venues in June.

“People seem to like the music (in the US) and that’s good,” frontman Alex Kapranos told NME. “People seem to be really positive which is nice. When we come over here, that’s really reassuring that people are into it. The first time we came over, people said to us, ‘Oh you’re going to find it so hard in New York and British bands always find it difficult when they come over there.’ We didn’t at all. We found the reception really, really warm here and people were up for it. People were dancing. It was great.”

The group will kick off their tour on June 4 in San Francisco’s Grand Ballroom before passing through Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and Minneapolis, where they’ll play the Fine Line Music Café, the venue the Pixies have chosen for their live comeback show, next week.

Kapranos also added that Franz Ferdinand were already at work on material for the second album.

“The writing is the most fun. That’s something that we really, really enjoy doing,” he said. “It’s something that we do all the time. It’s something that we’re still doing when we’re sitting around in our hotel rooms, making up little songs and stuff and yeah, the idea that we’d be stuck playing the same record again and again, and again for like three years, I think that’d be very frustrating. We’d always be wanting to be getting on and doing new stuff.”

Franz Ferdinand’s US tour will call at:

San Francisco Grand Ballroom (June 4)

Hollywood Avalon (5)

Seattle Showbox (8)

Denver Bluebird (9)

Minneapolis Fine Line Music Café (11)

Chicago Metro (12)

Detroit Majestic Theatre (13)

Toronto Phoenix (14)

Boston Avalon (16)

New York Webster Hall (17)

Brooklyn Volume (18)

Philadelphia Making Time (19)

Washington 9:30 Club (20)

Atlanta Cotton Club (22)