Scottish rock troupe Franz Ferdinand has mapped plans for a spring tour across North America to support the band’s latest release. The nearly 20-date...

Scottish rock troupe Franz Ferdinand has mapped plans for a spring tour across North America to support the band’s latest release. The nearly 20-date jaunt launches April 13 at Paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA, and ends May 8 at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, RI.

Along the way, the dance-rock quartet will make stops for an April 18 show at The Marquee in Tempe, AZ, an April 28 performance at First Avenue in Milwaukee, WI, and May 7 at Roseland Ballroom in New York, NY. Only one show has been booked north of the U.S. border so far: a May 4 concert at Kool Haus in Toronto, ON.

The band will also make an appearance on the U.S. festival circuit with an April 17 set at the 10th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. The three-day destination event announced its 2009 lineup in late January, with more than 130 acts scheduled to perform including headliners Paul McCartney, The Killers and The Cure.

Franz Ferdinand is touring behind its third studio album “Tonight: Franz Ferdinand,” released on January 27 in the U.S. The first single “Ulysses” has hit No. 20 on Billboard‘s modern rock chart, with the album earning a No. 9 debut on the Billboard 200.

The long-awaited release follows 2005’s “You Could Have It So Much Better” and the band’s 2004 eponymous debut. The Glasgow-based group is composed of vocalist/guitarist Alex Kapranos, guitarist/keyboardist Nick McCarthy, bassist Bob Hardy and drummer Paul Thomson.


Franz Ferdinand itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

April 13Seattle, WAParamount Theatre
April 15Oakland, CAFox Theater
April 17Indio, CACoachella @ Empire Polo Field
April 18Tempe, AZThe Marquee
April 19Tucson, AZRialto Theatre
April 21Magna, UTThe Great Saltair
April 22Denver, COOgden Theatre
April 24Dallas, TXHouse Of Blues
April 25Austin, TXLa Zona Rosa
April 27Kansas City, MOBeaumont Club
April 28Minneapolis, MNFirst Avenue
April 29Milwaukee, WIEagles Ballroom
April 30Chicago, ILRiviera Theatre
May 2Columbus, OHNewport Music Hall
May 3Pontiac, MIClutch Cargo’s
May 4Toronto, ONKool Haus
May 6Philadelphia, PAElectric Factory
May 7New York, NYRoseland Ballroom
May 8Providence, RILupo’s Heartbreak Hotel