Franz Ferdinand have announced details of a UK tour in March 2009.

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The dates follow the release their third album, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand through Domino Records on Monday January 26th 2009.

The 12-track album will be preceded by a single, Ulysses, on January 19th.

The full list of dates are as follows:

28th: Limerick, Dolans

1st: Dublin, Olympia
4th: Glasgow, Barrowlands
6th: Manchester, Academy
8th: Birmingham, Academy
9th: London, Hammersmith Apollo

The band, currently at the start of a short U.S. tour, are also set to play two already sold-out low-key UK shows in the new year at London’s Heaven on 20th January and Edinburgh The Picture House on January 14th.

They will also be playing a string of shows in New Zealand & Australia over the new-year.

Franz Ferdinand are: Alex Kapranos (vocals/guitar/keys), Nick McCarthy (vocals, keys, guitar), Paul Thomson (drums/guitar) and Bob Hardy (bass).