Franz Ferdinand – Announce London & Edinburgh shows.

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Franz Ferdinand have announced details of a pair of very special UK shows in London & Edinburgh in January. The London show will also be the first show in NME’s annual run of Shockwaves NME Awards Shows.

The full list of dates are as follows:

14th – Edinburgh: The Picture House
20th – London: Heaven

Tickets for the Edinburgh show are priced at £17.50 and will go on pre-sale on 26th November 2008 and general sale on 28th November. Tickets will be limited to 2 per person.

Tickets for the London show are priced at £17.50 and will go on sale via the band’s website: at 9am on 26th November and general sale on 28th November.

The band also release their third album, titled Tonight: Franz Ferdinand on Domino Records on Monday January 26th 2009. The 12-track album will be preceded by a single, Ulysses, on January 19th.

Produced by Dan Carey and the band, the album was recorded at the band’s own HQ in Govan, Glasgow and Carey’s South London studio.
Franz Ferdinand are: Alex Kapranos (vocals/guitar/keys), Nick McCarthy (vocals, keys, guitar), Paul Thomson (drums/guitar) and Bob Hardy (bass).