Franz Ferdinand Announces US Tour Dates

Franz Ferdinand have revealed plans for a rare North American tour. The band will perform in several cities across the U.S including Nashville, Louisville, New York City and Los Angeles this summer. The Scottish band are also making festival appearances at Hangout Music Festival in May, Governors Ball in New York City and Firefly Music Festival in June.
It's been three years since the band last played in the US, when they played in support of their critically acclaimed fourth album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action.  Pull on your dancing pants for these shows:
North American Live Tour Dates
May 19 - 21st - Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
May 22 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
May 23 - Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
May 25 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
May 26 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
May 27 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
May 28 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
May 30 - Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
May 31 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
June 2 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
June 3 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
June 4 - New York, NY @ Governors Ball
June 7 - New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
June 8 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
June 11 - Oceanside, CA @ Oceanside Pier Amphitheater
June 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
June 14 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
June 15 - Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
June 15-18 - Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
Praise for Franz Ferdinand

"...they return sounding hungry for blood with their twin guitar glam-punk strut." 
Rolling Stone
"...another smart disco party with zingy melodies, arty lyrics and garage-rock guitars."  
USA Today
"Franz Ferdinand are the kings of cool, and the unique sound they've spent years crafting still captures the hearts of a massive crowd, one night after another. Tonight is no exception - the Sodo show was a sold out affair several weeks before the date. With a massive, twenty-four song set spanning every sound and style across their fantastically eclectic discography, Franz Ferdinand tore the roof off." - KEXP
"Given how sporadically the band has toured the U.S., how could I pass up a performance so relatively close to my O.C. base and in such an intimate setting? This evening's audience was apparently thinking along similar lines. So hyped were these fans that chanted, clapped and jumped along to every song, there was hardly a moment that didn't suggest a euphoric release of pent-up love for the Scottish quartet." - OC Register
"But it really is difficult not to like Franz Ferdinand-the band can make even the squarest white male want to get out and dance, while still satisfying the rock-'n'-roller inside who likes angular guitars and pop hooks. They're more fun than anything America has called dance music in the past decade." - Portland Mercury