I've got a whole city to hold down

July 11, 2005

Thin white archdukes set sights on the Chi

Franz Ferdinand will open its 2005 tour in Chicago, the band's publicist announced today. A monthlong series of U.S. dates begins Sept. 20 at the Aragon, with Midwest, West and New York shows to follow.

The band's second self-titled disc is scheduled to be released to stores via Domino Records on Oct. 4, and to file-sharing networks via a hype-seeking leaker or record-label intern sometime before Labor Day.