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Franz Ferdinand announce live webchat

Franz Ferdinand

Story by Jack Foley

FRANZ Ferdinand have announced details of a live webchat on Thursday, January 26, 2006.

The event is scheduled to take place while the band are in Sydney Australia, and will be hosted on the band’s website,

It will happen between 10-11am EST (25th January 11-12pm GMT).

All four members of the band will be fielding questions from registered members of the website. Fans who are not already registered on the site should go to the following address to register

The band are currently on tour in Australia and New Zealand as part of the Big Day Out Festival, during which they are also playing a number of smaller club shows.

They then head to Japan and the Far East, including a show at Tokyo’s legendary Boudakan, before going to South America for a number of shows including some support slots with U2 in Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires.

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