Modern rock heavyweights Death Cab For Cutie and Franz Ferdinand will begin a North American co-headlining tour March 22 in Portland, Ore.

Modern rock heavyweights Death Cab For Cutie and Franz Ferdinand will begin a North American co-headlining tour March 22 in Portland, Ore. The trek will visit a mix of theaters and college campuses through an April 26 finale in Calgary, Alberta.

In between, Death Cab has scheduled a handful of its own shows: March 26 in Las Vegas, April 1 in Tulsa, Okla., April 3 in Omaha, Neb., April 4 in St. Louis, April 5 in Atlanta, April 21 in Madison, Wis., and April 28 in Vancouver.

Death Cab will be touring in support of its 2005 Atlantic debut, "Plans," which has sold 540,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Having already peaked at No. 5 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart, the single "Soul Meets Body" debuts this week at No. 39 on the Adult Top 40 tally.

As previously reported, the band commissioned videos for each track from "Plans" and is gradually unveiling them on its official Web site. A DVD of all the clips, "Directions," will be released April 11.

Franz Ferdinand will be out behind its 2005 sophomore set for Domino/Epic, "You Could Have It So Much Better," which has shifted 298,000 copies. The group is in the midst of performances on Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand and has also been tapped to open for U2 Feb. 28 in Santiago and March 1-2 in Buenos Aires.

Here are Death Cab For Cutie/Franz Ferdinand's tour dates:

March 22: Portland, Ore. (Memorial Coliseum)
March 23: Sacramento, Calif. (Convention Center)
March 24: Reno, Nev. (Reno Hilton)
March 27: Tucson, Ariz. (Centennial Hall)
March 29: Austin, Texas (Backyard)
March 30: Houston (Verizon Wireless Theater)
March 31: Grand Prairie, Texas (Nokia Theatre)
April 7: Durham, N.C. (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
April 8: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Center)
April 9: Ithaca, N.Y. (Barton Hall)
April 11: Washington, D.C. (DAR Constitution Hall)
April 12: Boston (Agannis Arena)
April 13-14: New York (Hammerstein Ballroom)
April 15: Montreal (Cepsum)
April 17: Toronto (Docks)
April 18: Detroit (State Theatre)
April 19: Chicago (Aragon Ballroom)
April 20: St. Paul, Minn. (Northrop Auditorium)
April 23: Winnipeg, Manitoba (Burton Cummings Theatre)
April 25: Edmonton, Alberta (Shaw Conference Centre)
April 26: Calgary, Alberta (Stampede Corral)

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