These days, though, the buzz around a young rock group can be as short-lived as it is frenzied, so the Franz boys aren’t sitting on their laurels.

A new album is scheduled for release this fall, and they’ll start supporting it more than two months in advance.

In August, Franz is opening for U2 in Spain and playing several U.K. festivals. Prior to that, they’ll come to the U.S., where a lone gig – at Orlando, Fla.’s Hard Rock Live – has just been announced for July 27.

In September, they’ll kick off a month-long trek through the U.S. and Canada before heading to France and Germany, where they have dates scheduled into December.

The North American tour, which starts September 20 in Chicago, will include an appearance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Texas.

The new Franz Ferdinand album – due October 4 – is self-titled, just like their debut. In fact, frontman Alex Kapranos has said in interviews that the band doesn’t plan to ever title an album, preferring to focus on the difference in color schemes.