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Franz Ferdinand Announce 2018 Tour Dates

Franz Ferdinand Announce 2018 Tour Dates

Franz Ferdinand

New album – ‘Always Ascending’ – 9th February 2018

Listen to lead track – ‘Always Ascending’ HERE

Announce 2018 tour dates


‘Always Ascending’ the new album from Franz Ferdinand, is being released by Domino on Friday the 9th of February.  Nothing short of a rebirth, the album’s 10 songs are a triumphant recasting of the group, bursting with fresh ideas and vigorous sonic experimentation.  You can listen to the first single, also titled ‘Always Ascending’ HERE and download or stream it HERE.

‘Always Ascending’ was recorded at RAK Studios, London and Motorbass in Paris, with the help of French producer extraordinaire Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, The Beastie Boys), the mutual affection between band and producer seeping into every dazzling groove. ‘Always Ascending’ shows Franz Ferdinand broadening their palate, as exuberant as it is euphoric, creating a sound that singer, Alex Kapranos, refers to as “simultaneously futuristic and naturalistic.”

From the city which jointly played host to the album’s conception, the band will mark the announcement of ‘Always Ascending’ with a live streamed launch event at Paris’s Point Ephémère, to be broadcast from the Franz Ferdinand Facebook page from 8.30pm BST tonight, Wednesday October 25, during which the band will preview a selection of their new recordings.

 ‘Always Ascending’ is available to pre-order via iTunes and all DSPs now and will be available on CD, vinyl and ltd edition cassette via DomMart, with a special DomMart edition, featuring marbled blue and white vinyl, with a signed print and tote bag. 

Franz Ferdinand are Alex Kapranos, Bob Hardy, Paul Thomson, Julian Corrie and Dino Bardot.

The tracklisting for ‘Always Ascending’ is as follows:

1.      Always Ascending

2.      Lazy Boy

3.      Paper Cages

4.      Finally

5.      The Academy Award

6.      Lois Lane

7.      Huck And Jim

8.      Glimpse Of Love

9.      Feel The Love Go

10.  Slow Don’t Kill Me Slow

The band are also announcing their forthcoming tour dates, including a show at London’s 02 Brixton Academy on Saturday the 24th of February, dates are as follows:


Sunday             11 February    Dublin, Ireland            Olympia Theatre

Tuesday           13 February     Manchester                 Albert Hall

Wednesday     14 February     Nottingham                 Rock City

Friday              16 February     Newcastle                   02 Academy

Saturday          17 February     Glasgow                      02 Academy

Monday           19 February     Leeds                           02 Academy

Tuesday           20 February     Birmingham                02 Academy

Wednesday     21 February     Bristol                          02 Academy

Friday              23 February     Cambridge                  Corn Exchange

Saturday         24 February    London                       02 Brixton Academy

Sunday             25 February     Brighton                      Dome


Saturday          24 March        Caen, France               Zenith


Tickets available Friday 3rd November at 9am: HERE. 



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