Franz Ferdinand announce new full-length

Franz Ferdinand announce new full-length 'Always Ascending'
Franz Ferdinand 'Always Ascending'

Franz Ferdinand, will be release their new album Always Ascending on February 9th, 2018 via Domino Records. Along with the announcement the band are streaming the tittle-track. Franz Ferdinad will also head out on tour, starting December 4th in Seattle. Wa.

Always Ascending was recorded at RAK Studios in London and Motorbass in Paris, with the help of French producer extraordinaire Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, The Beastie Boys), 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 9.30pm Paris time/ 3.30pm EST/ 12.30pm PST today, Wednesday October 25, during which the band will preview a selection of their new recordings.

Franz Ferdinand are Alex Kapranos (vocals, guitar), Bob Hardy (bass), Paul Thomson (drums), Julian Corrie (keyboards, guitar) and Dino Bardot (guitar).

Franz Ferdinand
Always Ascending
tracklisting

Always Ascending
Lazy Boy
Paper Cages
Finally
The Academy Award
Lois Lane
Huck And Jim
Glimpse Of Love
Feel The Love Go
Slow Don’t Kill Me Slow

Franz Ferdinand
tour dates:

Monday Dec 4 Seattle, WA Showbox Market
Tuesday Dec 5 Vancouver, BC Commodore
Wednesday Dec 6 Vancouver, BC Commodore
Thursday Dec 7 Portland, OR KNRK Show
Saturday Dec 9 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
Sunday Dec 10 Los Angeles, CA KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas [SOLD OUT]

Thursday January 25 Tokyo, Japan Shinkiba Studio Coast

Saturday February 10 Galway, Ireland Leisureland
Sunday February 11 Dublin, Ireland Olympia Theatre
Tuesday February 13 Manchester,UK Royal Albert Hall
Wednesday February 14 Nottingham,UK Rock City
Friday February 16 Newcastle,UK 02 Academy
Saturday February 17 Glasgow,UK 02 Academy
Monday February 19 Leeds,UK 02 Academy
Tuesday February 20 Birmingham,UK 02 Academy
Wednesday February 21 Bristol,UK 02 Academy
Friday February 23 Cambridge,UK Corn Exchange
Saturday February 24 London,UK 02 Brixton Academy
Sunday February 25 Brighton,UK Dome
Tuesday February 27 Paris, France Zenith
Wednesday February 28 Brussels, Belgium Forest National

Thursday March 1 Hamburg, Germany Mehr! Theater
Saturday March 3 Utrecht, Netherlands Tivoli Vrendenburg
Sunday March 4 Groningen, Nlands De Oosterpoort
Monday March 5 Cologne, Germany Palladium
Wednesday March 7 Berlin, Germany Tempodrom
Thursday March 8 Warsaw, Poland Stodola
Friday March 9 Prague, Czech Rep. Forum Karlin
Sunday March 11 Zurich, Switzerland Halle 622
Monday March 12 Munich, Germany Tonhalle
Tuesday March 13 Vienna, Austria Gasometer
Thursday March 15 Bologna, Italy Unipol Arena
Saturday March 17 Madrid, Spain La Riviera
Monday March 19 Toulouse, France Zenith
Tuesday March 20 Montpellier, France Zenith Sud
Wednesday March 21 Lyon, France Amphi 3000
Friday March 23 Rennes, France Liberte
Saturday March 24 Caen, France Zenith

Sunday April 8 Toronto, ON Rebel
Tuesday April 10 Boston, MA House of Blues
Wednesday April 11 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Friday April 13 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore
Monday April 16 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
Friday April 27 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Saturday April 28 Kansas City, MO The Truman
Monday April 30 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Wednesday May 2 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Monday May 7 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Tuesday May 8 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
Friday May 11 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren
Sunday May 13 San Diego, CA North Park @ The Observatory
Tuesday May 15 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Thursday May 17 Oakland, CA The Fox Theatre