Franz Ferdinand Announce New Album, Tour, with Boston Date

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Franz Ferdinand have announced that their new album, Always Ascending, will be released by Domino on Friday, February 9th, 2018. 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.

In addition to the album announcement, the band have also shared the album’s title track, which can be heard now below.

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), the mutual affection between band and producer seeping into every dazzling groove. Always Ascending shows the lauded Scottish band 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 9.30pm Paris time/ 3.30pm EST/ 12.30pm PST today, 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. The single “Always Ascending” is available to download/stream now.

In support of their album, Franz Ferdinand have announced a world wide tour to promote the album. The tour’s North American leg kicks off April 8th at Rebel in Toronto, ON. It will be hitting New England right after with a show at Boston’s House of Blues on April 10th. Full dates for the run can be found below.

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

Tickets for shows in US and Canada go onsale at 10am local time October 27th. More information can be found on the band’s website:


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