FRANZ FERDINAND – Announce new album + share new track – Listen Now!

FRANZ FERDINAND - Announce new album + share new track - Listen Now!

‘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’ below.

‘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.”

Listen to lead track – ‘Always Ascending’ BELOW:

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.

 

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, full worldwide dates are as follows:

DECEMBER

04 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market

05 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore (SOLD OUT)

06 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore

07 – Portland, OR – Theater of the Clouds (947FM Portland DEC2REM)

09 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House

10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum (KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas) (SOLD OUT)

JANUARY

25 – Tokyo, Japan – Shinkiba Studio Coast

FEBRUARY

10 – Galway, Ireland – Leisureland

11 – Dublin, Ireland -Olympia Theatre

13 – Manchester, Albert Hall

14 – Nottingham, Rock City

16 – Newcastle, 02 Academy

17 – Glasgow, 02 Academy

19 – Leeds, 02 Academy

20 – Birmingham, 02 Academy

21 – Bristol, 02 Academy

23 – Cambridge, Corn Exchange

24 – London, 02 Brixton Academy

25 – Brighton, Dome

27 – Paris, France – Zenith

28 – Brussels, Belgium – Forest National

MARCH

01 – Hamburg, Germany – Mehr! Theater

03 – Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVrendenburg

04 – Groningen, Nlands – De Oosterpoort

05 – Cologne, Germany – Palladium

07 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom

08 – Warsaw, Poland – Stodola

09 – Prague, Czech Rep. – Forum Karlin

11 – Zurich, Switzerland – Halle 622

12 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle

13 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer

15 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena

17 – Madrid, Spain – La Riviera

19 – Toulouse, France – Zenith

20 – Montpellier, France – Zenith Sud

21 – Lyon, France – Amphi 3000

23 – Rennes, France – Liberte

24 – Caen, France – Zenith

APRIL

08 – Toronto, ON – Rebel

10 – Boston, MA  – House of Blues

11 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

13 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore

16 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

27 –  Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

28 –  Kansas City, MO – The Truman

30 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave

MAY

02 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

07 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues

08 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall

11 –  Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren

13 – San Diego, CA – North Park @ The Observatory

15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

17 – Oakland, CA – The Fox Theatre

 

Tickets for shows in Ireland, UK and Europe will be available to purchase from 9am on Friday the 3rd of November, Japan from the 18th of November and US and Canada from 10am local time October 27th.  More information can be found on the band’s website: http://franzferdinand.com

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