Franz Ferdinand announce new album, Always Ascending

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Franz Ferdinand has just announced a new album. On February 9, the band will release Always Ascending via Domino. The album was produced by Philippe Zdar (Phoenix, Beastie Boys), the first track released from the album is the title track, which you can stream below. The band has also shared a long list of tour dates, starting in December and continuing on into spring 2018. Check out those dates below.

Franz Ferdinand’s Always Ascending follows 2013’s Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action and the band’s 2015 collaboration with Sparks, FFS.

Franz Ferdinand new album Always Ascending

Franz Ferdinand Always Ascending tracklist:

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

Franz Ferdinand tour dates:

12/4 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
12/5 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore
12/6 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore
12/7 – Portland, OR – KNRK Show
12/9 – Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
12/10 – Los Angeles, CA – KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas
1/25 – Tokyo, Japan – Shinkiba Studio Coast
2/10 – Galway, Ireland – Leisureland
2/11 – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia Theatre
2/13 – Manchester, UK – Royal Albert Hall
2/14 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
2/16 – Newcastle, UK – 02 Academy
2/17 – Glasgow, UK – 02 Academy
2/19 – Leeds, UK – 02 Academy
2/20 – Birmingham, UK – 02 Academy
2/21 – Bristol, UK – 02 Academy
2/23 – Cambridge, UK – Corn Exchange
2/24 – London, UK – 02 Brixton Academy
2/25 – Brighton, UK – Dome
2/27 – Paris, France – Zenith
2/28 – Brussels, Belgium – Forest National
3/1 – Hamburg, Germany – Mehr! Theater
3/3 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli Vrendenburg
3/4 – Groningen, Netherlands – De Oosterpoort
3/5 – Cologne, Germany – Palladium
3/7 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom
3/8 – Warsaw, Poland – Stodola
3/9 – Prague, Czech Republic – Forum Karlin
3/11 – Zurich, Switzerland – Halle 622
3/12 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle
3/13 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
3/15 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
3/17 – Madrid, Spain – La Riviera
3/19 – Toulouse, France – Zenith
3/20 – Montpellier, France – Zenith Sud
3/21 – Lyon, France – Amphi 3000
3/23 – Rennes, France – Liberte
3/24 – Caen, France – Zenith
4/8 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
4/10 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
4/11 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
4/13 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
4/16 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
4/27 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
4/28 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
4/30 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
5/2 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
5/7 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
5/8 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
5/11 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
5/13 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
5/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
5/17 – Oakland, CA – The Fox Theatre

Franz Ferdinand’s self-titled album is featured on our list of the Top 100 Indie Rock Albums of the ’00s.

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