Franz Ferdinand Announce New Album ‘Always Ascending’

Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand are back after a five-year break with new music. The band announced their fifth album, Always Ascending, which drops February 9. This marks their first release without guitarist Mike McCarthy who left the band in 2016.

You can get a taste of the new LP with the new single “Always Ascending.” Check it out below.

Franz Ferdinand also announced a massive world tour, which kicks off December 4 in Seattle, WA and wraps up May 17 in Oakland, CA. During this trek, the band will tour the US and overseas. See all the dates below.

Franz Ferdinand 2017-2018 Tour Dates:
12/04 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market
12/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
12/06 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
12/07 – Portland, OR @ KNRK Show
12/09 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
12/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas
01/25 – Tokyo, Japan @ Shinkiba Studio Coast
02/10 – Galway, Ireland @ Leisureland
02/11 – Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre
02/13 – Manchester, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
02/14 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
02/16 – Newcastle, UK @ 02 Academy
02/17 – Glasgow, UK @ 02 Academy
02/19 – Leeds, UK @ 02 Academy
02/20 – Birmingham, UK @ 02 Academy
02/21 – Bristol, UK @ 02 Academy
02/23 – Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange
02/24 – London, UK @ 02 Brixton Academy
02/25 – Brighton, UK @ Dome
02/27 – Paris, FR @ Zenith
02/28 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National
03/01 – Hamburg, DE @ Mehr! Theater
03/03 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli Vrendenburg
03/04 – Groningen, NL @ De Oosterpoort
03/05 – Cologne, DE @ Palladium
03/07 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
03/08 – Warsaw, PL @ Stodola
03/09 – Prague, CZ @ Forum Karlin
03/11 – Zurich, CH @ Halle 622
03/12 – Munich, DE @ Tonhalle
03/13 – Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
03/15 – Bologna, IT @ Unipol Arena
03/17 – Madrid, SP @ La Riviera
03/19 – Toulouse, FR @ Zenith
03/20 – Montpellier, FR @ Zenith Sud
03/21 – Lyon, FR @ Amphi 3000
03/23 – Rennes, FR @ Liberte
03/24 – Caen, FR @ Zenith
04/08 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
04/10 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
04/11 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
04/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
04/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
04/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
04/28 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
04/30 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
05/02 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
05/07 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
05/08 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
05/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
05/13 – San Diego, CA @ North Park @ The Observatory
05/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
05/17 – Oakland, CA @ The Fox Theatre

Always Ascending Tracklist:
01. Always Ascending
02. Lazy Boy
03. Paper Cages
04. Finally
05. The Academy Award
06. Lois Lane
07. Huck And Jim
08. Glimpse Of Love
09. Feel The Love Go
10. Slow Don’t Kill Me Slow

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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