Franz Ferdinand Thursday, 25th January 2018

Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand

Listen to new track 'Lazy Boy'

Taken from the new album 'Always Ascending', out February 9th 2018. Plus playing release day in-stores in Glasgow & Edinburgh

Franz Ferdinand have made available Lazy Boy, the latest track to be taken from Always Ascending, their forthcoming album which is being released by Domino on Friday the 9th of February.

Hypnotically laconic, in every sense, the track is available of all DSPs now and follows the recent launch of the Diane Martel directed video to Feel The Love Go via Apple Music – watch Feel The Love Go HERE.

Always Ascending is the band’s fifth album and was recorded at RAK Studios, London and Motorbass in Paris, with the help of French producer extraordinaire Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, The Beastie Boys). 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.  

The band are also set to make two in-store appearances on the day of album release, 9th February, in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The Edinburgh in-store is at FOPP at 1pm where they will be signing albums and the Glasgow one at HMV at 5pm where they will be signing and performing live.  Access to both in-stores will be restricted to customers purchasing the albums in FOPP or HMV on Friday 9th February and are subject to availability – full details of the Scottish instores can be found HERE


The Scottish in-stores follow the recent announcement of a ‘Banquet New Slang’ show at the Kingston Hippodrome on the eve of the album, February 8th.  Tickets for the matinee show at 6pm (the evening show is now SOLD OUT) for the Kingston Hippodrome show are available HERE


Finally, having launched Always Ascending with a live streamed launch event at Paris’s Point Ephémère, which was broadcast on the Franz Ferdinand Facebook page and more recently completed a short tour of the US in early December the band return to the UK in February for a tour which includes a show at London’s 02 Brixton Academy on Saturday the 24th of February. The band will be joined on the UK leg of the tour by Albert Hammond Jr.

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Franz Ferdinand

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Franz Ferdinand

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The full worldwide dates are as follows:

Thursday             25 January           Tokyo, Japan                      Shinkiba Studio Coast


Thursday             8 February          London                                 Banquet New Slang at The Hippodrome (all ages matinee)

Thursday             8 February          London                                 Banquet New Slang at The Hippodrome

Saturday              10 February        Galway, Ireland                                Leisureland

Sunday                 11 February        Dublin, Ireland                 Olympia Theatre

Tuesday               13 February        Manchester                       Albert Hall (Sold Out)

Wednesday        14 February        Nottingham                        Rock City

Friday                    16 February        Newcastle                           02 Academy

Saturday              17 February        Glasgow                               02 Academy (Sold Out)

Monday               19 February        Leeds                                    02 Academy

Tuesday               20 February        Birmingham                        02 Academy

Wednesday        21 February        Bristol                                   02 Academy

Friday                    23 February        Cambridge                          Corn Exchange

Saturday              24 February        London                                 02 Brixton Academy (Sold Out)

Sunday                                 25 February        Brighton                               Dome

Tuesday               27 February        Paris, France                      Zenith

Wednesday        28 February        Brussels, Belgium             Forest National


Thursday             1 March                Hamburg, Germany        Mehr! Theater

Saturday              3 March                Utrecht, Netherlands     Ronda

Sunday                 4 March                Groningen, Nlands          De Oosterpoort

Monday               5 March                Cologne, Germany          Palladium

Wednesday        7 March                Berlin, Germany               Tempodrome

Thursday             8 March                Warsaw, Poland               Stodola

Friday                    9 March                Prague, Czech Rep.         Forum Karlin

Sunday                 11 March             Zurich, Switzerland          Halle 622

Monday               12 March             Munich, Germany           TonHalle

Tuesday               13 March             Vienna, Austria                 Gasometer

Thursday             15 March             Bologna, Italy                     Unipol Arena

Saturday              17 March             Madrid, Spain                    La Riviera

Monday               19 March             Toulouse, France             Zenith

Tuesday               20 March             Montpellier, France        Zenith Sud

Wednesday        21 March             Lyon, France                      Amphi 3000

Friday                    23 March             Rennes, France                 Liberte

Saturday              24 March             Caen, France                      Zenith


Sunday                 8 April                   Toronto, ON                       Rebel

Tuesday               10 April                 Boston, MA                        House of Blues

Wednesday        11 April                 Washington, DC                9:30 Club

Friday                    13 April                 Philadelphia, PA               The Fillmore

Sunday                 15 April                 Brooklyn, NY                      Brooklyn Steel

Monday               16 April                 Brooklyn, NY                      Brooklyn Steel

Friday                    20 April                 Guadalajara, Mexico      Roxy Festival     

Tuesday               24 April                 Mexico City, Mexico       Pepsi City

Friday                    27 April                 Minneapolis, MN             First Avenue

Saturday              28 April                 Kansas City, MO               The Truman

Monday               30 April                 Milwaukee, WI                 The Rave


Wednesday        2 May                    St. Louis, MO                     The Pageant

Monday               7 May                    Dallas, TX                             House of Blues

Tuesday               8 May                    Houston, TX                       White Oak Music Hall

Friday                    11 May                                 Phoenix, AZ                        The Van Buren

Saturday              12 May                 Santa Ana, CA                    The Observatory

Sunday                 13 May                 San Diego, CA                    North Park @ The Observatory

Tuesday               15 May                 Los Angeles, CA                                The Wiltern

Thursday             17 May                 Oakland, CA                       The Fox Theatre


Saturday              9 June                   Moscow, Russia                                Stadium Live

Monday               11 June                 St Petersburg, Russia     Stereoleto 2018

Wednesday        13 June                 Kiev, Ukraine                     Art Platforma

Friday                    22 June                 Scheessel, Germany       Hurricane Festival

Friday                    22 June                 Neuhausen Ob Eck, GE.                Southside Festival

Thursday             28 June                 Vilanova, Spain                 Vida Festival

Friday                    29 June                 Beuingen, Netherlands Down The Rabbit Hole


Wednesday        4 July                     Tallinn, Estonia                  Ollesummer Festival

Sunday                 8 July                     Glasgow                               TRNSMT Festival

Saturday              14 July                   Alges, Portugal                  NOS Alive

Sunday                 15 July                   Aix-Les-Bains, France     Musilac


Tickets for all shows in Ireland, UK and Europe are available to purchase now. More information can be found on the band’s website: