Franz Ferdinand Monday, 8th January 2018

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Franz Ferdinand announce details of ‘Feel The Love Go’

Watch the new video via Apple Music + News of Edinburgh and Glasgow in-stores.

Franz Ferdinand have announced details of the release of ‘Feel The Love Go’, the latest track to be taken from Always Ascending, their forthcoming album which is being released by Domino on Friday the 9th of February.

The track is accompanied by a stunning video by acclaimed director Diane Martel ( The video, shot while the band were in Los Angeles on their recent US tour, has the feel of a public access TV religious show and sees Alex cast as an unhinged evangelical preacher.

Watch the official video on Apple Music.

Talking about the video Diane said:

I’m excited to work with Franz for the third time! They are close friends and steller artists. I think this is their best album to date. Each song could be a single it’s expansive musically, wonderfully produced and the lyrics are brilliant as usual. This new incarnation of the band is perfection! 

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.

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 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.  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 via -


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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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

Wednesday             14 February             Nottingham                              Rock City

Friday                        16 February             Newcastle                                 02 Academy

Saturday 17 February             Glasgow                   02 Academy

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

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: