Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Franz Ferdinand announce UK tour and share new single

Glaswegian band Franz Ferdinand have set the internet alight with news of a highly-anticipated tour. Aside from an intimate gig in their hometown last month, and a Cornish festival date in August, the band have not played a full UK tour in three years, since they merged with Sparks to form the one-off project FFS.

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The stretch begins on February 13th at Manchester’s Albert Hall, and concludes at the Brighton Dome. The tour has ten dates overall, and includes a night in the main room at Birmingham’s O2 Academy on February 20th. Tickets can be found here, and go on sale November 3rd.

The tour announcement coincides with the band’s new single ‘Always Ascending’, which was recorded at RAK Studios, London and Motorbass in Paris – check it out below. Their new album of the same title will be released February 9th via Domino Recording Co.

Support on all dates comes from The Strokes‘ guitarist, Albert Hammond, Jr.

February 2018

13 – Albert Hall, Manchester
14 – Rock City, Nottingham
16 – O2 Academy, Newcastle
17 – O2 Academy, Glasgow
19 – O2 Academy, Leeds
20 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
21 – O2 Academy, Bristol
23  – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
24 – O2 Brixton Academy, London
25 – Dome, Brighton

Declan Bowring

Gig and album reviewer + culture writer, celebrating the best of music and events happening throughout our city.