Franz Ferdinand Announce Summer Tour Dates




Photo Credit: David Edwards

Franz Ferdinand have added several U.S. live dates in July and August. The band will make stops in Raleigh, Asheville, New Haven, Asbury Park, Nashville and more. Franz Ferdinand are about to embark on a North American tour beginning in April, which includes sold out shows in DC, Minneapolis, Santa Ana, San Diego and 2 sold out dates at Brooklyn Steel in NY. The tour is in support of their recent album Always Ascending, which was released on Domino on February 9th. Tickets for all shows are available to purchase now. More information can be found on the band’s website: All tour dates below.
Franz Ferdinand is also performing on April 18th on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
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. Watch the band’s music videos for “Always Ascending” and “Feel the Love Go.”
Always Ascendingis available via iTunes, all DSPs and DomMart.
Franz Ferdinand are Alex Kapranos, Bob Hardy, Paul Thomson, Julian Corrie and Dino Bardot.
North American Tour Dates 
April 8 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
April 10 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
April 11 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (SOLD OUT)
April 13 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
April 14 – Columbus, OH – CD102.5 Day Fest @ Express Live!
April 15 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel (SOLD OUT)
April 16 – Brooklyn, NY –  Brooklyn Steel (SOLD OUT)
April 27 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue (SOLD OUT)
April 28 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
April 30 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
May 2 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
May 7 – Dallas, TX –  House of Blues
May 8 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
May 9 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
May 11 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
May 12 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory (SOLD OUT)
May 13 – San Diego, CA – North Park @ The Observatory
May 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
May 17 – Oakland, CA – The Fox Theatre
July 29 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
July 30 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Aug 2 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
Aug 3 – Indianapolis, IN – Vogue
Aug 5 – Montreal, QB – Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts
Aug 7 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
Aug 8 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
Aug 10 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
Aug 11 – Richmond, VA – The National
Aug 13 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
Aug 14 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom

Praise for Always Ascending
Always Ascending -Franz’s fifth album-plays out like proof that the band is also having a great time. It’s up there with their best efforts…This record’s a reflection in a disco ball, just…an upgraded, shinier disco ball.” – GQ
“It’s a return to form that the band never really lost… the wit’s sharper than ever.” – Rolling Stone
“…the percolating title-track lead cut is their most glittering disco confection of the decade.” – Billboard
“With five Grammy nominations, a Mercury Prize, and millions of albums sold, it might seem hard to keep an upward trajectory, but here the band continues to wade into uncomfortable waters and relish what they discover in those depths…The band doesn’t forget their storied past when pushing forward. It’s generous music that doesn’t leave their fans behind.” – Uproxx
Always Ascending is definitely an early contender for best of 2018 lists.” – Under the Radar
“The Scottish new new-wavers evolve one more time.” – Newsday