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Album Alert: Franz Ferdinand’s ‘Always Ascending’ Is Out Now

Memorize the album so you can sing along in their upcoming shows.

Photo: Cara Robbins

After teasing us with various singles, Franz Ferdinand has finally dropped their new album Always Ascending, just in time for you to memorize it before they embark on their tour. Working with French producer Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, The Beastie Boys), the album’s title track has become the quintet’s biggest US radio hit in a decade. They recently performed the song on Jimmy Fallon, which you can watch below:

Stream the entire album below:

Franz Ferdinand will embark on their world tour mañana:

Europe 2018 tour

2/10 – Leisureland (Galway, Ireland)

2/11 – Olympia Theatre (Dublin, Ireland)

2/13 – Royal Albert Hall (Manchester, UK)

2/14 – Rock City (Nottingham, UK)

2/16 – O2 Academy (Newcastle, UK)

2/17 – O2 Academy (Glasgow, UK)

2/19 – O2 Academy (Leeds, UK)

2/20 – O2 Academy (Birmingham, UK)

2/21 – O2 Academy (Bristol, UK)

2/23 – Corn Exchange (Cambridge, UK)

2/24 – O2 Brixton Academy (London, UK)

2/25 – Dome (Brighton, UK)

2/27 – Zenith (Paris, France)

2/28 – Forest National (Brussels, Belgium)

3/1 – Mehr! Theater (Hamburg, Germany)

3/3 – Tivoli Vrendenburg (Utrecht, Netherlands)

3/4 – De Oosterpoort (Groningen, Netherlands)

3/5 – Palladium (Cologne, Germany)

3/7 – Tempodrom (Berlin, Germany)

3/8 – Stodola (Warsaw, Poland)

3/9 – Forum Karlin (Prague, Czech Republic)

3/11 – Halle 622 (Zurich, Switzerland)

3/12 – Tonhalle (Munich, Germany)

3/13 – Gasometer (Vienna, Austria)

3/15 – Unipol Arena (Bologna, Italy)

3/17 – La Riviera (Madrid, Spain)

3/19 – Zenith (Toulouse, France)

3/20 – Zenith Sud (Montpellier, France)

3/21 – Amphi 3000 (Lyon, France)

3/23 – Liberte (Rennes, France)

3/24 – Zenith (Caen, France)

6/9 – Stadium Live (Moscow, Russia)

6/11 – Stereoleto 2018 (St Petersburg, Russia)

6/13 – Art Platforma (Kiev, Ukraine)

6/22-24 – Hurricane Festival (Scheessell, Germany)

6/22-24 – Southside Festival (Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany)

6/28-30 – Vida Festival (Vilanova I La Geltru, Spain)

6/29-7/1 – Down The Rabbit Hole (Beuninge, Netherlands)

7/4 – Ollesummer Festival (Tallinn, Estonia)

7/8 – TRNSMT Festival (Glasgow, UK)

7/14 – NOS Alive (Alges, Portugal)

7/15 – Musilac (Aix-Les-Bains, France)

North America 2018 tour

4/8 – Rebel (Toronto, ON, Canada)

4/10 – House of Blues (Boston, MA, USA)

4/11 – 9:30 Club (Washington, DC, USA)

4/13 – The Fillmore (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

4/16 – Brooklyn Steel (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

4/27 – First Avenue (Minneapolis, MN, USA)

4/28 – The Truman (Kansas City, MO, USA)

4/30 – The Rave (Milwaukee, WI, USA)

5/2 – The Pageant (St. Louis, MO, USA)

5/7 – House of Blues (Dallas, TX, USA)

5/8 – White Oak Music Hall (Houston, TX, USA)

5/11 – The Van Buren (Phoenix, AZ, USA)

5/13 – North Park @ The Observatory (San Diego, CA, USA)

5/15 – The Wiltern (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

5/17 – The Fox Theatre (Oakland, CA, USA)

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