TUNE Franz Ferdinand - Feel The Love Go
Announce details of ‘Feel The Love Go’, the latest track from their forthcoming album, ‘Always Ascending’.
Release day in-stores in Glasgow & Edinburgh.
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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 (www.diane-martel.com). 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.
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 – 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.
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: http://franzferdinand.com
Franz Ferdinand are Alex Kapranos, Bob Hardy, Paul Thomson, Julian Corrie and Dino Bardot.
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