Image c/o Grandstand; Credit: Cara Robbins

Franz Ferdinand, released their fifth album Always Ascending via Domino last week (woooo!). Always Ascending was recorded in Paris with French producer Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, The Beastie Boys). The album's title track has given the beloved Scottish band their biggest US radio success in a decade, and they have a coast-to-coast tour planned for April and May. 

Franz Ferdinand are Alex Kapranos, Bob Hardy, Paul Thomson, Julian Corrie and Dino Bardot.

The band recently performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon - Watch their adrenaline shot of a performance of "Always Ascending" here.

"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, upgraded, shinier disco ball," mentioned in a recent GQ article.
Watch the Diane Martel-directed video for "Feel The Love Go" here (which was released last month and I'm still obsessed with).

Always Ascending is available via iTunes and all DSPs. The CD, vinyl and ltd edition cassette are available via DomMart with a special DomMart edition, featuring marbled blue and white vinyl, with a signed print and tote bag. 

Upcoming Tour Dates:
April 8 - Toronto, ON - Rebel
April 10 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
April 11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
April 13 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
April 15 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
April 16 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel (SOLD OUT)
April 20 - Guadalajara, Mexico - Roxy Festival
April 24 - Mexico City, Mexico - Pepsi City
April 27 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
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 11 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
May 13 - San Diego, CA - North Park @ The Observatory
May 15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
May 17 - Oakland, CA - The Fox Theatr

Tickets for all shows are available to purchase now. More information can be found on the band's website: