As 2018 approaches, Franz Ferdinand are gearing up to once again take out us — big time. Today, the Glasgow indie rock band released information about the next era for the group, which starts today with the release of new single “Always Ascending.”

The song, which happens to be the title track for Franz Ferdinand’s forthcoming album, is out first future-funk glimpse at the band’s next album, which is due out February 9, 2018.

“In terms of the sound, the song is quite representative of the whole record,” frontman Alex Kapranos tells The NME. “This one sounds quite different from our previous records – it’s a bit wider and less of a ‘straight up guitar’ album. It’s just a taster. There are many more surprises to come.”

Franz Ferdinand also dropped their 2018 tour dates, starting things off in Tokyo in January, looping back to Europe in February and March, and landing in North America by April. Boston is the second stop of the 2018 North American tour, welcoming the group at the House of Blues right after their gig in Toronto.

Peep the band’s new tune North American tour dates below.

Franz Ferdinand 2018 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 16: Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Steel
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 Theatre

Featured photo by David Edwards.

 

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