Franz Ferdinand new album artwork unveiled – exclusive

See the cover to 'Tonight: Franz Ferdinand' on NME.COM

Franz Ferdinand have unveiled the album artwork for their forthcoming new album, 'Tonight: Franz Ferdinand' (pictured), exclusively to NME.COM.

The album, which will be the band's third, is set to be released on January 26.

Speaking about the artwork, bassist Paul Thomson told NME.COM, "We shot it just after midnight behind the Barrowlands Ballroom in Glasgow. We wanted to get a Weegee vibe – that famous New York crime scene photographer from the '40s and '50s."

For the full interview with the band see the new issue of NME, out now.

Meanwhile, it was announced yesterday (November 25) that the Scottish band will headline the London Heaven venue on January 20 for a Shockwaves NME Awards show. The band are also set to headline the Edinburgh Picture House on January 14.

To check the availability of Franz Ferdinand tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

To hear live versions of tracks from 'Tonight: Franz Ferdinand', and to read NME's first impressions of the album, head to the NME Office Blog.

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