Franz Ferdinand have added a London shos to their upcoming 2018 UK tour plans. Full dates and ticket details are below.
Off the back of their acclaimed 2018 album ‘Always Ascending‘, the band will be following up a string of festival appearances by rolling into London’s Roundhouse.
The band’s full upcoming UK tour dates are below. Tickets to the new London show are on sale from 9am on Friday March 23 and will be available here.
Sunday July 8 – GLASGOW, TRNSMT Festival
Sunday September 9 – PORTMEIRION, Festival No 6
Saturday September 22 – MANCHESTER, British Sound Project
Wednesday September 26 – LONDON, Roundhouse
“We wanted to take the sounds that are available to us now and make the sound that you haven’t heard before – the sound of the future,” frontman Alex Kapranos told NME of their approach to their latest album. “When you’re recording in 2017 you need to be looking ahead to the next thing. What haven’t people even heard in 2018? In terms of ‘naturalistic’, it’s not retrogressive but it’s about trying to make something that feels like it’s being played by humans.
“It’s very tempting in the studio to digitally tidy everything up – Photoshopping your music. Everything was played and nothing is programmed. It still has to be raw and have that rock n’ roll side to it. “
Praising the band’s reinvention on ‘Always Ascending‘, NME wrote: “Franz’s trademark guitars are there, but not at the forefront. Instead synths are at the heart, alongside an irresistible dedication to having a good time.”