Florence and the Machine announced they will hit the road this year with a 23-locations tour in North America. The tour will begin on the 5th of August in Montreal and will wrap up on the 20th of October in Minneapolis, with stops in locations like Los Angeles, Nashville, Seattle, Chicago, New York, and more. The band will have during the tour appearances at various festivals, such as “Skookum”, “Life is Beautiful”, “Outside Lands” and “Grandoozy”. The band will tour first in Europe, before reaching American ground.There were no events found for Florence + The Machine.
Florence and the Machine’s live performances will include supporting acts from Billie Eilish, St. Vincent, Perfume Genius, Kamasi Washington, Beth Ditto, Lizo, Grizzly Bear, and Wet.
Tickets have been released for general sale on the 1st of June.
The tour is performed in support of the band’s latest album – “High Hopes” which will be out on the 29th of June.
Florence and the Machine’s last LP was “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” released in 2015. Since then, the band has brought the fans “From Final Fantasy XV”, an EP with three tracks, and “Wish That You Were Here”, a song featured in a movie by Tim Burton. Florence and the Machine featured also songs by Lady Gaga, Banks & Steelz, and Rufus Wainwright, and in 2016 released to the public the short film “The Odyssey”.
Information about “” High Hopes” was first released by Nathan Willet, the frontman of “Cold War Kids”. Shortly after, Florence Welch confirmed the news in an interview from May 2017.There were no events found for florence the machine.
“High Hopes” album was composed entirely by the band’s frontwoman Florence Welch, who served for the first time as co-producer (with Emile Haynie) for one of the band’s albums. Florence and the Machine offered the fans a couple of previews from their new material when they played live with “Rolling Stones” and appeared on “Jimmy Fallon” and “The Voice”.
From the 10 tracks album, the band already released the singles “Hunger” and “Sky Full of song”. “Hunger” brings to fans a Florence Welch who meditates on the fragile connection that exists between romance, beauty, and mortality. The video, directed by A.G. Rojas, shows groups of people looking at a statue and Welch dancing.
In the single “Sky Full of Song”, Florence Welch displays her majestic voice, singing almost a capella, accompanied by piano and strings. The video for this song is also directed by A.G. Rojas and shows Welch gazing at the skies or sitting on her knees in a position similar to praying.
You can see Florence and the Machine perform live these songs, as well as the other tracks of the album “High Hopes” by getting your ticket from multiple ticket sites.
Born on the 28th of August 1986 as Florence Mary Leontine Welch, the lead singer of Florence and the Machine was raised in a family of academics. In 2006, while drinking in a bar in London, she approached Mairead Nash from “Queens of Noize” while she was in the bathroom and sang to her “Something’s got a hold on me” from Etta James. A week later, Welch was invited by “Queens of Noize” to open the night at their club. In 2006, the band’s line-up consisted of Florence and her friend Isabella “Machine” Summers, joined by a drum kit. After their debut, they started collaborating with other musicians, like the harpist James Bradshaw.
Florence and the Machine’s debut album called “Lungs” was released in the UK in July 2009 and reached “Number Two” on the country’s charts. The same year, the band received the “Critics’ Choice” accolade at the “Brit Awards”. “Lungs” was one of the best-selling albums of 2009 and 2010.
At the beginning of 2010, while writing for a new album, Florence Welch was invited to L.A. to work with American writers and producers of pop music. Welch refused the chance (although was tempted by it at first) believing that abandoning her project with the band was not the right thing to do.
In October 2011, the second album of the band, called “Ceremonials” was released, containing songs written by James Ford, Paul Epworth, Eg White, Kid Harpoon, and Isabella Summers.
The song “What the Water Gave Me” had its video released on iTunes and on the VEVO channel of the band, available on Youtube, and it registered 1.5 million views in a 2 days time frame. The album sold more than 1 million copies. Around that time, Florence Welch started to work also on individual projects, by collaborating with Drake and Calvin Harris.
In July 2012, Florence and the Machine had to cancel two of their performances at European festivals because Welch suffered a voice injury. By 2015, the year of the third album’s release, called “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” she was back in top shape. Yet, another accident happened to Welch in 2015, when she broke her foot while performing at a music festival in April. Despite that, she appeared as a guest on “Saturday Night Live” and earned a nomination to “Grammy Awards” with “What Kind of Man” for the best rock song category.
Several songs of the band have been included in films and TV series soundtracks, such as “So you think you can dance” and “Grey’s Anatomy”.
If you want to catch one of Florence and the Machine’s amazing live performances, get your tickets from StubHub or SeatGeek.