Florence + The Machine are keeping the momentum going. Just days after releasing their third album, ‘How Big How Blue How Beautiful’, the group have announced their return to the stage.
The 12 shows across the country, culminating in four nights at London’s Alexandra Palace, comprise their first full UK tour since March 2012.
The September dates will follow a big festival season for Florence + the Machine who are set to play big slots at the likes of Glastonbury, Splendour In The Grass, and Electric Picnic.
Tickets go on sale on Friday 12 June 2015 and will be available here.
‘How Big How Blue How Beautiful’ was released this week to top the UK album chart, selling more than the rest of the top five combined, topping the charts in 24 other countries, and is currently on course to be the group’s first number one album in the USA.
Featuring the singles ‘What Kind Of Man’ and ‘Ship To Wreck’, the new album was written and recorded over the course of 2014, with production by frequent Coldplay collaborator Markus Dravs.
“Markus has done a few Arcade Fire albums and he’s done Björk’s ‘Homogenic’, which is a huge record for me,” singer and songwriter Florence Welsh explained. “And I felt he had that balance of organic and electronic capabilities, managing those two worlds. And, you know, he’s good with big sounds. And I like big sounds,” she added.
“And with Markus I wanted to make something that was big but that had a gentleness to it. That had a warmth, that was rooted. I think that’s why we went back more to the live instruments. Something that was band-led almost.”
See the band perform those new songs and favourites from their back catalogue at Alexandra Palace on 21, 22, 24, and 25 September 2015.
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