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Florence Welch confirmed back in June that she was working on a third Florence and The Machine album. The announcement came at The Other Ball in Central London as part of a fundraiser for Arms Around the Child charity. The singer said she would not be performing any new material that evening "because it's not ready yet," and referenced 'hiding in a studio 24 hours a day' working on new stuff.
The upcoming disc will be the first since the release of Florence and the Machine's sophomore effort "Ceremonials," which reached number on in the UK and six on the US Billboard charts.
In August Rolling Stone magazine put together a panel of writers, industry figures and artists to vote on the 50 Greatest Live Acts performing in the world today. Florence and the Machine placed at No. 36 with the magazine saying, "At this point, Flo in concert is the pop equivalent of an appearance by Princess Kate. Her pipes are regal, and her sense of ceremony is impressive."
One song that Rolling Stone has singled Flo out for is the 'big beat Brit-soul choral chant' of "Shake It Out." It's one song fans are able to hear her play live, and with a new album on the way, it will only be a matter of time until new tour dates are also announced. Keep your ear to the ground, and get your tickets right here at SeatGeek when the announcement is made!
Spectacular at Sandance (Updated May 15, 2013)
So far, 2013 has been pretty kind to Florence and the Machine. The indie group has been rocking it out at places like Sandance, and in their spare time also cut a track for the remake of the feature film "The Great Gatsby."
Let's start by talking about that rousing performance in front of some 12,000 fans in the final Sandance before the summer break. The band ripped through a 12-song set taken from their albums "Lungs" and "Ceremonials," staging a bit of music drama. They started with the opener "Only for a Night" and never let off the gas, rounding out the performance with their hit singles "Shake It Out," "Dog Days Are Over" and "No Light, No Light."
Unfortunately, the festival is expected to be the band's only gig of the year, with Welch and keyboard player Summers taking 2013 off to work on a new record. When they do come back, it will be with a third LP in tow.
In the mean time, Florence and the Machine contributed "Over the Love" to "The Great Gatsby" soundtrack. They crafted the sound and catered the song from the perspective of the character Daisy Buchanan in the movie, which opened to a $51.1 million gate in its first weekend on the big screen. The soundtrack was released on April 17, 2013 on SoundCloud.
About Florence and the Machine
Florence and the Machine may be one of the first contemporary acts to find success with an ever-evolving cast of characters. Quite simply, this English indie rock band has gained mainstream success on the power of one name and a collaboration of other musicians.
Fronted by lead singer Florence Mary Leontine Welch, the band hit the big time in just a few short years, beginning with the release of the debut album, "Lungs," in 2009. It climbed inside the Top Ten and eventually landed at No. 1 after 28 consecutive weeks on the UK Albums Chart. The follow-up, "Ceremonials," released in 2011, took a much quicker path to the top, debuting in the No. 1 spot. It also held its own in the U.S., reaching the sixth spot on the charts.
The sound of Florence and the Machine can be hard to describe. It includes a mix of various genres, and can change based on Welch's backing vocalists, guitarists and drummers. Isabella 'Machine' Summers has served as a songwriter, producer and remixer for the band, as well as being the keyboard player. Mark Saunders comes in on bass guitar and Tom Monger plays the harp, which was famously caught in a trailer fire during a European tour. The harp's string began to ping in the heat of the flames, and the band recorded it to use in a song.
Florence and the Machine is known for its live performances, though in July 2012 the group was forced to cancel two dates after Welch sustained a vocal injury. She recovered and performed at the Osheaga Festival in Montreal the following month, and the band then hit the road with Spectrum. The North American leg wrapped October 13 with a date in Mexico City at Corona Capital 2012.
Florence and the Machine Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Never Let Me Go||2012|
|No Light, No Light||2012|
|What the Water Gave Me||2011|
|Live at the Wiltern||2011|
|Shake It Out||2011|
|You Got the Dirtee Love||2010|
|iTunes Live from SoHo||2010|
|iTunes Festival: London 2010||2010|
|Addicted to Love||2010|
|You've Got the Love||2009|
|Live at Radio 1's Big Weekend||2009|
|A Lot of Love, A Lot of Blood||2009|
|Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)||2009|
|Kiss With a Fist||2008|
|Dog Days Are Over||2008|
Top 10 Florence and the Machine Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||Shake It Out||1,297,385||213,409|
|2||Dog Days Are Over||684,257||162,018|
|3||What the Water Gave Me||740,121||142,243|
|4||Never Let Me Go||770,025||130,258|
|5||No Light, No Light||842,898||128,035|
|6||Only If For a Night||622,181||125,248|
|7||You've Got The Love||408,437||111,182|
|9||Lover To Lover||405,018||96,285|
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Florence and the Machine Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 05/16/2015 Irvine CA Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre 04/17/2015 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/17/2015 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/15/2015 Los Angeles CA Ace Hotel - Los Angeles 04/12/2015 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/09/2015 San Francisco CA Nob Hill Masonic Center 04/08/2015 San Francisco CA Nob Hill Masonic Center
Florence and the Machine Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 10/26/2014 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 10/25/2014 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 06/14/2014 Warsaw Poland Stadion Narodowy
Florence and the Machine Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 06/01/2013 London London Twickenham Stadium 05/10/2013 Dubai DU Atlantis, The Palm
Florence and the Machine Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/12/2012 Dublin D The O2 - Dublin 12/10/2012 Liverpool Msy Liverpool Echo Arena 12/09/2012 Aberdeen Aberdeenshire AECC 12/06/2012 London The O2 12/05/2012 London The O2 12/04/2012 Exeter Dev Westpoint Arena 12/02/2012 Frankfurt HE Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt 12/01/2012 Berlin Berlin Arena Treptow 11/30/2012 Dusseldorf NW Mitsubishi Electric Halle 11/28/2012 Esch-sur-Alzette L Rockhal 11/27/2012 Paris Ile Zenith de Paris 11/25/2012 Antwerpen Vlg Lotto Arena 11/24/2012 Amsterdam Nhl Heineken Music Hall 11/22/2012 Munich ?? Zenith - Munich 11/21/2012 Winterthur ZH Eishalle Deutweg 11/20/2012 Assago LM Mediolanum Forum 10/14/2012 Mexico City ?? Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 10/13/2012 Mexico City ?? Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 10/12/2012 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/12/2012 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/10/2012 Albuquerque NM Isleta Amphitheater 10/08/2012 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 10/07/2012 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 10/05/2012 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 10/04/2012 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 10/01/2012 Kansas City MO Starlight Theatre 09/30/2012 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 09/29/2012 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 09/26/2012 Sunrise FL BB&T Center 09/25/2012 Tampa FL USF Sun Dome 09/21/2012 Gulf Breeze FL Pensacola Beach 09/21/2012 Atlanta GA Piedmont Park 09/21/2012 Raleigh NC Red Hat Amphitheater 09/19/2012 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 09/18/2012 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 09/16/2012 Saratoga Springs NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center 09/15/2012 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 09/14/2012 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 09/06/2012 Newport Iow Robin Hill Country Park 08/26/2012 Leeds Yorkshire Bramham Park 08/25/2012 Reading Brk Richfield Avenue 08/24/2012 Leeds Yorkshire Bramham Park 08/22/2012 Belfast Ant Boucher Playing Fields 08/05/2012 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/03/2012 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/03/2012 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/03/2012 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 08/03/2012 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 08/02/2012 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 07/31/2012 Detroit MI Fox Theatre Detroit 07/30/2012 Cleveland OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica 07/29/2012 Indianapolis IN The Lawn at White River 07/27/2012 Somerset WI Somerset Amphitheater 07/26/2012 Denver CO Bellco Theatre 07/25/2012 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 07/22/2012 Troutdale OR McMenamins Historic Edgefield Manor 07/21/2012 Auburn WA White River Amphitheatre 07/20/2012 Burnaby BC Deer Lake Park 07/06/2012 Kinross ?? Balado Airfield 05/12/2012 Atlantic City NJ The Borgata Outdoor Entertainment Complex 05/11/2012 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 05/08/2012 New York NY Radio City Music Hall 05/04/2012 Memphis TN Tom Lee Park 05/04/2012 Memphis TN Tom Lee Park 05/03/2012 New Orleans LA New Orleans City Park 05/02/2012 Houston TX Bayou Music Center 05/01/2012 Dallas TX South Side Ballroom 04/29/2012 St. Louis MO Peabody Opera House 04/28/2012 Milwaukee WI The Rave/Eagles Club/Eagles Ballroom 04/27/2012 Minneapolis MN State Theatre 04/21/2012 Las Vegas NV Live At The Chelsea Ballroom, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas 04/20/2012 Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre 04/17/2012 Reno NV Grand Sierra Theatre 04/14/2012 Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Bowl
Florence and the Machine Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 12/11/2011 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 12/10/2011 San Diego CA Valley View Casino Center 12/09/2011 Oakland CA Oracle Arena 12/08/2011 Seattle WA WaMu Theater 12/05/2011 Kansas City MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 12/04/2011 Chicago IL Chicago Theatre 07/06/2011 Milwaukee WI Marcus Amphitheater 07/05/2011 Saint Louis MO The Pageant 07/04/2011 Indianapolis IN The Lawn at White River 07/01/2011 Atlanta GA Fox Theatre 06/30/2011 Orlando FL Hard Rock Live 06/24/2011 New York NY Rumsey Playfield, Central Park 06/23/2011 Boston MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 06/18/2011 Chicago IL Aragon Ballroom 06/17/2011 Apple Valley MN Weesner Family Amphitheater 06/14/2011 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 06/13/2011 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 06/12/2011 Berkeley CA Greek Theatre - Berkeley 06/09/2011 Manchester TN Manchester Farm
Florence and the Machine Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 11/08/2010 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 11/07/2010 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 11/06/2010 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 11/05/2010 Oakland CA Fox Theater 11/03/2010 Toronto ON Sound Academy 11/02/2010 New York NY Terminal 5 11/01/2010 New York NY Terminal 5 10/31/2010 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 04/17/2010 San Francisco CA Mezzanine 04/15/2010 Seattle WA The Showbox 04/14/2010 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 04/12/2010 Chicago IL House of Blues 04/10/2010 Toronto ON Phoenix Concert Theatre 04/09/2010 New York NY Terminal 5 04/08/2010 New York NY Le Poisson Rouge 04/07/2010 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 04/06/2010 Washington DC 9:30 Club 04/05/2010 Philadelphia PA Theatre of Living Arts
Florence and the Machine Tour Dates 2009
date city state venue 11/02/2009 Toronto ON Mod Club Theatre 10/30/2009 West Hollywood CA The Troubadour 10/27/2009 New York NY Bowery Ballroom