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Florence & The Machine soar through a stadium tour

Only once in a generation is the music industry presented with an ethereal, otherworldly songwriter who seems as if they belong in another realm

The likes of Stevie Nicks, Janis Joplin, and Prince have been at the top of a list that includes many artists who followed them. Case in point: Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine. Her love of harps, natural beauty, and songbird-esque vocal tones have put her at the top of many lists, stages, and record-breaking accomplishments.

Her debut EP Lungs put her on the radar, quickly moving from secret indie gem to an international household name. Hit singles like “Dog Days Are Over” and “Kiss With A Fist” have been featured in commercials, movies, TV shows, and we’re sure plenty of playlists. The album earned the band a Critic’s Choice award via the Brit Awards back in 2009, mainly due to their eccentric style of performance. Since then, Florence and the Machine have been on a steady diet of album release, massive tour, time off, and repeat every three years. Ceremonials followed Lungs, giving us the massive anthem “Shake It Out”, then How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful with a single of the same name. 2015 saw the English act headlining Glastonbury Festival, making Florence Welch the first British female headliner this century.

Florence and the Machine have been nominated for six Grammy’s, including Best Pop Album twice and Best New Artist, as well as nine Brit Awards. They won Critic’s Choice in 2009, and Lungs earned MasterCard British Album Of The Year in 2010. Florence has been consistently riding the airwaves each cycle, staying just under the radar, out of the news, while selling out stadiums. Her accolades only continued to appear more often as the band soared through the industry.

The band’s newest record, a recently released High As Hope (Republic Records), is a self-produced mega-record that debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums, and number 2 on the Billboard 200. The record features Kamasi Washington, Sampha, Jesso Jr, Thomas Barlett, and more.

Florence and the Machine is currently on tour promoting High As Hope throughout the United States through September and October, then it’s onto the EU in November and December. January finds the queen of elegant rock in Australia before heading to the rest of Europe. St. Vincent, Lizzo, Kamasi Washington, Grizzly Bear, Perfume Genius, Beth Ditto, Billie Eilish and Wet will open for the band on various dates.

You can buy tickets here! 

Tour Dates

SEP10
Mon 7 PM PDT1,261 guests
Seattle, WA
SEP11
Tue 7 PM PDT1,181 guests
Portland, OR
SEP14
Fri 7 PM MDT900 guests
West Valley City, UT
SEP23
Sun 7 PM PDT1,114 guests
San Diego, CA
SEP23
Sun 7 PM PDT22 guests
San Diego, CA
SEP25
Tue 7 PM PDT1,702 guests
Los Angeles, CA
SEP26
Wed 7 PM PDT604 guests
Los Angeles, CA
SEP29
Sat 7 PM CDT1,208 guests
Irving, TX
SEP30
Sun 7 PM CDT922 guests
The Woodlands, TX
OCT2
Tue 7 PM CDT930 guests
Nashville, TN
OCT5
Fri 6:30 PM2,765 guests
Washington
OCT6
Sat 6:30 PM1,553 guests
Washington
OCT9
Tue 7 PM1,794 guests
Brooklyn, New York
OCT12
Fri 7 PM1,908 guests
Boston, MA
OCT13
Sat 7 PM628 guests
Uncasville, CT
OCT14
Sun 7 PMZane Duffner is going
Philadelphia, PA
OCT16
Tue 7 PM2,041 guests
Toronto, ON, Canada
OCT19
Fri 7 PM CDT2,745 guests
Chicago, IL
OCT20
Sat 7 PM CDT1,280 guests
Minneapolis, MN
NOV15
Thu 7 PM UTC1,055 guests
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
NOV16
Fri 7 PM UTC1,410 guests
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
NOV17
Sat 7 PM UTC1,780 guests
NOV19
Mon 7 PM UTC1,671 guests
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
NOV21
Wed 7 PM UTC3,026 guests
London, England, United Kingdom
NOV22
Thu 6:30 PM UTC2,021 guests
London, England, United Kingdom
NOV23
Fri 7 PM UTC2,073 guests
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
NOV25
Sun 7 PM UTC1,048 guests
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
NOV26
Mon 7 PM UTC1,167 guests
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
JAN12
Sat 7 PM UTC+08795 guests
JAN16
Wed 7 PM UTC+10:301,322 guests
JAN18
Fri 7 PM UTC+111,250 guests
JAN19
Sat 7 PM UTC+111,178 guests
JAN22
Tue 7 PM UTC+101,665 guests
JAN23
Wed 7 PM UTC+10478 guests
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
JAN26
Sat 7 PM UTC+112,600 guests
JAN30
Wed 9 AM UTC+13861 guests
MAR2
Sat 7 PM UTC+011,296 guests
Munich, Germany
MAR4
Mon 7 PM UTC+011,178 guests
Zürich, Canton of Zürich, Switzerland
MAR5
Tue 7 PM UTC+011,545 guests
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
MAR7
Thu 7 PM UTC+011,582 guests
Merksem, Flemish Region, Belgium
MAR9
Sat 7 PM UTC+011,099 guests
Hamburg, Germany
MAR11
Mon 7 PM UTC+01396 guests
Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
MAR12
Tue 7 PM UTC+01281 guests
Oslo, Norway
MAR14
Thu 7 PM UTC+011,324 guests
Berlin, Germany
MAR15
Fri 7 PM UTC+01863 guests
Łódź, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland
MAR17
Sun 7 PM UTC+011,647 guests
Casalecchio di Reno, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
MAR18
Mon 7 PM UTC+01820 guests
Turin, Piedmont, Italy
MAR20
Wed 7 PM UTC+01674 guests
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
MAR21
Thu 7 PM UTC+01876 guests
Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
MAR24
Sun 7 PM UTC+012,359 guests
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
MAR25
Mon 7 PM UTC+011,531 guests
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Sheila Walsh graduated from USC Aiken in 2015 with a degree in English. While in school, she won an essay competition for an argumentative essay on why the arts are crucial to the education system. Additionally, she was recruited to play volleyball for USCA and contributed to a weekly journal discussing the life of a student-athlete. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC.

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