Florence + the Machine confirm North American headline tour

Credit: Autumn de Wilde

Florence + the Machine are set to play an extended run of headline dates later this year, kicking off September 2 in Montreal with further stops including New York’s Madison Square Garden, Los AngelesHollywood Bowl and many more. One dollar from every ticket sold will benefit Choose Love to aid refugees worldwide.

Arlo Parks, Sam Fender, King Princess, Yves Tumor, Japanese Breakfast and Wet Leg will join as support on select dates throughout the tour. See full routing below and visit florenceandthemachine.net for more information.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Tuesday, March 29 at 10 am local time through Thursday, March 31 at 10 pm local time.

The tour will celebrate the release of Florence Welch’s forthcoming, highly anticipated fifth album Dance Fever, out May 13. Florence has shared three songs from the album—“My Love,” “King” and “Heaven is Here”—all of which arrived alongside videos by the acclaimed director Autumn de Wilde with choreography by Ryan Heffington. Pre-order/pre-save the album here.

Additionally, Florence will play two very special, intimate shows this spring: April 29 in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Theatre and May 6 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York—both shows sold out in seconds.

Dance Fever was recorded in London over the course of the pandemic in anticipation of the world’s reopening. It conjures up what Florence missed most in the midst of lockdown—clubs, dancing at festivals, being in the whirl of movement and togetherness—and the hope of reunions to come.

Just before the pandemic Florence had become fascinated by choreomania, a Renaissance phenomenon in which groups of people—sometimes thousands—danced wildly to the point of exhaustion, collapse and death. The imagery resonated with Florence, who had been touring nonstop for more than a decade, and in lockdown felt oddly prescient.

The image and concept of dance, and choreomania, remained central as Florence wove her own experiences of dance—a discipline she turned to in the early days of sobriety—with the folkloric elements of a moral panic from the Middle Ages. In recent times of torpor and confinement, dance offered propulsion, energy and a way of looking at music more choreographically.

Starting, as ever, armed with a notebook of poems and ideas, Florence had just arrived in New York in March 2020 to begin recording when Covid-19 forced a retreat to London. Holed up at home, the songs began to transform, with nods to dance, folk, ‘70s Iggy Pop, longing-for-the-road folk tracks a la Lucinda Williams or Emmylou Harris and more, ultimately arriving somewhere that Florence describes as “Nick Cave at the club.” Lyrically, she took inspiration from the tragic heroines of pre-Raphaelite art, the gothic fiction of Carmen Maria Machado and Julia Armfield, the visceral wave of folk horror film from The Wicker Man and The Witch to Midsommar.

Dance Fever is an album that sees Florence at the peak of her powers, coming into a fully realized self-knowledge, poking sly fun at her own self-created persona, playing with ideas of identity, masculinity and femininity, redemption, and celebration.

Dance Fever was produced by Florence, Jack Antonoff and Dave Bayley of Glass Animals.

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE LIVE

April 29                                                Los Angeles Theatre                                  Los Angeles, CA

May 6                                        Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center                          New York, NY

September 2                                                  Place Bell                                             Montreal, QC*

September 3                                            Budweiser Stage                                          Toronto, ON*

September 7                     Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island                    Chicago, IL†

September 8                                          Xcel Energy Center                                       St. Paul, MN†

September 10                                   Pine Knob Music Theatre                                  Clarkson, MI†

September 12                                          Capital One Area                                 Washington, D.C.†

September 14                                               TD Garden                                               Boston, MA†

September 16                                     Madison Square Garden                                New York, NY†

September 20                                      Ascend Amphitheater                                    Nashville, TN‡

September 21                                  Ameris Bank Amphitheatre                             Alpharetta, GA‡

September 23                                            Amway Center                                            Orlando, FL‡

September 24                                               FTX Arena                                                 Miami, FL‡

September 27                                            Moody Center                                              Austin, TX§

September 28                         The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory                            Irving, TX§

October 1                                                     Ball Arena                                                  Denver, CO

October 4                                                   Rogers Arena                                      Vancouver, BC**

October 6                                            Climate Pledge Arena                                       Seattle, WA†

October 7                                             Theater of the Clouds                                    Portland, OR**

October 9                                           Shoreline Amphitheatre                        Mountain View, CA†

October 12                           Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre                  San Diego, CA†

October 14                                              Hollywood Bowl                                    Los Angeles, CA

*with Arlo Parks

†with Sam Fender

‡with King Princess

§with Yves Tumor

**with Japanese Breakfast

††with Wet Leg

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