The gang will start the tour with a homecoming gig in London on February 26, live at the St John at Hackney Church. Then, in mid-March, the gang will travel far to reach South America and rock some of the continents biggest festivals, such as the Festival Estereo Picnic and the iconic Lollapalooza.
The run will then continue in mid-April with a week-long tour across Europe, and really heat up in May with a US trek that will keep the group busy for over a month. Some of the notable North American dates include shows in St. Paul and Denver, along with a set of two gigs in Canada during early June.
Finally, the band’s final show will appropriately take place where it all started – with yet another homecoming gig in London, this time around as a part of Barclaycard British Summer Time 2016 festival at the iconic Hyde Park.
Florence and The Machine US/Canada Schedule & Tix Prices
|May 13||Time TBA||Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Music Festival||$179-$360||Centennial Olympic Park|
|May 13||7:30PM||Miami, FL||$14-$421||American Airlines Arena|
|May 14||7:30PM||Orlando, FL||$7-$761||Amway Center|
|May 17||7:30PM||Spring, TX||$18-$990||The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion|
|May 18||7:30PM||Dallas, TX||$14-$5400||American Airlines Center|
|May 19||7:30PM||Austin, TX||$32-$444||Austin360 Amphitheater|
|May 20||Time TBA||Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Music Festival||$261-$1892||Gulf Shores Beach|
|May 24||8:00PM||Bonner Springs, KS||$31-$738||Providence Medical Center Amphitheater|
|May 26||7:00PM||Denver, CO||$17-$462||Pepsi Center|
|May 27||Time TBA||Napa, CA – BottleRock Festival||$415-$4590||Napa Valley Expo|
|May 27||Time TBA||Quincy, WA – Sasquatch! Festival||$135-$810||Gorge Amphitheatre|
|May 28||Time TBA||Napa, CA – BottleRock Festival||$166-$540||Napa Valley Expo|
|Jun 02||7:30PM||Saint Paul, MN||$15-$734||Xcel Energy Center|
|Jun 04||7:30PM||Cuyahoga Falls, OH||$31-$1800||Blossom Music Center|
|Jun 07||7:30PM||Mansfield, MA||$27-$1800||Xfinity Center|
|Jun 08||7:30PM||Montreal, Canada||$61-$324||Centre Bell|
|Jun 10||7:30PM||Toronto, Canada||$63-$810||Molson Canadian Amphitheatre|
|Jun 11||7:30PM||Clarkston, MI||$47-$540||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|Jun 12||7:30PM||Tinley Park, IL||$9-$679||Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre|
|Jun 14||7:30PM||Brooklyn, NY||$11-$543||Barclays Center|
|Jun 15||7:30PM||Brooklyn, NY||$54-$675||Barclays Center|
|Jun 16||Time TBA||Dover, DE||$336-$855||The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway|
|Jun 17||2:00PM||Camden, NJ – Radio 104.5’s 9th Birthday Show||$18-$4500||BB&T Pavilion|
In July 2009, “Lungs” was unveiled, presenting the world with a unique blend of indie rock, indie pop, baroque pop, art rock, and neo soul. A total of six singles stood out, including “Kiss with a Fist,” “Dog Days Are Over,” “Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up),” “Drumming Song,” and more.
The record went on to sell 3 million copies around the globe, a very impressive figure for a rock-oriented band these days, securing the group a spot among the most prominent acts on the scene.
From the beginning, the band functioned as a seven-piece act, featuring Florence Welch on lead vocals and percussion, Isabella Summers on keyboards and backing vocals, lead guitarist Robert Ackroyd, Christopher Lloyd Hayden behind the drum kit, Tom Monger on harp, xylophone and occasional bass guitar, Mark Saunders on bass guitar, backing vocals and percussion, and Rusty Bradshaw on keyboards, rhythm guitar and backing vocals.
The success continued with 2011’s “Ceremonials,” which sold over two million units worldwide thanks to hit singles like “Shake It Out,” “No Light, No Light,” and “Never Let Me Go.” “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” followed in 2015, and saw the band topping the US Billboard 200 chart for the first time in history.
Florence and The Machine have a great advantage of being a seven-piece band with amazing dynamics and a vast sonic landscape, making their live shows a sight to see. A lot of things are going on onstage, and they all forge a unique sound image. Therefore, if the boys and gals are in your area, buy Florence and The Machine tickets now!