Florence & The Machine have announced details of a huge UK arena tour at the end of this year. After announcing the release of fourth album High As Hope next month, the Florence Welch-fronted outfit have now confirmed that they’ll be hitting the road in November for a series of massive shows across the UK.
Tickets for the shows go on sale on sale next Friday, 1 June, from 10AM from all the usual outlets. For more details, check out the band’s website.
Ahead of High As Hope’s release on 29 June, Florence Welch recently released lead single ‘Hunger’ from the record, which was premiered at a show in Halifax earlier this year.
The Halifax performance was the band’s first live show of 2018, and also showcased two more upcoming tracks in the form of ‘100 Years’ and ‘Patricia’. The latter of these Welch described as a “special song” and a “tribute to one of my favourite artists”.
Florence Welch also recently spoke with BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac about the making of the band’s new album and discussed the honour of headlining Glastonbury in 2015 – taking up the honour after Foo Fighters were forced to pull out when Dave Grohl broke his leg.
“It was so out-of-body”, Welch said of her Glastonbury experience.
“When you get out there, the people go on for as far as you can see. It looks like this invading army. This army of hippies and flags. I’ve had to really give myself over to whatever is in charge of performances for me. It isn’t really me out there, I just had to be like ‘OK, you got this! I don’t know what’s going to happen.’”
She added: “It was crazy because Dave Grohl had broken his leg, and my foot had only just healed.
“There was a lot of broken hearts and broken bones that led to that gig, but there was so much support from the people in that audience.”
Florence + The Machine play the following UK shows:
Thursday November 15: Leeds, First Direct Arena
Friday November 16: Birmingham, Genting Arena
Saturday November 17: Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
Wednesday November 21: London, The O2 Arena
Friday November 23: Manchester, Arena
Sunday November 25: Brighton, Centre
Monday November 26: Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena.
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