Florence + The Machine have announced details of a trio of UK headlining shows for May before they play support to The Rolling Stones in London.
It was announced earlier this week that Florence Welch and company will support The Rolling Stones at London Stadium on 25 May. Other opening acts for the Stones’ UK tour include Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft.
Following the release of comeback single ‘Sky Full Of Song’, Florence + The Machine have now announced that they will play headlining shows in Halifax, Scunthorpe and London. Welch and co will perform at Halifax’s Victoria Theatre on 5 May, Scunthorpe’s Baths Hall on 6 May and London’s Royal Festival Hall on 8 May. Tickets re due to go on sale at 10 am on Friday, 27 April.
Florence + The Machine’s new track ‘Sky Full Of Song’ is their first since 2015 album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.
“This was a song that just fell out of the sky fully formed,” Florence Welch said of the track.
“Sometimes when you are performing you get so high, it’s hard to know how to come down. There is this feeling of being cracked open, rushing endlessly outwards and upwards, and wanting somebody to hold you still, bring you back to yourself. It’s an incredible, celestial, but somehow lonely feeling.”
The Record Store Day release of ‘Sky Full Of Song’ was backed by a recording of ‘New York Poem (For Polly)’, taken from Useless Magic: a collection of lyrics, artwork and poetry which will form Florence Welch’s first book, and offers a unique, personal insight into her creative process. Useless Magic will be released on 5 July via Fig Tree/Penguin.
Florence + The Machine play the following UK shows:
5 May: Halifax, Victoria Theatre
6 May: Scunthorpe, Baths Hall
8 May: London, Royal Festival Hall
25 May: London, London Stadium (supporting The Rolling Stones)
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