- bang showbiz
- March 15, 2022
Florence + The Machine have announced three UK concerts for April, their first since 2019
Florence + The Machine have announced three intimate UK shows.
The Florence Welch-led indie band will preview new songs from their forthcoming album ‘Dance Fever’ at concerts in Newcastle, Blackburn and London next month.
The ‘Dog Days Are Over’ hitmakers will perform at O2 City Hall in Newcastle on April 15, King George’s Hall in Blackburn on April 16 and London’s Theater Royal on April 19.
Along with debuting new songs, concertgoers can expect fan favorites.
The band also announced that £1 from every ticket sold will go to the British non-profit organization Choose Love, which provides humanitarian aid to refugees.
Fans already got a taste of what to expect from the sequel to 2018’s ‘High as Hope’ with the trio of singles, ‘King’, ‘Heaven Is Here’ and ‘My Love’, released recently. .
For ‘Heaven Is Here’, Florence created choreography to accompany the song for the first time.
Writing on Instagram, the 35-year-old singer shared, “‘Heaven Is Here’ was the first song I wrote in lockdown after a long time without being able to get to the studio.
“I wanted to do something monstrous. And that clamor of joy and anger and sorrow was the first thing that came out.
“With the dance studios also closed, it was my dream to one day create choreography with it. So it was one of the first pieces of music I did specifically with contemporary dance in mind.
On ‘KING,’ the ‘You’ve Got The Love’ singer considered her gender for the first time and how men have it easier than women in music, especially when it comes to founding a family.
She said in a press release: “As an artist, I never really thought about my gender. I just got into it. I was as good as the men and just went there- low and I matched them every time.
But now, thinking about being a woman in my thirties and in the future, I suddenly feel this tearing apart of my identity and my desires. Being a performer, but also wanting to start a family might not be as easy for me as it is for my male counterparts.
“I had modeled myself almost exclusively on male artists, and for the first time I felt a wall come down between me and my idols as I have to make decisions they didn’t.”
Tickets will go on general sale on Thursday (17.03.22) at 9am GMT.