Florence and the Machine will reportedly release new song for Record Store Day

Could new Florence and the Machine music be closer than we all originally anticipated? If fans are to believe what was posted on a Dutch Record Store Day website, then the answer is yes. Over the weekend, Stereogum reported that the United Kingdom-founded act will release their first new song in almost two years just in time for the annual music lovers’ holiday.

According to the article, which notes that the original posting was taken down, Florence and the Machine’s new song will be titled “Sky Full of Song.” The new song will come in the form of  a clear, 7-inch vinyl and will be available on April 21 (aka Record Store Day). Though no further information was given, it does come a month after Virgin Records CEO Ted Cockle confirmed that Florence Welch and company will release new music before the end of 2018.

“We are looking forward to great new music from Florence + the Machine, Blossoms, CHVRCHES, James Bay and Shawn Mendes,” Cockle said in his interview with Virgin boss, Richard Branson.

“Sky Full of Song” will be Welch and company’s first new song in almost two years. Back in 2016, they contributed a total of three songs to Songs from Final Fantasy XV. The provided tracks included two original songs (“Too Much is Never Enough” and “I Will Be”) and a cover of Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me.”

While they did provide two new songs to the soundtrack, Florence and the Machine’s last studio album was 2015’s How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.

Florence and the Machine to reportedly release new album in 2018

Should fans be expecting a new Florence and the Machine album soon? If all the evidence presented by Binaural turns out to be true, which let’s be honest all fans want it to be, then the answer is definitely. On Friday (Feb. 9) Binaural, a Spanish music blog, posted an interview with Virgin Records CEO Ted Cockle in which he all but confirmed the upcoming release.

In the interview, Cockle is asked by Virgin boss, Richard Branson, about which musician’s release he is the most excited about.

“We are looking forward to great new music from Florence + the Machine, Blossoms, CHVRCHES, James Bay and Shawn Mendes,” Cockle reveals to Branson in the interview

But if Cockle’s answer to Branson’s question isn’t enough to get you ready to put some flowers in your hair and dance around to the “Dog Days are Over” or “Shake it Out,” then maybe some proof from a frequent Florence and the Machine collaborator may help. As also pointed out by Binaural, a biography page for composer-producer Sally Herbert was updated recently to include her latest project; working on the string arrangement for the group’s upcoming album. Herbert previously worked with the United Kingdom-founded act on their last studio album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.

While the group hasn’t released any new music in almost three years, they do have two shows lined up for later this year; the Orange Warsaw Festival in Warsaw, Poland and Melt! Festival in Ferropolis, Germany.

As for Welch, the songstress has been keeping herself occupied with other things aside from the band. In October of 2017, she hosted a radio documentary celebrating the 40th anniversary of David Bowie’s highly influential album, Heroes. As if hosting a show in honor of one of the biggest musical influences ever wasn’t enough, Welch will also be releasing her first book, Useless Magic, on the summer.

The yet-to-be-confirmed album will be the follow-up to the group’s 2015 release, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.

Bunbury Music Festival Announces 2016 Lineup

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Music festival season has officially begun. In the past couple of months, we have unveiled several music festivals’ lineup and now, we’ve added another one to the list. On Thursday (Feb. 25), Ohio’s Bunbury Music Festival announced its 2016 lineup. Artists heading to Cincinnati this June will include: The Killers, Florence and the Machine, Tom Petty’s Mudcrutch, Tears for Fears, HAIM, Grimes, Ice Cube, Big Grams (Big Boi and Phantogram), Umphrey’s McGee, The Dear Hunter, The Mowgli’s, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Diarrhea Planet, and many more. The official flyer for the music festival, which includes all the artists for this year’s festivities, can be seen below.

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The Bunbury Music Festival will return to Cincinnati for its fifth incarnation during the weekend of June 3-5 along the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati. General admission and VIP passes are now on sale on the festival’s website.

Florence and the Machine Announce “How Beautiful” World Tour

Been waiting patiently for Florence and the Machine to announce a full tour? Well, the time has finally arrived. On Monday (Jan. 11), the English group unveiled that they will be hitting the road this year for a world tour. The trek will be name “The How Beautiful Tour” and finds the group visiting several countries in a four-month span. The trek will officially kick off on March 10 at the Festival Estereo Picnic in Bogota, Colombia and wrap up on July 3 at the Rock Werchter Festival in Werchter, Belgium.

During those four months, the band will make a month-long stop in North America. The North American portion of the tour will begin on May 13 at the American Airlines Arena in our hometown of Miami. After a little more than a month, the North American leg will wrap up on June 17 with Florence and the Machine performing at the annual Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE. For seven of the 17 tour stops, Grimes will act as the opening act for the group while for six of those other dates, Of Monsters and Men will open up for Florence and company.

Check out the complete list of upcoming tour dates below.

FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE ‘HOW BEAUTIFUL’ TOUR DATES:

03/10 – Bogota, CO @ Festival Estereo Picnic
03/12 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brazil
03/17 – Asuncion, PY @ Asuncionico
03/18 – Buenos Aires, AR @Lollapalooza Argentina
03/19 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile
04/12 – Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle
04/13 – Bologna, IT @ Unipol Arena
04/14 – Torino, IT @ Pala Alpitour
04/16 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau Sant Jordi
04/17 – Madrid, ES @ Palacio Vistalegre
05/13 – Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
05/14 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
05/17 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *
05/18 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center *
05/19 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater *
05/20 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
05/24 – Kansas City, KS – KRBZ Cricket Wireless *
05/26 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center *
06/02 – Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center *
06/04 – Cleveland, PA – Blossom Music Center ^
06/07 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center ^
06/08 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre ^
06/10 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre ^
06/11 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre ^
06/12 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre ^
06/14 – New York, NY – Barclays Center *
06/17 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
06/21 – Zagreb, HR @ inMusic Festival
07/02 – London, UK @ BST Hyde Park
07/03 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter

* = w/ Grimes
^ = w/ Of Monsters and Men

Florence and the Machine’s tour comes hot on the heels of their massive 2015. The group released their new album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful in May of 2015 and toured extensively behind its release. Much like Florence and the Machine, Grimes released her highly anticipated new album, Art Angels back in November which was met with a lot of praises. As for Of Monsters and Men, their most recent record was 2014’s Beneath the Skin.

Firefly Music Festival Unveil 2016 Lineup

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Fall is currently underway and while it feels like the dog days of summer are now behind us, it looks like the people behind certain music festivals haven’t gotten the memo. Earlier this week, Hangout Music Festival announced their multi-genre lineup for the 2016 season and now, Firefly Music Festival is following in their steps and unveiling their own list of performers. On Wednesday morning (Nov. 18), the Delaware-based festival revealed its lineup which will include Kings of Leon, the newly revamped Blink-182, and M83’s first performance in two years.

Also heading up to Delaware for the three-day summer music festival will be Mumford and Sons, Florence and the Machine, CHVRCHES, Disclosure, Death Cab For Cutie, Earth Wind & Fire, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Atlas Genius, Robert DeLong, Flogging Molly, St. Lucia, The Struts, and many more.

Check out the poster with the complete list of artists below.

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The fifth annual Firefly Music Festival is scheduled to take place during the weekend of June 16 -19 at the Woodlands in Dover, Delaware. General admission tickets as well as VIP tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, Nov. 20. For those who want to pay the lowest price for tickets, be sure to get them before Dec. 31 because after that, the early bird price will increase. For more information, head on over to the festival’s website.

Florence and the Machine Get Creepy in “Delilah”

Is this how Florence and the Machine celebrate Halloween?

Crazy happening in a seedy motel.

A crazy demon sitting on frontwoman Florence Welch’s chest.

A maybe orgy in a bedroom.

Some sleep-paralysis.

Some seriously cool choreography.

Are we sure that this isn’t a Ryan Murphy production?

Check out Florence and the Machine’s six-minute music video for their latest single, “Delilah.”

“Delilah” joins “Saint Jude,” “What Kind of Man,” and “Ship to Wreck” on the group’s recently released album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.

In support of the new album, Florence and the Machine headed out on a Summer tour. Tonight, the group begins their two-day residency at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA. The final dates for their United States tour can be seen below.

FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE UNITED STATES TOUR DATES

10/21-22 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
10/24 – Portland, OR @ Portland Memorial Coliseum
10/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
10/27 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena

Watch Florence and the Machine Battle Rain at Lollapalooza

We all know that Florence and the Machine can put on a heck of a show, because how else does your singer break a foot and almost gets super glued to a stool so that she doesn’t move? But what happens when a storm decides to make an unwelcome appearance at their outdoor show? Nothing, but a lot of energy and a little bit (or a lot) of rain.

That’s apparently what happened this past weekend when the band were in the middle of their set at this year’s Lollapalooza. For those who were not tuned into the live stream (or were there, of course) of the English band’s set, there are a couple of videos shot by audience members at the rained out show.

Florence and the Machine’s appearance at Lollapalooza is just the beginning of the group’s trek across North America. Beginning on Oct. 11, the band will headline a short tour across the continent including stops in Austin, TX, San Diego, CA, Los Angeles, and Vancouver, BC. Full tour dates can be seen here.

Florence and the Machine Cover the Foo Fighters at Glastonbury

We all know the story of how the Foo Fighters had to cancel all their European tour dates due to a massive injury frontman Dave Grohl sustained during the group’s show in Sweden a few weeks ago.

One of those cancellations was their gig at the Glastonbury Festival in London.

Florence and the Machine quickly swooped in to volunteer to take over for the band during their now vacant headlining slot on Friday’s (June 26) line-up. We have our own theory that it’s because frontwoman Florence Welch knows what it’s like to have to cancel shows due to a serious injury; the singer busted her foot earlier this year at Coachella and was stuck sitting on a stool during her performance until recently.

Turns out, the band decided to pay tribute to their predecessor by performing their own version of “Times Like These.”

Welch began by telling the audience, “We’d like to dedicate this next song to the legend and all around incredible human being Dave Grohl. He was so incredibly kind and supportive to us when we were first starting out, and we were so sad to hear he broke his leg.”

Check out the video below

Florence and the Machine are currently in the middle of their Summer festival tour which has them playing several music festivals across the world. After that, they will pack their bags in the Fall and come to the United States for a U.S. tour in support of How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.

As for the Foo Fighters, there has been no update on whether they will be canceling any of their U.S. tour dates which is slated to begin next Saturday, July 4.

Florence and the Machine Announce New U.S. Tour Dates

Florence and the Machine will be following up the “dog days” of festival touring this Summer with some nice, refreshing, cool dates in the Fall.

The group, who released their new album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful earlier this week, have announced an extended list of tour dates that have them visiting several United States’ cities such as Portland, Seattle, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and more.

The newly unveiled trek will begin on Oct. 11 at Austin’s annual Austin City Limits Music Festival and wrap up a couple of weeks later on Oct. 27 at Seattle’s Key Arena.

Before the songstress and the rest of her group can make it to their own tour dates, they will be performing at a slew of festivals across the world including Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music Festival, The United Kingdom’s Glastonbury Music Festival, Chicago’s Lollapalooza, and several more.

The complete list of Florence and the Machine tour dates can be seen below.

FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE SUMMER TOUR DATES: 

06/05 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
06/09 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
06/10 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
06/14 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/19-21 – Scheeßel and Neuhausen ob Eck, DE @ Hurricane and Southside Festivals
06/24-28 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Music Festival
06/25-28 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
06/27-07/04 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/05 – Lyon, FR @ Théâtre romain de Fourvière
07/16-19 – Benicàssim, ES @ Primavera Sound
07/18 – Lisbon, PT @ Super Bock Super Rock
07/31-08/01 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
08/02 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/03 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
08/10-17 – Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival
08/11-15 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
08/13-15 – Göteborg, Sweden @ Way Out West
08/14-16 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
09/04-06 – Stradbally, IE @ Electric Picnic

UNITED STATES TOUR DATES:

10/11 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
10/14 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
10/16-17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
10/20 – Santa Barbera, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
10/21-22 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
10/24 – Portland, OR @ Portland Memorial Coliseum
10/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
10/27 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena

Stream Florence and the Machine’s New Album

After months of waiting and several songs hitting the web, Florence + the Machine’s new album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful is finally available to stream.

It also kind of helps that the record was released today, but for those not able to get to their copy at the moment, you can stream the full record below which features previously released tracks “What Kind of Man,” “St. Jude,” “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful,” “Third Eye,” “Ship to Wreck,” and “As Far As I Could Get.”

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful is the long-awaited follow-up to 2011’s Ceremonials.

Don’t forget, Florence + the Machine will be hitting the road this Spring/Summer for several tour stops which include a lot of music festivals. Check out the complete tour schedule below.

We hope that frontwoman Florence Welch’s foot is a lot better so she can dance around the stage like she’s known to do.

FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE 2015 TOUR DATES:

06/05 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
06/09 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
06/10 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
06/14 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/19-21 – Scheeßel and Neuhausen ob Eck, DE @ Hurricane and Southside Festivals
06/24-28 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Music Festival
06/25-28 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
06/27-07/04 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/05 – Lyon, FR @ Théâtre romain de Fourvière
07/16-19 – Benicàssim, ES @ Primavera Sound
07/18 – Lisbon, PT @ Super Bock Super Rock
07/31-08/01 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
08/02 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/03 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
08/10-17 – Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival
08/11-15 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
08/13-15 – Göteborg, Sweden @ Way Out West
08/14-16 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
09/04-06 – Stradbally, IE @ Electric Picnic