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.

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.


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

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.


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


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.


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

Florence and the Machine Perform “What Kind of Man” on ‘ Jools Holland’

Florence and the Machine frontwoman Florence Welch might have been dealt a crappy hand during the first weekend of Coachella when she broke her foot, but that’s not stopping her from putting all her energy into her newly toned down performances.

During Coachella weekend two, the songstress was confined to a stool and a few weeks later, it looks like the stool has become her partner for her live performances.

Last night, Welch and the rest of the band performed on British late night show, Later….with Jools Holland. Welch, who is known for her showmanship, sat on her trusty stool to sing “What Kind of Man.” We can only assume it took all of her energy to remain seated since you can clearly see her bouncing up and down, frantically, to the song.

Watch the performance on the show below.

According to Welch, her broken foot should be healed by the time the band are scheduled to perform at Glastonbury at the end of June. We’re sure she’ll be getting enough rest in the meantime because the band’s schedule seems to be light this Summer.

Their next gig is on May 9 where they will be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live and then after that, they will have a big break before heading to New York’s Randall’s Island for the Governors Ball.

“What Kind of Man” is the lead single to How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, due out June 2nd.

Listen to Florence and the Machine’s Record Store Day Contribution

While Florence and the Machine were getting ready for their second weekend at Coachella (poor Florence and her broken foot), fans of the band were heading out to independent record stores for Record Store Day where a special vinyl was released with a new track from their upcoming new album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.

Like with every Record Store Day, the record was limited so not everyone was fortunate to get it.

But fear not. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, someone has uploaded the song titled, “As Far As I Could Get,” onto Soundcloud.

Check out the song below.


“As Far As I Could Get” joins previously released songs What Kind of Man,” “St. Jude,” “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful,” “Third Eye,” and “Ship to Wreck” on the group’s upcoming third studio album due out on June 2.

Florence and the Machine Build a “Ship to Wreck” in New Song

I guess we can call today Welch Wednesday because another new Florence and the Machine song has been released.

It’s been weeks since we got the official music video for “St. Jude” and today Florence Welch and company have unveiled “Ship to Wreck,” the fifth song to be released from their upcoming album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.

Listen to the upbeat track below which has quickly become one of our favorites.

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful is scheduled to be released on June 2 through Republic Records and will feature previously released tracks “What Kind of Man,” “St. Jude,” “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful,” “Third Eye” (which came courtesy of a live show) and now, “Ship to Wreck.”

Florence and the Machine Debut New Songs Live

With the release of Florence and the Machine’s new album still a couple of months away, the group gave fans at a London gig a surprise; a taste of four new songs.

Two of the tracks, “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” and “What Kind of Man” already made their debut on the internet when the news hit that the group’s follow-up to 2011’s Ceremonials would be released this year.

During the London show, they introduced two other new songs titled “St. Jude” and “Third Eye.”

Watch all four fan-shot videos below.

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful will be released on June 2 through Republic Records

2015 Governors Ball Announce Daily Line-Ups


It was just last month that New York’s Governors Ball announced their line up for the 2015 edition of the yearly festival. Today, festival organizers gave festival goers (and potential goers) just what they were waiting for; the daily line-up.

Kicking off the festival on Friday June 5, the headliners will include: Florence + the Machine, Drake, My Morning Jacket, St. Vincent, Chromeo, and The Decemberists.

Entertaining guest throughout the day will be Death from Above 1979, Ratatat, Charli XCX, Vance Joy, and many more.

Headlining Saturday, June 6, will be Deadmau5, Bjork, Ryan Adams, Conor Oberst, and Flume while acts like Kiesza, Little Dragon, Atmosphere, and more will keep concert goers entertained throughout the Summer day.

Closing out the festival on Sunday, June 7, are The Black Keys, Lana Del Rey, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Hot Chip just to name a few.

Check out the full daily line-up schedule below and make your decision whether to splurge and buy three-day tickets or just go for that one day when your favorite performers is taking the stage,


Single day passes for the three-day festival will go on sale beginning this Friday, Feb. 20 on the festival’s website. Three-day and VIP passes are currently available for purchase while those who have an account with Citibank will be able to get their pre-sale tickets beginning today at noon.

The fifth annual Governors Ball will take place at its usual home of Randall’s Island Park in New York City.