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.


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.

Coachella 2016 Lineup Unveiled


It’s official, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has unveiled its lineup for 2016. After what felt like weeks of rumors, festival organizers finally confirmed that Guns ‘N’ Roses will in fact be one of the headliners for the spring festival. Last week, the rumors of GNR’s role at the upcoming festival hit an all time high when sources confirmed to Billboard that not only were GNR planning a return with a massive stadium tour, but they would be headlining Coachella.

On Monday evening (Jan. 4), Coachella organizers posted the complete lineup for the two weekend-long festival. In addition to GNR’s reunion, LCD Soundsystem has also been confirmed as a headliner. Talk of LCD Soundsystem’s involvement, much like Guns ‘N’ Roses’, began as numerous rumors on the internet before it became official. Now, after a five-year hiatus, the James Murphy-led group will be returning to the stage. But, Guns ‘N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem aren’t the only ones making a return at the show.

Coachella 2016 will mark the first time in two years that French electo-act M83 will perform live on a stage while pop star Sia’s  appearance at the music festival will mark the first time in five years that she has performed on a live stage in the United States. Other acts slated to perform at Coachella include: Disclosure, CHVRCHES, Hasley, Grimes, Silversun Pickups, The 1975, Rancid, The Front Bottoms, Of Monsters and Men, Purity Ring, Robert DeLong, Zella Day, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Matt and Kim, Cold War Kids, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, and many more. Check out the official poster below.

Coachella 2016 will once again return to the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, CA. The festival will take place during the course two weekends in April; April 15-17 and April 22-24. Festival passes will go on sale beginning this Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 11 a.m., PST. According to Coachella’s official website, general admission passes for the first weekend are already sold out, following their early bird sale last summer. But there’s good news, weekend two general admission passes are available for $399 plus fees. for more information, head on over to Coachella’s website here.

Lollapalooza 2015 Complete Line-Up Revealed

While most of the music festivals that will be coming our way this Summer have already announced their line-up, Lollapalooza was waiting until the time was right to unveil their own line-up.

This morning, the Chicago-based event revealed their complete line-up. The 2015 incarnation of the annual festival will include Florence + The Machine and Paul McCartney as headliners. Funny enough, Florence and McCartney have both become music festival staples this year.

Metallica, Sam Smith, Of Monsters and Men, Twenty One Pilots, Brand New, Walk The Moon, and many more will also be joining the newly announced list.

Check out the complete list of performers below which instead of being a boring poster, Lollapalooza decided to turn it into a gif. Welcome to the 21st century.

Lollapalooza will return to Chicago’s Grant Park during the weekend of July 31-August 2.

Three-day general admission passes are long gone, but the festival organizers did advise that single day passes will go on sale beginning on today at 10 a.m. CT, so get on it quickly if you plan on attending this year’s event.