Art-soul band Florence and the Machine have announced a brief run of headlining U.S. tour dates for this fall in support of their recently released third LP, How Big How Blue How Beautiful. The band will kick off the American jaunt October 11th in Austin, Texas and conclude October 27th in Seattle. Public ticket sales begin Friday, June 12th at 10 a.m. local time, but American Express Card Members can purchase advance tickets beginning Tuesday, June 9th at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, June 11th at 10 p.m. local time.
The band’s summer itinerary includes a worldwide tour, including spots at major festivals like Lollapalooza, Glastonbury and Bonnaroo. More details are available at the official Florence website. The Machine have been diligent in promoting How Beautiful, releasing a handful of music videos – including an emotional clip for ballad “St. Jude” – and performing two expansive singles, “Ship to Wreck” and “What Kind of Man,” last month on SNL.
Last month, frontwoman Florence Welch opened up to Rolling Stone about the tumultuous inspiration behind her new LP. In the four years since her last album, Ceremonials, the vocalist experienced a rough breakup and partied too much, but she used the new recording sessions as a way to straighten out her life. “I had quite a monkish existence,” she said. “I cycled to the studio, cycled home, read, ate, went to bed. It was like convalescing. But it really was magic.”
Florence and the Machine U.S. Fall Tour Dates
October 11 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
October 13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
October 14 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
October 16-17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
October 20 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
October 21-22 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
October 24 – Portland, OR @ Portland Memorial Coliseum
October 25 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
October 27 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena