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Florence and the Machine Tickets
Florence and the Machine are an English indie rock band that is made up of singer/song writer Florence Welch and keyboardist Isabella Summers. The band has had other various members over the years including Robert Ackroyd on guitar, Tom Monger on harp, Christopher Lloyd Hayden on drums, and Mark Saunders on bass. The band released their debut album in 2009 and since then have grown increasingly popular around the world. Make sure to get your tickets for Florence and the Machine’s tour to see this spectacular group of musicians live!
Florence Welch was born on August 28, 1986 in Camberwell, England. She was raised in a family of accomplished artists and academics who always encouraged her to follow her passion for music. She attended Thomas’s London Day School and Alleyn’s School, South East London before studying at Camberwell College of Arts. Welch’s time in college did not last long before she eventually dropped out to focus on her music. In 2006, Welch took a leap of faith when she was drunk at a bar in London. She was at the Soho Revue Bar when she confronted Mairead Nash of the DJ duo Queens of Noize. Welch cornered her in the bathroom and sang her “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” by Etta James. Nash was so impressed that the Queens of Noize invited Welch back to open for their club night. Welch’s bold first impression turned to be extremely beneficial for the young artists’ career.
In 2007, Welch recorded a song with a band called Ashok entitled “Happy Slap” which was released on the bands’ album Plans. “Happy Slap” was later renamed “Kiss with a Fist” and was featured as the lead single on Florence and the Machine’s debut album, Lungs. Lungs dropped in the UK on July 6, 2009 and peaked at number one in the UK. Soon after it was released in the United States where it debuted at number 17 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart and eventually peaked at number 1. To date it has sold over 3 million copies worldwide and it also won the MasterCard British Album Award at the Brits in 2010. Additionally, many tracks from Lungs appeared in several American television shows including Grey’s Anatomy, So You Think You Can Dance, and Gossip Girl.
Welch and producer Paul Epworth began recordings for Florence and the Machine’s second album while the band was still on tour for Lungs in the U.S. The second studio album, Ceremonials, was released on October 31, 2011 reaching number 1 on UK Albums Chart and number 6 on the Billboard 200. It was the bands second consecutive number one album on the UK charts and first top ten album in the U.S. The lead single for Ceremonials was “Shake It Out” and has been the most successful track by Florence and the Machine to date. Following the release of Ceremonials, Florence and the Machine were nominated for two Brit Awards including Best British Female Artist and British Album of the Year. Later that year Florence and the Machine were nominated for two Grammy Awards: Best Pop Vocal Album for Ceremonials and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Shake It Out”. In August 2012, Welch said she was going to take some time off from music before starting to work on her third album.
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful and High As Hope
Florence and the Machine’s third studio album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, was released in June of 2015. The album became the band’s third number one on the UK Album Chart and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful also was nominated for five Grammy Awards. These nominations included "Ship to Wreck" for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, How Big, How Blue, How Beautifulfor Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Recording Package, and "What Kind of Man" for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. The same month the album was released, Florence and the Machine was announced to be the headline band for the Glastonbury Festival due to the fact the Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters broke his leg during a performance. Florence and the Machine put on a spectacular show and even performed a cover of “Times Like These” by the Foo Fighters.
On April 12, 2018 a single for the band’s fourth studio album was released. The single was called “Sky Full of Song” and was accompanied by a video. Another single for the new album was released on May 3, 2018 entitled “Hunger”. It was announced that same day that Florence and the Machine’s fourth album would be called High As Hope and would be released on June 29, 2018. The band announced that they will be going on tour this year to promote their new album. The tour will kick off on August 5 in Montreal, QC and will include performances at venues across North America. You do not want to miss out! Make sure to get your Florence and the Machine tickets today!