FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
ANNOUNCE BIGGEST EVER AUSTRALIAN SHOWS NEXT JANUARY
– NEW ALBUM HIGH AS HOPE RELEASED FRIDAY JUNE 29 –
– BILLIE EILISH ANNOUNCED AS SPECIAL GUEST AT SYDNEY, ADELAIDE & GEELONG SHOWS –
Florence + The Machine will return to Australia next January for a string of national headline dates. On her sixth tour of Australia, the vocal powerhouse will take in capital cities across the country, including a special one-off open-air concert at The Domain in Sydney on Saturday January 26th. See full tour dates below.
For the first time since their epic sold out November 2015 tour, which featured four back to back Sydney Opera House Forecourt performances, Florence Welch and her band return to unleash their mesmerising live show on Australian audiences. “Florence is not one to be tame, nor is her band one to shy away from eccentric production and excessive grandeur”, the Sydney Morning Herald announced of their most recent Australian shows, while The Music declared, “her presence on stage was nothing short of captivating and if her flowing red hair and bare feet didn’t give her the persona of a goddess, her angelic voice did”.
Released globally earlier this week, Florence + The Machine’s latest offering, ‘Big God’, is a raw and enchanting affair, and is the third single to be taken from their highly-anticipated fourth album, High As Hope, out next Friday June 29th. As Paste Magazine notes, “if Welch’s ethereal vocals made her sound like a goddess on previous tracks, she’s a distinctly grounded one on ‘Big God’ – ‘Big God’ is sparser, but gorgeously so.” Earlier this year, Florence + The Machine performed their brooding second single ‘Hunger’ on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
High As Hope is as intimate as it is epic, venturing into new sonic territory whilst reaching back to Florence’s roots. The new album will feature collaborations from the likes of Kamasi Washington, Sampha, Tobias Jesso Jr, Kelsey Lu and Jamie xx, and as Florence describes it, “is a pure expression of who I am now, as an artist, and an honest one.”
The UK artist has dazzled fans and critics alike across three celebrated studio albums; Lungs (2009), Ceremonials (2011) and How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (2015), which produced a slew of worldwide hits including, ‘You’ve Got The Love’, ‘Dog Days Are Over’, ‘Shake It Out’ and ‘Spectrum (Say My Name)’ among many others.
In a huge coup, it can also be announced that breakout 16-year-old sensation Billie Eilish will join Florence + The Machine on their Sydney, Adelaide and Geelong dates. Earlier this year, Eilish played her latest Australian shows, thrilling fans at St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival and two sold-out headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Her current single, ‘lovely’ (with budding superstar Khalid) is an emotional pop affair, and has already gone Gold in Australia while racking up more than 97 million streams.
Supporting Florence + The Machine on their Australian dates is New Zealand indie-troubadour, Marlon Williams. Williams has just completed a sold-out world tour for his sophomore album, Make Way For Love, which included major US television appearances on CONAN and Last Call With Carson Daly, plus recent touring with the likes of Bruce Springsteen and City & Colour.
Don’t miss out when Florence + The Machine return in January to play fan favourites and debut songs from High As Hope in Australia for the very first time.
HIGH AS HOPE | RELEASED NEXT FRIDAY JUNE 29 (UNIVERSAL MUSIC)
& Marlon Williams (All Australian Dates)
Brought to you by Laneway Presents & Chugg Entertainment
Saturday 12th January – Perth Arena (All Ages)
Wednesday 16th January – Botanic Park (All Ages)
Friday 18th January – Sidney Myer Music Bowl (All Ages)
Saturday 19th January – Mt Duneed Estate – A Day On The Green (All Ages)
Tuesday 22nd January – Riverstage (All Ages)
Saturday 26th January – The Domain (All Ages)
Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Wednesday 30th January – Spark Arena (All Ages)
^ With Marlon Williams