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Florence + the Machine Makes First Ever #1 Debut With How Big How Blue How Beautiful,
Tops Charts Worldwide
Reaches #1 in US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Switzerland, and Canada
Seven years to the day from the release of their debut single, Florence + the Machine make their first ever #1 debut on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 with How Big How Blue How Beautiful, selling 137,044 albums in its first week. With three albums in seven years to their name, the band continues to reach new heights—How Big How Blue How Beautiful is currently #1 in the U.K., the band’s third #1 album in the country, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Switzerland and Canada after reaching the top spot on iTunes charts in 24 countries worldwide last week.
How Big How Blue How Beautiful is a collection of songs, written and recorded over the course of 2014. Produced by Markus Dravs (Björk, Arcade Fire, Coldplay) with contributions from Paul Epworth, Kid Harpoon, and John Hill, the third album by Florence + the Machine is live-sounding, tune-rich, unhinged in all the right places and powerful in all the best ways. In voice and, ultimately, outlook Florence has never sounded better. Download the album HERE.
Florence + The Machine – “What Kind Of Man” off of How Big How Blue How Beautiful
The band will play select U.S. headline dates this fall, with stops including two nights at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl, a further two nights at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre and an appearance at Seattle’s Key Arena. American Express Card Members and fans who buy the album on the official store can purchase tickets before the general public through Thursday, June 11 at 10 p.m. local time. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. local time Friday, June 12*.
The dates will follow the band’s worldwide summer tour, headlining many festivals including Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Austin City Limits, Bestival, Splendour in the Grass, Southside, and Hurricane and making appearances at Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, Roskilde and many more with their own headline dates including D.C.’s Merriweather Post Pavilion and Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE LIVE
Jun 12 Toronto, Canada@ Bestival Toronto
Jun 14 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
Jun 19 Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany @ Southside Festival 2015
Jun 21 Scheessel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival
Jun 25 Werchter, Belgium @ Festivalpark Werchter
Jun 26 Pilton, United Kingdom @ Glastonbury 2015
Jul 02 Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde
Jul 04 Caen, France @ Festival Beauregard
Jul 05 Lyon, France @ Nuits de Fourviere
Jul 16 Valencia, Spain @ Benicassim
Jul 18 Lisbon, Portugal @ Super Bock Super Rock
Jul 22 Saint Kilda, Australia @ Palais Theatre
Jul 23 Sydney, Australia @ State Theatre, Sydney
Jul 25 Byron Bay, Australia @ Splendour in the Grass
Jul 31 31st Aug-2nd Montreal, Canada @ Osheaga
Aug 03 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug 11 Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget Festival
Aug 13 Oslo, Norway@ Oya Festival
Aug 14 Gothenburg, Sweden @ Way Out West
Aug 16 Helsinki, Finland @ Flow Festival
Sep 04 Laois, Ireland @ Electric Picnic Co.
Sep 09 Belfast, United Kingdom @ Odyssey Arena
Sep 10 Dublin, Ireland @ 3Arena
Sep 12 Sheffield, United Kingdom @ Motorpoint Arena
Sep 14 Glasgow, United Kingdom @ SSE Hydro
Sep 15 Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom @ Metro Radio Arena
Sep 17 Nottingham, United Kingdom @ Capital FM Arena
Sep 18 Manchester, United Kingdom @ Arena
Sep 19 Birmingham, United Kingdom @ Genting Arena
Sep 21 London, United Kingdom @ Alexandra Palace
Sep 22 London, United Kingdom @ Alexandra Palace
Sep 24 London, United Kingdom @ Alexandra Palace
Sep 25 London, United Kingdom @ Alexandra Palace
Oct 9th-11th 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
Additional Tour & Ticket Information HERE
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