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News October 27, 2015

Florence & The Machine announce one-off show in Sydney

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Florence & The Machine announce one-off show in Sydney

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Florence + The Machine will be heading to Australia in July to perform sold out shows in Melbourne (Palais Theatre) and Sydney (State Theatre) as well as appearing as Saturday night’s headliner at this year’s Splendour In The Grass. To celebrate the release of third album “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful”, there will now be another very exclusive fan event taking place at a secret location in Sydney on Friday 24th July.

Fans will need to stay tuned to Channel [V], KIIS 1065 Sydney or KIIS 101.1 Melbourne or Spotify in order to win the opportunity to attend.

“How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful”, debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album chart on release and has already reached gold accreditation one month later. Welch, previously took out the top spot with her critically acclaimed second album ‘Ceremonials’. For Florence Welch, the success of her first two Florence + the Machine albums Lungs (2009 – Album of the year, Brit Awards 2010) and Ceremonials (2011) meant five years of back-to-back recording, promoting and touring. Lungs ran straight into the making, promoting and touring of the Grammy-nominated Ceremonials,an album written while on the road and recorded straight after coming off tour. The shows were getting bigger, the hair redder, the success wider and wilder.

After giving seven years to her music, some elements of real life had been left by the wayside. Coming back from tour and moving out of her mother’s Camberwell home, Florence re-engaged with normal life.

“It was sort of a crash landing” Florence freely admits, “I guess although I’ve always dealt in fantasy and metaphor when I came to writing, that meant the songs this time were dealing much more in reality’ and the new Florence, and her songs, started to swim into focus.

The result is How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, 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.

Current single Ship To Wreck was written with Kid Harpoon, the London-based songwriter/producer with whom she’d written Ceremonials’ Grammy-nominated Shake It Out, during a month-long creative furlough in Los Angeles that also yielded first single What Kind Of Man: a full-force ear-pinning anthem of uplifting defiance.

TOUR DATES

22 July Melbourne, Palais Theatre

23 July Sydney, State Theatre

24 July Secret Sydney Show

25 July Splendour In The Grass

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