Florence + The Machine will kick off a 15-city US tour beginning in Santa Barbara in April with festival appearances at Coachella and New Orleans Jazz Festival also on tap.
What the tour will not include is a stop anywhere near me. Booooo! The 15 date trek actually lives out most of the middle of the country, focusing mainly on the coast although she does hit Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and St. Louis. St. Louis is only six hours from here. Hmmm...
Florence released her second LP Ceremonials to massive acclaim and strong sales and it made many "Best of 2011" lists (most notably ours, we say ever so humbly). It's a fabulous record and one I still can't get enough of. I had the chance to see and hear her live last summer supporting U2 on their 360 tour and was impressed with how she filled Vanderbilt Stadium with her sounds. Smaller venues will suit her better and that's what we have on this run of dates. Again, BOOOOOOOO! This is a soul crushing development and all I can do is hope more dates are announced but I'm not optimistic.
Tickets go onsale as early as this weekend, so be ready. The full list of dates is: