Hear Florence + the Machine Cover Iggy & the Stooges’ “Search and Destroy”; ‘Dance Fever’ Deluxe Out Now


Adrian GarroCategories:Latest News

Rock Cellar Magazine

This past Friday, May 13, Florence + the Machine returned with a powerful new album, Dance Fever.

It has already been followed with a Deluxe Edition, which Welch shared to digital platforms this week with some additional tracks — among them a cover of the classic anthem “Search and Destroy,” originally by Iggy Pop & his band the Stooges, covered here with a rhythmic, acoustic stomp, led as always by Florence Welch’s soaring voice:

The other new tracks on the Deluxe Edition include four acoustic versions of songs from Dance Fever: “Cassandra,” “Free,” “Morning Elvis,” and “My Love.”

Dance Fever was largely composed during the pandemic, but despite those circumstances, it’s a record of hopefulness and inspiration, a shot of positivity and uplift conceived during a time in which so many of us felt anything but jubilant, songs of swelling emotions that targeted the eventual return of the joyful side of human experience.

A news release sums up the project’s scope in more detail:

“The image and concept of choreomania—a Renaissance phenomenon in which groups of people danced wildly to the point of exhaustion, collapse and death—became a focal point of inspiration. Forced off the road for the first time in more than a decade, dance offered Florence propulsion, energy and a way of looking at music more choreographically.”

Here’s the album’s opening track, “King,” as performed on The Tonight Show:

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Give the Deluxe Edition a spin below.

Florence + the Machine tour dates for the rest of the year:

September 2                                Place Bell                              Montreal, QC*
September 3                           Budweiser Stage                          Toronto, ON*
September 7      Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island       Chicago, IL†
September 8                         Xcel Energy Center                       St. Paul, MN†
September 10                  Pine Knob Music Theatre                  Clarkston, MI†
September 12                        Capital One Area                 Washington, D.C.†
September 14                             TD Garden                               Boston, MA†
September 16                   Madison Square Garden                 New York, NY†
September 17                   Madison Square Garden                   New York, NY
September 20                     Ascend Amphitheater                    Nashville, TN‡
September 21                 Ameris Bank Amphitheatre               Alpharetta, GA‡
September 23                          Amway Center                            Orlando, FL‡
September 24                             FTX Arena                                  Miami, FL‡
September 27                           Moody Center                               Austin, TX§
September 28          The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory               Irving, TX§
October 1                                    Ball Arena                                 Denver, CO
October 4                                 Rogers Arena                       Vancouver, BC**
October 6                           Climate Pledge Arena                     Seattle, WA††
October 7                            Theater of the Clouds                    Portland, OR**
October 9                          Shoreline Amphitheatre        Mountain View, CA††
October 12           Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre  San Diego, CA††
October 14                              Hollywood Bowl                      Los Angeles, CA
October 15                              Hollywood Bowl                      Los Angeles, CA
*with Arlo Parks
†with Sam Fender
‡with King Princess
§with Yves Tumor
**with Japanese Breakfast
††with Wet Leg



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