Florence + the Machine Announce North American Tour; ‘Dance Fever’ Album Coming 5/13 (Preview)

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On May 13, dynamic rock/pop group Florence + the Machine will return with a new studio album, Dance Fever.

The record has been previewed in recent weeks with a handful of music videos, each of which finds front woman Florence Welch at her most expressive — and, with some especially slick choreography:

Dance Fever will be the fifth album from the band.

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“King” is another pre-release track:

Florence + the Machine have now added to the momentum by revealing a North American tour schedule, which will start in early September and wrap on Oct. 14 at a big show at the Hollywood Bowl.

The dates seen below include two intimate gigs in L.A. and New York City on April 29 and May 6, respectively:

April 29                                                Los Angeles Theatre                                  Los Angeles, CA
May 6                                        Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center                          New York, NY
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                                  Clarkson, MI†
September 12                                          Capital One Area                                 Washington, D.C.†
September 14                                               TD Garden                                               Boston, MA†
September 16                                     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
*with Arlo Parks
†with Sam Fender
‡with King Princess
§with Yves Tumor
**with Japanese Breakfast
††with Wet Leg

And a bit more about the album’s conception and history:

Dance Fever was recorded in London over the course of the pandemic in anticipation of the world’s reopening. It conjures up what Florence missed most in the midst of lockdown—clubs, dancing at festivals, being in the whirl of movement and togetherness—and the hope of reunions to come.

Just before the pandemic Florence had become fascinated by choreomania, a Renaissance phenomenon in which groups of people—sometimes thousands—danced wildly to the point of exhaustion, collapse and death. The imagery resonated with Florence, who had been touring nonstop for more than a decade, and in lockdown felt oddly prescient.

The image and concept of dance, and choreomania, remained central as Florence wove her own experiences of dance—a discipline she turned to in the early days of sobriety—with the folkloric elements of a moral panic from the Middle Ages. In recent times of torpor and confinement, dance offered propulsion, energy and a way of looking at music more choreographically.

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