Florence + The Machine to play Auckland next year

Wednesday 11 July 2018

Florence + The Machine to play Auckland next year

Kiwi fans are in for a treat because indie-rock superstars Florence + The Machine are about to make their NZ comeback, hitting the Auckland's Spark Arena in January next year.

Before we get to see their awe-inspiring performance though, Florence + The Machine will first be playing their Australian tour which will kick off in Perth before heading to Adelaide, Melbourne, Geelong, Brisbane and Sydney.

After winding up their epic, sold out New Zealand tour in 2015, Florence Welch and her band are headed back to Kiwi soil to stun Kiwi audiences with another mesmerising show.

"Florence and the Machine's performance was a relentless buzz of energy, music and fun, which had the sold-out crowd screaming, singing and going nuts all night." - NZ Herald

Released globally last month was Florence + The Machine's latest single 'Big God', a track that is said to depict a raw and enchanting affair. This is the third single to be taken from their highly-anticipated fourth album 'High As Hope' which was freshly released last June 29th.

"If Welch's ethereal vocals made her sound like a goddess on previous tracks, she's a distinctly grounded one on 'Big God'—'Big God' is sparser, but gorgeously so." - Paste Magazine

'High As Hope' is as intimate as it is epic, venturing into a new sonic territory whilst reaching back to Florence's roots. This new album features stellar collaborations from the likes of Kamasi Washington, Sampha, Tobias Jesso Jr, Kelsey Lu and Jamie xx. Florence describes it as, "a pure expression of who I am now, as an artist, and an honest one."

In a span of more than a decade, Florence + The Machine has dazzled fans and critics alike across three celebrated studio albums: 'Lungs' (2009), 'Ceremonials' (2011) and 'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful' (2015). The success of their chart-topping music catalogue produced a slew of worldwide hits including, 'You've Got The Love', 'Dog Days Are Over', 'Shake It Out' and 'Spectrum (Say My Name)' among many others. Earlier this year, Florence + The Machine performed their chart-topping second single 'Hunger' on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'.

"Nothing can compare to Florence's voice, and nothing at all can compare to Florence's voice live." – Coup De Main

Don't miss Florence + The Machine's ecstatic live performance that'll surely leave us all in awe this 2019!