The band that would become Florence + the Machine started in 2006 when friends Florence Welch and Isabella Summers began writing and performing music together at clubs throughout London. Initially the two performed under the name Florence Robot/Isa Machine before becoming simply Florence + the Machine. The name stuck even after Summers stopped performing with the group for a period, with “The Machine” now referring to an eclectic, evolving group of musicians that would provide backing music for Welch's urgent, soaring vocal performances. The sound and style of Florence + the Machine has been described by Welch herself as being akin to a very overwhelming journey--like a sharp fall from a great height up--and touches on genres such as Soul, Indie Rock, Baroque Pop, Gothic Rock and Punk, and often all while channeling elements of the Experimental Art Rock aesthetic. While the studio recordings offer a tapestry of sounds ranging from simple bells to murky electronic abnormalities, the live concert usually consists of a 7-piece band featuring guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, harp, and piano, among other instruments. The band's 2009 debut album Lungs was a critical and commercial success, reaching #1 on the UK Album Charts and winning best album at the 2010 BRIT Awards. In May of 2008, Florence + the Machine toured Europe with the band MGMT, and also opened for U2 during their 2010 North American Tour. The band continues to tour regularly, drawing record crowds at the Glastonbury Festival and Australia's "Splendour in the Grass" music festival.
Florence And The Machine tour dates 2014 United Kingdom
Florence And The Machine does not currently have any concerts scheduled in United Kingdom in 2014. The last time Florence And The Machine played a show in United Kingdom was 2013, in London. Overall, Florence And The Machine have played a total of 75 gigs in the country. If you’re ready for a road trip, Florence And The Machine, currently has one gig booked in cities like Mountain View (United States).
Past Florence And The Machine gigs in United Kingdom
Florence And The Machine's latest news
Florence And The Machine latest news, rumours and lineup confirmations.
05 Aug 2014
The Warehouse Project to Heat Up Manchester in Autumn/Winter 2014 with Massive Line Up of DJ Sessions.
It’s been a summer full of festivals of all sorts, and it appears as though dance music is taking over the scene with new and bigger festivals of their own – as well as high-profile DJs and producers taking big slots in the line-up of the more “traditional” festivals.Well, much...
28 Aug 2013
Haim, the indie rock sisters Este, Danielle, and Alana from LA plus drummer Dash Hutton, are coming to the UK for a December tour behind debut album Days Are Gone.Although formed in 2006, Haim didn't start to achieve much fame until releasing their debut EP, Forever, which came out i...
14 Sep 2012
Headed by Florence Welch and Isabelle "Machine" Summers, Florence and the Machine received wide praise throughout the UK for combining rock sensibilities with soulful lyrics and mood.The back-up artists in the lineup include Robert Ackroyd, Christopher Lloyd Hayden, Tom Monger, Mark...
21 May 2012
Florence and the Machine will be joining The xx, New Order, Stevie Wonder and many more artists at this year´s Bestival, which boasts one of their finest line-ups in 9 years.Florence Welch and her mighty Machine will be headlining Friday night at the wildlife-themed festival, on the ...