Florence + The Machine have shared a new live album recorded at their huge Madison Square Garden show in New York last month.
The gig took place on September 17 as part of a world tour behind Florence’s new album ‘Dance Fever’, and a 24-track live album of the performance has hit streaming services today (October 14).
In a statement, Florence Welch said: “For an album that was so much about performance, the possession of it, the love-hate relationship with life on the road. And the ensuing grief when I thought it may never happen again. To get out to perform these songs has been the most extraordinary experience. The connection with the audience and the catharsis is at a level I have never experienced before.
“Maybe it’s because we all missed it so much. But people are bringing so much of themselves to these shows, I wanted to have a memory of ‘Dance Fever’ live. As a testament to this time, and a full circle moment. For an album so much about the loss of live music. To have a recording of the return means so much to me.”
Listen to the whole thing below.
The North American leg of the ‘Dance Fever’ world tour will wrap up tonight (October 14) with a show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. From there, the tour will continue on to the UK and Europe in November, before heading to Australia and New Zealand in early 2023.
‘Dance Fever’, Florence + The Machine’s fifth studio album, was released in May 2022. It reached Number One on the UK album charts, marking the band’s fourth album to do so. In a four-star review, NME described the album as “packing an invigorated spirit into powerful, sneakily thrilling pop”.
See the band’s remaining tour dates below.
14 – Accor Arena, Paris
16 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
18 – The O2, London
19 – The O2, London
21 – BIC, Bournemouth
22 – AO Arena, Manchester
24 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
25 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
27 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow
28 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
30 – Arena, Dublin
4 – RAC Arena, Perth
8 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
13 – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
17 – Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
21 – Spark Arena, Auckland