Florence + The Machine announce UK and Ireland tour for September

Welch and co recently topped the UK charts with third album 'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful'

Florence And The Machine have scheduled a tour of UK and Ireland for later this year.

Having recently released third album ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’, topping the UK Albums Chart in the process, singer Florence Welch and co will now play gigs in Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow, Newcastle, Nottingham, Manchester and Birmingham. The live stint will conclude with four dates at London’s Alexandra Palace.

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Tickets for the tour go on sake Friday (June 12) at 9am. See the dates in full below.

Florence + The Machine play:

Belfast Odyssey (September 9)
Dublin 3 Arena (10)
Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (12)
Glasgow SSE Hydro (14)
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (15)
Nottingham Capital Arena (17)
Manchester Arena (18)
Birmingham Genting Arena (19)
London Alexandra Palace (21, 22, 24, 25)

‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ follows 2009 debut ‘Lungs’ and 2011 follow-up ‘Ceremonials’. Produced by Markus Dravs (Bj√∂rk, Arcade Fire, Coldplay), the album also includes contributions from Paul Epworth, Kid Harpoon and John Hill.

Speaking to NME in this week’s issue, Florence Welch revealed that she almost wrote a concept album about the LA witchcraft scene. Elsewhere in the interview, Welch says that “it would be wonderful to headline Glastonbury” but is nonetheless happy with her slot behind the Foo Fighters this year.

READ MORE: NME album review of ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’

The ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ tracklisting is as follows:

‘Ship To Wreck’
‘What Kind Of Man’
‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’
‘Queen Of Peace’
‘Various Storms & Saints’
‘Long & Lost’
‘Third Eye’
‘St Jude’