Florence and the Machine are back and have announced a UK and Ireland tour for November this year. After the release of two new singles, ‘Sky Full of Song’ and ‘Hunger’, and the eagerly anticipated fourth album ‘High as Hope ’due out on 29th June, the band have now released news of an eight date tour. Starting in Leeds and ending in Cardiff, the dates were sent out to fans this morning.

15th November – LEEDS, FIRST DIRECT ARENA

16th November – BIRMINGHAM, GENTING ARENA

17th November – GLASGOW, THE SSE HYDRO

19th November – DUBLIN, 3ARENA

21st November – LONDON, THE 02

23rd November – MANCHESTER, ARENA

25th November – BRIGHTON, CENTRE

26th November – CARDIFF, MOTORPOINT ARENA

If you pre-order ‘High as Hope’ from the official store before 4pm on May 29 you will receive presale access. General tickets go on sale at 10am on 1st June.

Florence and the Machine are also set to play at Radio 1’s Biggest Weekend on Sunday amongst artists like Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Taylor Swift.

In a recent interview with BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, lead singer Florence Welch spoke about avoiding alcohol to focus on new material for the album.

“It’s interesting because I think I never knew how to come down after a tour before, so I would just go on a massive bender”, she admitted. “And I wasn’t doing that, so I just went straight back in the studio”.

“My engineer was literally like, ‘what are you doing here, shouldn’t you have a holiday?’” she told Annie. “When I went back to make this one, it really felt like when I first started making music – just for fun.”

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