SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Following a gigantic 2015, which saw the release of their first U.S. No. 1 album, "How Big How Blue How Beautiful" (Republic Records), Florence + The Machine will embark on their "How Beautiful" tour of North America this spring. Dates include Brooklyn's Barclays Center June 14, Chicago's Hollywood Casino Amphitheater June 12, Boston's Xfinity Center June 7, Saint Paul's Xcel Energy Center June 2 and many more. The tour kicks off May 13 in Miami. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. local time through Friday, Jan. 15 at 10 p.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the public Saturday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. local time.
Florence + the Machine are nominated for five awards at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Ship to Wreck," Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance for "What Kind Of Man" and Best Pop Vocal Album for "How Big How Blue How Beautiful." "How Big How Blue How Beautiful" is also nominated for Best Recording Packaging.
Released to extensive critical acclaim and named to best of lists from Rolling Stone, NPR Music, SPIN, American Songwriter, Consequence of Sound and more, the album landed Welch bookings on "Saturday Night Live," "Good Morning America," "Ellen," "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert."
With three albums to her name, Florence continues to reach new heights- "How Big How Blue How Beautiful" reached No. 1 in the U.K. (her third No. 1 album in the country), Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Switzerland and Canada after reaching the top spot on iTunes charts in 24 countries worldwide. Download the album via iTunes here and stream it via Spotify here.
"How Big How Blue How Beautiful" was written and recorded over the course of 2014. Produced by Markus Dravs (Björk, Arcade Fire, Coldplay) with contributions from Kid Harpoon, Paul Epworth, John Hill and James Ford, the album follows Florence's globally acclaimed Lungs (2009) and Ceremonials (2011). Download the album HERE.
Grimes', opening for the Saint Paul show, fourth album "Art Angels" (4AD) had prime placement on basically every 2015 End of Year list, with No. 1 spots from NME, Stereogum, Gorilla Vs. Bear and others. Jon Pareles of the NY Times called the album "a solo tour de force," Stereogum said "In 2015, nothing sounded better," and Rolling Stone called it a "triumph." Time Magazine named "Flesh Without Blood" the No. 1 song of the year while iTunes named Art Angels the No. 1 Indie Album of 2015 and it finished out the year at No. 1 most added on CMJ Radio. In 2015 alone, she graced the covers of The FADER, Nylon, Dazed and Confused, NME, Flare and more.
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EVENT:Florence + The Machine with special guest Grimes
DATE:Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m.
FLOOR PLAN:End Stage
TICKETS:$30.50 / $40.50 / $50.50 / $80.50
ON SALE:Saturday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m.
DETAILS:Tickets are available at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by calling 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone using Ticketmaster TDD/TTY, call 800-359-2525. Certain fees may apply.