Florence and The Machine are back with their highly anticipated fourth album High is Hope. Their last release came in 2016 with How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, so their eager fan base should be ecstatic at the news of Flo bringing her live performance to Brighton once again! With five-star reviews from The Times, The Telegraph, and The Evening Standard, the album has been in the works for nearly three years. Speaking to Variety Magazine earlier this year she said “there’s a lot of love in this record, loneliness too, but a lot of love. It’s always a work in progress and I definitely don’t have everything figured out but this feels like quite a pure expression of who I am now, as an artist, and an honest one. I’m just more comfortable with who I am.” The album will be released on June 29th through Virgin EMI label and has been officially launched with new single ‘Hunger’.
The new album ventures into territories unknown whilst still clinging to its roots. It seems many moons ago that ‘Dog Days Are Over’ came out. The well-established artist has seemingly moved on from the playful, almost punky nature in her first releases into a more developed and wild sound. In addition to the announcement of their tour, Florence + The Machine opened for The Rolling Stones at the London Stadium last night. All in a days work!
The tour will travel to Leeds, Birmingham, Glasgow, Dublin, London, Manchester and Cardiff between the 15th to 26th November. Brighton fans will get a chance to see her on her second to last performance on the 25th November at the Brighton Centre. The Telegraph said the album was “a euphoric return by a singular talent” and the Evening Standard said she was a “towering performer” who “twists back with power and poetry.
Tickets will be available on 30th May at 10 AM as a pre-sale opportunity and general release will be June 1st at 10 AM. If you would like more info head to her website for updates and the chance to buy some exclusive merch.