Florence and The Machine announce new album, tour

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Florence and The Machine have announced plans for a brand new album and subsequent tour. Led by frontwoman and creative force Florence Welch, the English indie rock favorites will cross the pond for a stateside tour that hits Boston’s Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on Wednesday, June 10. Tickets for the concert, which range in price from $39.50 to $65, 2ill go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation.

How Big How Blue How Beautiful, Florence and The Machine’s long awaited third studio effort and follow-up to 2011’s Ceremonials, will be released on June 2. Produced by Markus Dravs (Björk, Arcade Fire) with contributions from Paul Epworth, Kid Harpoon and John Hill, Welch wrote and recorded the album over the course of 2014.

“Markus has done a few Arcade Fire albums,” explained Welch in a press release, “and he’s done Björk’s Homogenic, which is a huge record for me. And I felt he had that balance of organic and electronic capabilities, managing those two worlds. And, you know, he’s good with big sounds. And I like big sounds. And he’s good with trumpets, and I knew I wanted a brass section on this record.”

“I wanted to make something that was big but that had a gentleness to it,” she added. “That had a warmth, that was rooted. I think that’s why we went back more to the live instruments. Something that was band-led almost.”

How Big How Blue How Beautiful‘s lead single “What Kind Of Man” is streaming below.

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