Florence and the Machine map stateside tour

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Florence and the Machine have released dates for a stateside tour this spring in support of their latest album, Ceremonials. Making their lone stop in New England, Florence Welch and company will perform at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on Friday, May 11. Tickets for the concert are now on sale through Ticketmaster for $49.50. Blood Orange, led by Welch’s longtime friend Dev Hynes, will open the show.

Released in October, Ceremonials debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 and at #1 on Billboard’s Rock and Alternative Albums charts. It also reached #1 in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia. The band’s sophomore effort features singles “Shake It Out” and “No Light, No Light”. For more on the album, check out the video below.

Welch has promised to avoid a huge stage show in its supporting tour, allowing the songs to stand on their own. “In a way, it’s not going to be a big production; we’ve done a lot of quite extravagant stuff, and that’s been amazing, but for this tour, it’s definitely going to be about showcasing the music,” she said in a recent interview with MTV News. “The songs are going to be the most important thing. It will be heavily based on the music… no bells and whistles just yet, we’re going to try and keep it quite pure.”

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