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florence + the machine announce new tour
June 25, 2009, 7:00 am
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sotw_florenceandthemachineExtra London date added

Tickets for Florence + The Machine’s newly announced UK tour in September go on sale today from 9am through all the usual websites. The nine-date trek kicks off in Bristol on September 17th and comes to a no doubt riotous close on the 28th in London (full dates below). As you’re probably already aware, the BBC Sound of 2009 top five finalists, fronted by charged-up eccentric Florence Welch, release their debut album Lungs on July 6th, with production from Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford (Peaches, Arctic Monkeys), Paul Epworth (Bloc Party, Maxïmo Park) and Steve Mackay (MIA, Pulp). Some retailers are offering a bonus disc version with three previously unreleased tracks (‘Bird Song’, ‘Falling’ and ‘Hardest Of Hearts’), two demos (‘Dog Days Are Over’, ‘I’m Not Calling You A Liar’) and an alternative version of album track ‘Girl With One Eye’.

Speaking to NME.com yesterday, Florence said of Lungs: “This album feels like a culmination of 22 years of my life. A scrapbook of events, things I’ve seen, people I have met, dreams and nightmares, and now seems like the right time to release it into the world. If it was up to me I would never finish it, but I have to let this one go now so I can start another scrapbook.” We’ll have our verdict on the album for you tomorrow.

Here’s the full tour itinerary:

26.06.09 MEN Arena, Manchester *
27.06.09 Glastonbury Festival
03.07.09 Hyde Park, London *
04.07.09 Hope Farm Festival, Kent
10.07.09 Eden Sessions, Cornwall ^
11.07.09 T In The Park, Kinross-shire
12.07.09 Oxegen Festival, Dublin
18.07.09 Lovebox Weekender, London
24.07.09 Camp Bestival, Dorset
28.08.09 Carling Festival, Reading
30.08.09 Carling Festival, Leeds
11.09.09 Bestival, Isle Of Wight
13.09.09 Bestival, Isle Of Wight
17.09.09 Academy, Bristol
18.09.09 Opera House, Bournemouth
20.09.09 O2 Academy, Birmingham
21.09.09 O2 Academy, Leeds
22.09.09 ABC, Glasgow
24.09.09 O2 Academy, Newcastle
25.09.09 Academy, Manchester
27.09.09 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London 
28.09.09 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London 

* supporting Blur
^ supporting Paul Weller 

Alan Pedder


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