Florence + The Machine is set to play three intimate shows next month

She'll play Newcastle, Blackburn and London in the build up to the release of new album 'Dance Fever'

Florence + The Machine has announced a trio of intimate shows for next month, as she builds up to the release of her new album ‘Dance Fever’.

The trio of shows kicks off in Newcastle at O2 City Hall on 15th April, before calling off at Blackburn King George’s Hall on the 16th. She’ll finish the short dash with a night at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Tuesday 19th April.

A pre-sale for the shows will start from 9am GMT tomorrow for those pre-ordering ‘Dance Fever’ before 8pm GMT today.

Florence + The Machine recently shared the details of her 5th studio album, ‘Dance Fever’.

The full-length is set for release on 13th May via Polydor Records. The announcement came alongside the third track to arrive in recent weeks, new single ‘My Love’. Following up on ‘King’ and ‘Heaven Is Here’, you can check out an Autumn de Wilde directed visual below.

‘Dance Fever’ was recorded predominately in London over the course of the pandemic in anticipation of the world’s reopening. A press release that accompanies the news explains the record is inspired by “what Florence missed most in the midst of lockdown – clubs, dancing at festivals, being in the whirl of movement and togetherness – and the hope of reunions to come”.

It goes on to explain how, before the pandemic, Florence had become fascinated by choreomania – a Renaissance phenomenon in which groups of people, sometimes thousands, danced to the point of exhaustion, collapse and death.

Florence had just started work on the record in March 2020, arriving in New York to record with Jack Antonoff, before being forced to retreat to London due to the coronavirus pandemic. During that time, the songs she intended to record started to shift – ‘My Love’ in particular changing with the help of Dave Bayley of Glass Animals. Originally written as a “sad little poem”, it shifted from an acoustic track after Bayley suggested using synths.

Florence announced ‘Dance Fever’ yesterday, sharing on Instagram that the record was “a fairytale in 14 songs”. She’s set to play a number of festivals across the summer, including NOS Alive, Mad Cool, Flow and more.

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