Florence + the Machine Announces New Tour Dates, Some Proceeds Go to Homeless Charities

“Sky Full of Song” Single Out Now, $1.00 Per Ticket Goes to Different Local Homeless Charities

Apr 26, 2018
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Florence + the Machine (aka Florence Welch and backing band) shared a brand new song, "Sky Full of Song," a couple of weeks ago and it was released on limited edition 7-inch on Record Store Day last Saturday. It was one of our Songs of the Week. Now Welch has announced some May tour dates, with some proceeds going to various homeless charities. They include shows at Los Angeles' Walt Disney Concert Hall, New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music, and London's Royal Festival Hall. The dates are below.

The shows will partly benefit various homeless charities, with £1.00 from each ticket to the London show going to Shelter, $1.00 from every New York ticket going to Win, and $1.00 from every Los Angeles ticket being donated to Downtown Women's Center. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 27, at 10 a.m. local time.

"Sky Full of Song" was shared via a video directed by A.G. Rojas, a black & white clip mainly featuring Welch singing the song whilst lying down. Watch it below again.

Welch had this to say about the song in a previous press release: "This was a song that just fell out of the sky fully formed. Sometimes when you are performing you get so high, it's hard to know how to come down. There is this feeling of being cracked open, rushing endlessly outwards and upwards, and wanting somebody to hold you still, bring you back to yourself. It's an incredible, celestial, but somehow lonely feeling."

The "Sky Full of Song" 7-inch included on the flipside a recording of "New York poem (for Polly)," which is taken from Welch's forthcoming book, Useless Magic, which is out July 5 via Crown Publishing/Penguin. A press release describes it as "a collection of lyrics, artwork and poetry offering a unique, personal insight into her creative process." 

Florence + the Machine's most recent album was 2015's How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. There's no word on Welch's next album, but she is playing some festivals this summer, as well as her new tour dates, indicating that she may be releasing a new one this year.

Florence + the Machine Tour Dates:

May 5 - Halifax, U.K. - Victoria Theatre
May 6 - Scunthorpe, U.K. - Scunthorpe Baths Hall
May 8 - London, U.K. - Royal Festival Hall
May 13 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Academy of Music
May 14 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Academy of Music
May 21 - Los Angeles, CA - Walt Disney Concert Hall

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