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Florence and the Machine to Replace Foo Fighters as Glastonbury Headliners

Trading a Broken Leg for a Broken Foot

Jun 17, 2015 Florence and the Machine
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As we reported on yesterday, Foo Fighters have cancelled their European tour and Glastonbury headlining slot after Dave Grohl fell off the stage and broke his leg at a concert in Gothenburg, Sweden last Friday. Glastonbury wasted little time finding a replacement, elevating Florence and the Machine to headliner status (they were set to perform just before Foo Fighters).

Ironically, Florence Welch broke her foot at this year’s Coachella festival after jumping off the stage. But a foot heals a lot faster than a leg and that was a couple of months ago, so hopefully Welch will be able to move around the stage a little bit more than at some of her recent post-broken foot shows.

Yesterday we were wondering if Glastonbury would bring in a whole new act to headline, in a move that would potentially bump up someone’s career, similar to how Pulp were last minute replacement headliners when The Stone Roses cancelled their Glastonbury headliner slot in 1995, which helped make Pulp stars in Britain. Instead the festival promoted from within the line-up, which makes sense, as Florence and the Machine are really big enough these days to headline a festival.

Florence and the Machine’s upcoming North American tour dates are also below. Their third album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, is out now.

Florence and the Machine Tour Dates:

October 11 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

October 13 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion

October 14 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena

October 16-17 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl

October 20 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl

October 21-22 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre

October 24 - Portland, OR - Portland Memorial Coliseum

October 25 - Vancouver, BC - Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

October 27 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena

(Via NME)


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