Florence and the Machine Unveil Spring 2012 Tour Dates


Story by Cat Badra

Florence Welch and company announce 2012 tour

Alternative band Florence and the Machine have officially unveiled their spring 2012 U.S. tour dates, and the route has Florence Welch and the group starting off April 14 in Santa Barbara, Calif., and hopping from city to city for nearly a month before wrapping up May 12 in Atlantic City, N.J. The tour is the band’s first proper U.S. run in support of their latest album, “Ceremonials.”

While Welch is known for her spectacular, larger-than-life stage shows, this time around, she promises a simple stage presentation. “In a way, it’s not going to be too big a 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 told 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.”

Welch added that she’s thrilled to have friend and fellow musician Dev Hynes, presently taping as Blood Orange, as her opener. “It’s going to be so fun. I can’t wait,” she said. “I used to be his backing singer in Lightspeed Champion, he took me on tour with him for one date, in Manchester [England]. He was one of the first members of Florence and the Machine, he used to play guitar with me at all my first gigs.”

Florence and the Machine 2012 Spring Tour Dates:

4/14 — Santa Barbara, Calif. @ Santa Barbara Bowl
4/15 — Indio, Calif. @ Coachella
4/17 — Reno, Nev. @ Grand Sierra Resort
4/18 — Davis, Calif. @ Mondavi Center at UC Davis
4/20 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ Comerica Theatre
4/21 — Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Cosmopolitan
4/22 — Indio, Calif. @ Coachella
4/27 — Minneapolis, Minn. @ Hennepin Theatre
4/28 — Milwaukee, Wis. @ Eagles Ballroom
4/29 — St. Louis, Mo. @ Peabody Opera House
5/1 — Dallas, Texas @ Palladium Ballroom
5/2 — Houston, Texas @ Verizon Wireless Theatre
5/3 — New Orleans, La. @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
5/8 — New York, N.Y. @ Radio City Music Hall
5/11 — Uncasville, Ct. @ Mohegan Sun Arena
5/12 — Atlantic City, N.J. @ Borgata Event Center




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