FLORENCE + THE MACHINE LIVE ALBUM DANCE FEVER (LIVE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN) OUT TODAY
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14 OCTOBER 2022 (TORONTO, ON) – Dance Fever (Live at Madison Square Garden), a surprise new live album from Florence + the Machine, is out today—listen HERE. Recorded at the band’s two sold out Madison Square Garden shows last month, the album features live versions of tracks from the much-lauded new album Dance Fever—including "Free", the albums’ launch track "King", the epic "Dream Girl Evil" plus all-out classics from throughout Florence’s prolific career including "Shake It Out", "Big God", "Cosmic Love" and debut single "Kiss With A Fist".
Florence says: “For an album that was so much about performance, the possession of it, the love-hate relationship with life on the road. And the ensuing grief when I thought it may never happen again. To get out to perform these songs has been the most extraordinary experience. The connection with the audience and the catharsis is at a level I have never experienced before.
“Maybe it’s because we all missed it so much. But people are bringing so much of themselves to these shows, I wanted to have a memory of Dance Fever live.
“As a testament to this time, and a full circle moment. For an album so much about the loss of live music. To have a recording of the return means so much to me.”
Dance Fever (Live at Madison Square Garden) will be released on heavyweight 2LP gatefold vinyl on April 14, 2023 and is available for pre-order today. Get it here.
In addition to two nights at MSG, the F+TM has toured arenas across North America this autumn, with two sold at shows at Los Angeles’s iconic Hollywood Bowl this weekend. Florence Welch and her band will then head home to play an arena tour here in the UK next month (see dates below) before embarking on a tour of Australia and New Zealand in March 2023.
Dance Fever, released in May,was met with 4 & 5 star reviews across the board and entered the UK Album Charts at #1. In the US it hit #1 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts and #7 on the Billboard 200 - her fourth consecutive album in the top ten in the US.
Dance Fever was recorded in London over the course of the pandemic in anticipation of the world’s reopening. It conjures up 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.
The album that sees Florence at the peak of her powers, coming into a fully realized self-knowledge, poking sly fun at her own self-created persona, playing with ideas of identity, masculinity and femininity, redemption and celebration.
Dance Fever was produced by Florence, Jack Antonoff and Dave Bayley of Glass Animals.
Special thanks to MSG Entertainment and Madison Square Garden.
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
DANCE FEVER (LIVE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN)
Digital track list
- Heaven Is Here
- Ship To Wreck
- Dog Days Are Over
- Girls Against God
- Dream Girl Evil
- Prayer Factory
- Big God
- What Kind Of Man
- Morning Elvis
- Kiss With a Fist
- Cosmic Love
- My Love
- End of Love
- Never Let Me Go
- Shake It Out
- Rabbit Heart
2LP Track list
Please note the vinyl includes highlights from the full performances at Madison Square Garden
LP1 Side 1:
1 Heaven Is Here - Live At Madison Square Garden
2 King - Live At Madison Square Garden
3 Ship To Wreck - Live At Madison Square Garden
4 Free - Live At Madison Square Garden
5 Daffodil - Live At Madison Square Garden
LP1 Side 2:
1 Dog Days Are Over - Live At Madison Square Garden
2 Girls Against God - Live At Madison Square Garden
3 Dream Girl Evil - Live At Madison Square Garden
4 Cassandra - Live At Madison Square Garden
5 Morning Elvis - Live At Madison Square Garden
LP2 Side 1:
1 June - Live At Madison Square Garden
2 Choreomania - Live At Madison Square Garden
3 Kiss With A Fist - Live At Madison Square Garden
4 Cosmic Love - Live At Madison Square Garden
5 My Love - Live At Madison Square Garden
6 Restraint - Live At Madison Square Garden
LP2 Side 2:
1 The End Of Love - Live At Madison Square Garden
2 Never Let Me Go - Live At Madison Square Garden
3 Shake It Out - Live At Madison Square Garden
4 Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) - Live At Madison Square Garden
Dance Fever UK Arena Tour:
14th Nov 2022 - Accor Hotels Arena, Paris
16th Nov 2022 - Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
18th Nov 2022 - The O2, London
19th Nov 2022 - The O2, London
21st Nov 2022 - Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
22nd Nov 2022 - AO Arena, Manchester
24th Nov 2022 - Utilita Arena, Birmingham
25th Nov 2022 - First Direct Arena, Leeds
27th Nov 2022 - OVO Hydro, Glasgow
28th Nov 2022 - Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
30th Nov 2022 - 3 Arena, Dublin
Ticket link HERE
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