FLORENCE + THE MACHINE DEBUT NEW SONG “BIG GOD,” VIDEO OUT TODAY

SECOND SHOWS ADDED AT HOLLYWOOD BOWL AND D.C.’S THE ANTHEM

HIGH AS HOPE OUT JUNE 29

Florence + the Machine unveil the video for “Big God” today—watch it, choreographed by Akram Khan and Florence and directed by Autumn de Wilde, here. “Big God” is the third track to be released from Florence + the Machine’s hugely anticipated fourth studio album High As Hope, out June 29 on Republic Records.

Says Florence:

‘Big God’ was written about that feeling when someone has not replied to your text, the modern phenomenon of ‘Ghosting’ which is one of my favourite words but not my favourite feeling. I was describing it to someone and they said to me ‘You need a big god’, as if the need in me were so cavernous, it would take something enormous to fill it. Probably something bigger than a text message.

It’s always been a very physical song. I saw a dance piece in my head as I was writing it, so to co choreograph something with Akram Khan was a huge honour. Autumn de Wilde fully understood what I was trying to do. The power of the desire within the void, left with yourself to rage and wonder and really it is yourself you are raging against. Not the ghost.

Akram Khan adds:

For me, this encounter with Florence and her powerful song somehow navigated itself towards the element—water. But the direction of the dance also became a resistance to all things that wish to oppress, a sort of protest dance and yet a celebratory one towards a new found freedom.

Furthermore, the band have added additional shows to their 23-city North American fall headline tour, including second nights at Los AngelesHollywood Bowl September 26 and Washington, D.C.’s The Anthem October 6. Tickets are available to the public Friday, June 29. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, June 25 at 12 p.m. local time, through Thursday, June 28 at 10 p.m. local time.

Previously announced dates—on sale now—include New York, Seattle, Portland, Nashville, Philadelphia, Chicago and more. Visit florenceandthemachine.net for more information.

High As Hope was co-produced by Florence and Emile Haynie and features contributions from Kamasi Washington, Sampha, Tobias Jesso Jr, Kelsey Lu, Jamie xx and Thomas Barlett. Watch the A.G. Rojas-directed video for first official single “Hunger” here.

For more information, please contact Carla Sacks or Reid Kutrow at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

 

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE— HIGH AS HOPE

1. June
2. Hunger
3. South London Forever
4. Big God
5. Sky Full of Song
6. Grace
7. Patricia
8. 100 Years
9. The End of Love
10. No Choir

 

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE LIVE
*with Wet
†with St. Vincent and Lizzo
‡with Kamasi Washington
§with Billie Eilish
**with Beth Ditto
††with Grizzly Bear
‡‡with Perfume Genius


August 5 /// Montreal, QC, Canada /// Osheaga
August 9 /// Lake Tahoe, NV /// Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys*
August 11 /// San Francisco, CA /// Outside Lands
September 8 /// Vancouver, BC, Canada ///Skookum Festival
September 10 /// Seattle, WA /// KeyArena†
September 11 ///Portland, OR ///Moda Center†
September 14 ///Salt Lake City, UT ///Maverik Center†
September 15 /// Denver, CO ///Grandoozy Festival
September 22 ///Las Vegas, NV /// Life Is Beautiful
September 23 /// San Diego, CA /// Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University‡
September 25 /// Los Angeles, CA ///Hollywood Bowl‡
September 29 /// Dallas, TX /// The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory‡
September 30 ///Houston, TX /// The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion‡
October 2 ///Nashville, TN ///Bridgestone Arena§
October 3 ///Charlotte, NC /// Spectrum Center§
October 5 ///Washington, D.C. /// The Anthem**
October 9 ///New York, NY /// Barclays Center
October 12 /// Boston, MA /// TD Garden
October 13 ///Uncasville, CT /// Mohegan Sun Arena††
October 14 ///Philadelphia, PA /// Wells Fargo Center††
October 16 /// Toronto, ON, Canada /// Air Canada Centre††
October 19 /// Chicago, IL /// United Center‡‡
October 20 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Target Center‡‡