There's a surprise Florence And The Machine live album!

Virgin Radio

14 Oct 2022, 14:06

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It was recorded at Madison Square Garden.

Surprise! Florence And The Machine have released a new live album, Dance Fever (Live At Madison Square Garden).

Recorded during the band's two sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City this September, the record features songs from Florence Welch's chart topping album, as well as old classics like 'Shake It Out', 'Big God', 'Cosmic Love', and debut single 'Kiss With A Fist'.

"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," said the 36 year old.

She continued; "Maybe it’s because we all missed it so much [owing to the pandemic]. 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."

The 24-track release is currently available via streaming services, with a vinyl edition of the album scheduled to arrive on April 14th, 2023.

Florence And The Machine will wrap up their North American tour with two dates at Los Angeles's Hollywood Bowl today and tomorrow (October 14th and 15th).

They'll then return to the UK in November for an arena tour, before shows in Australia and New Zealand in March 2023.

We don't know about you, but we feel like dancing.