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Florence + The Machine



Florence + The Machine by Nate Duval


Florence and the Machine Taping Setlist

With a voice that is “a galactic force capable of swallowing entire planets whole” (Entertainment Weekly), Florence Welch crafts songs that are personal, vulnerable and moving. Florence + the Machine return to the Austin City Limits stage for their second performance to share songs from How Big How Blue How Beautiful.

Florence + the Machine had a gigantic 2015, seeing the release of their first U.S. #1 album How Big How Blue How Beautiful and nominations for five Grammy Awards. Released to extensive critical acclaim and named to year-end best lists from Rolling Stone, NPR Music, American Songwriter, Consequence of Sound and more. Written and recorded over the course of 2014 and produced by Markus Dravs (Björk, Arcade Fire, Coldplay), the album follows Florence’s globally acclaimed Lungs (2009) and Ceremonials (2011). Called “Florence Welch’s most personal, vulnerable and moving album to date” by Rolling Stone, How Big How Blue How Beautiful features the massive hit “Ship to Wreck,’ which Fader calls “the best song of her career.”

As anyone who saw Florence’s previous appearance on ACL knows, her taping will present, as Entertainment Weekly puts it, “an outsize physical presence who doesn’t so much sing as emit deeply emoted sounds out of some wellspring of the collective unconscious who commanded her space and demanded undivided attention.”