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Florence & the Machine admitted using a Gang Gang Dance sample, added more dates w/ Holy Hail, another NYC show

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Florence and the Machine have admitted taking a section of single ‘Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)’ from another band, and agreed to pay royalties. US group Gang Gang Dance claimed Florence’s ‘Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)’ is partially built on a sample of their single ‘House Jam’, and pursued them for royalties.

Singer Florence Welch has since admitted it was mistake that the group were given no credit for her track in the first place and said she was happy to split the royalties.

She said: “Yeah that’s true, it’s no secret. I’ve spoken about it in interviews before. I’m a massive fan of Gang Gang Dance and it was in homage to them.”

With Florence and the Machine’s profile rising daily – with their debut album ‘Lungs’ recently seeing a sales jump of 1,550% after winning a BRIT award for Best British Album last week – the payoff could be lucrative for the small electronic band – however, although the infringement has been acknowledged, there has been no legal confirmation as to whether royalties will be paid to Gang Gang Dance or not. [Ireland On-line]

The UK’s Florence and the Machine April tour has gotten bigger. Tickets are already sold out for their Friday, April 9th NYC show at Terminal 5, so they added a show the night before (4/8) at the much smaller (Le) Poisson Rouge. Tickets are on sale to LPR members now; general sale starts Wednesday, March 3rd at 9am. Both shows are with opener Holy Hail who is also playing their own show March 7th at the Armory.

All Holy Hail dates, updated Florence dates, and the two songs in question (mentioned above), below…

Florence + The Machine ‘Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)

Gang Gang Dance – House Jam

Holy Hail – 2010 Tour Dates
03.07.10 – New York City, NY @ the Armory
04.05.10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts*
04.07.10 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club*
04.09.10 – Manhattan, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge*
04.09.10 – Manhattan, NY @ Terminal 5*
04.10.10 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Center*
04.12.10 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues*
04.14.10 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom*
04.15.10 – Seattle, WA @ the Showbox*
04.17.10 – Portland, OR @ the Mezzanine*
* Dates with Florence and the Machine

Florence & The Machine – 2010 Tour Dates
Mar 1 – Rockefeller Oslo
Mar 2 – Debaser Medis Stockholm
Mar 6 – Stodola Warsaw
Mar 7 – Indoor Arena Vienna
Mar 9 – Estragon Bologna
Mar 10 – Rohstofflager Zurich
Mar 11 – Transbordeur Lyon
Mar 13 – Bikini Barcelona
Mar 15 – Heineken Madrid
Mar 16 – Aula Magna Lisbon
Apr 5 – Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia
Apr 7 – Paradise Rock Club Boston
Apr 8 – Le Poisson Rouge New York
Apr 9 – Terminal 5 New York
Apr 10 – Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto
Apr 12 – House of Blues Chicago
Apr 14 – Commodore Ballroom Vancouver
Apr 15 – Showbox at the Market Seattle
Apr 17 – Mezzanine San Francisco
Apr 18 – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Indio
May 2 – Olympia Theatre Dublin
May 3 – Olympia Theatre Dublin
May 5 – Corn Exchange Edinburgh
May 6 – Corn Exchange Edinburgh
May 7 – Empress Ballroom Blackpool
May 9 – Empress Ballroom Blackpool
May 10 – Civic Theatre Wolverhampton
May 11 – Civic Theatre Wolverhampton
May 13 – Hammersmith Apollo London
May 14 – Hammersmith Apollo London
May 15 – Hammersmith Apollo London
May 29 – Primavera Sound Barcelona
May 30 – Pinkpop Landgraaf
Jun 11 – Isle of Wight Festival Isle of Wight, South
Jun 16 – Olympia Theatre Paris
Jun 17 – Kulturfabrik Esch
Jun 18 – Southside Festival Tuttlingen
Jun 19 – Hurricane Festival Scheeßel
Jun 30 – Hove Festival Tromoya
Jul 2 – Roskilde Copenhagen
Jul 9 – T in the Park Balado
Jul 10 – Oxegen Punchestown

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