Florence + the Machine played a Greenpoint lot (pics, videos, setlist)
Florence + the Machine releases her anticipated new album High As Hope this Friday (6/29), and ahead of its release she played a special, intimate NYC show last night (6/24). The show, dubbed “From Your Flowers Grow,” was announced via an email sent to Spotify Premium users who have streamed Florence many times, and the location was kept secret. It turned out that the show was in a lot behind the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse. They threw down some sod to make it look like a lawn in front of the stage, and Florence was surrounded on stage by flowers. It was indeed very intimate, with fans — including three of the Fab Five from the Queer Eye reboot — just a few feet away from Florence and her band (they’ll be much further away on her arena tour later this year). It also got even more intimate when Florence went into the crowd, as she’s been known to do.
Florence played seven songs: “Hunger,” “Patricia,” and “Sky Full of Song” from her upcoming album, plus older faves “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful,” “Dog Days Are Over,” “Between Two Lungs,” and “Shake It Out.” You can watch a bunch of videos and see a picture of the setlist from the show below.
Florence’s arena tour will have her back in NYC for a Barclays Center show on October 9 (tickets).
Florence + the Machine played a short but incredibly intimate and beautiful set for Spotify listeners in the back lot of a warehouse in Greenpoint with a gorgeous view of the New York City skyline and the setting sun. The wind picked up and a few raindrops fell near the end, which made for a dramatic finish that had us dancing without a care. An amazing day with old friends and new, and Florence!
I remember when I was 14 and the feeling that came over me watching Florence on the MTV Music awards. And now, days after my 22nd birthday, I got to thank her for letting obnoxious 19 year old me hear Swimming live. Twice. I know it’s abnormal to be emotional over an artist, but I’ve grown up beside her music. And I love the person I have become because I had this even lovelier woman writing and singing words that helped me figure all the awful & the beautiful shit out. I cannot thank her enough. There is hope beneath this skyline.