Florence & the Machine played Radio City Music Hall (pics, setlist); Jones Beach on presale
photos by Chris La Putt
"Radio City Music Hall is a "posh venue," Florence Welch noted onstage on Tuesday night in New York. But that doesn't mean you can't straddle your date's neck to get a better view of it.
"If you're with a lady and you like her or you love her, we'd like her to get on your shoulders," Welch told the audience gathered there, a smile fighting its way across her face. One by one in the stately concert hall, women climbed onto their male companions' necks, festival style, and started waving their arms as Welch and her band launched into "Rabbit Heart."
The acrobatics were all to get a better glimpse of Florence Welch, better known as Florence + the Machine, who brought her catalog of romantic pop dirges to a sold-out show at Radio City. "Whenever I come to New York, I never seem to get any sleep!" she bemoaned to the crowd, which included Katy Perry and Nick Lachey, later." [Spinner]
Blood Orange opened the NYC show last night (5/8). Pictures and the setlist (of the headliner only) are in this post.
With Radio City out of the way, Florence now has her sights set on even larger NYC-area venues, much larger ones (well, actually she plays CT on Friday and Atlantic City on Monday, but...). Tickets for the Jones Beach show are on pre-sale now. All tour dates HERE. More pictures and the setlist from Radio City, below...
Florence + the Machine @ Radio City Music Hall - May 8, 2012 setlist
Only If for a Night
What the Water Gave Me
All This and Heaven Too
Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
Leave My Body
Lover to Lover
Shake It Out
Dog Days Are Over
Never Let Me Go
No Light, No Light