Florence + The Machine made a stop at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center last night, with saxophone extraordinaire Kamasi Washington handling the evening’s opening duties. The British indie rock band is amidst a worldwide tour in support of their latest studio effort, High As Hope. Washington was a contributor on the recent album along with Jamie xx, Sampha, Tobias Jesso Jr., and Kelsey Lu.
Florence + The Machine, led by frontwoman Florence Welch, opened up their set with “June” off of the new album, and mixed up new and familiar material all night. “South London Forever”, “Big God”, “Patricia”, “100 Years”, and “The End Of Love” were all played, also off of the new 2018 release, High As Hope. Fan-favorites “Delilah” and “What Kind Of Man” brought the set to a close, with the biggest surprise of the night coming next.
For their encore, Florence + The Machine invited up Kamasi Washington along with his band mates, trombonist Ryan Porter and trumpeter Igmar Thomas, to assist the band on horns. Florence Welch and company opened up the encore with “Big God” off of High As Hope, and then brought the evening to a close with “Shake It Out”, the Grammy Award-nominated song off of Florence + The Machine’s 2012 sophomore album, Ceremonials.
Watch fan-shot footage of Florence + The Machine with Kamasi Washington and company below:
Florence + The Machine w/ Kamasi Washington, Ryan Porter, and Igmar Thomas – “Big God” – 10/9/2018
[Video: Gregory Marcus]
Earlier in the summer, Florence + The Machine stopped by SiriusXM to perform a special four-song series, as well as answer a variety of questions. Watch the in-studio performances of the band’s cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Silver Springs” and the newly released tune “Hunger”.
Florence + The Machine – “Silver Springs” (Fleetwood Mac cover)
Florence + The Machine – “Hunger”
Head to Florence + The Machine’s website for upcoming tour dates and ticketing information.