Florence + the Machine enchants fans with an ethereal night of artful rock at the Hollywood Bowl – Orange County Register

Singer Florence Welch paused midway through “Dog Days Are Over,” one of Florence + the Machine’s earliest hits, to greet the roughly 17,000 fans who packed the Hollywood Bowl on Friday night for the first of two sold-out shows in Hollywood Los Angeles this weekend filled .

She grinned happily as she expressed her appreciation for her “second, third or 50th shows” and was in awe of the first-timers who had braved the churning dance ditch in front of the stage.

“And if you kind of got dragged along by someone tonight and you’re wondering what the (force) that is?” she added. “Is it early Halloween? Is it a British pagan dance ritual?

“All I can say is that it really is that much easier once you put your mind to it.”

The crowd roared, and with an admonition, it was time to put down the phones and “be here now with those you love”. Welch and the band fell back into the song’s final bars as the fans, impressively without phones, gave in as she asked and danced wildly to its end.

The Hollywood Bowl has become something of a second home for Florence + the Machine over the past decade. This weekend marks the fourth time the British indie art rock band has played there on tour for the last four consecutive nights of five studio albums.

Which makes sense given the feelings Welch and the band evoke at the performance. She’s a heavenly performer who looks a bit like a Pre-Raphaelite princess or maybe the auburn, rebellious younger sister of Glinda the Good Witch.

And while the songs often touch on themes of love and heartbreak, they also feel rooted in nature, set in idyllic landscapes or, in the case of 2015’s “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful,” almost entirely in and around the sea.

Welch introduced the new album Dance Fever earlier this year as “a fairy tale in 14 songs” and when the show opened with four new songs in the first five, that sentiment came through clearly, even when the musical accompaniment changed from Neo -Folk to baroque pop to furious rock’n’roll.

Welch, clad in a flowing lavender gown with bell-shaped sleeves and glittery embellishments, hopped and danced barefoot across a stage that featured a large open platform with the band on either side, a dozen crystalline chandeliers overhead, and a white wall of mismatched candelabra on the back side.

https://www.ocregister.com/2022/10/15/florence-the-machine-enchants-fans-with-an-ethereal-night-of-artful-rock-at-the-hollywood-bowl/ Florence + the Machine enchants fans with an ethereal night of artful rock at the Hollywood Bowl – Orange County Register

Adam Bradshaw

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