One of David Bowie’s most worthy disciples of late, Florence Welch and her group Florence + the Machine coincidentally announced a June 2 concert at Xcel Energy Center on Monday morning as news of Bowie’s death rocked the music world. Tickets for the show go on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m. for $30.50-$80.50 through Ticketmaster and the arena’s box office.
An overdue return to the Twin Cities, this summer’s tour date will only be the third time Welch and her London-reared band have played in town. They easily sold out the Minnesota Zoo back in 2011 after the breakthrough success of their single, “Dog Days Are Over,” and returned to the State Theatre a year later. However, they skipped us last year after the release of their third album, “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful,” which is up for five trophies at next month’s Grammy Awards.
The opener for the Xcel Center show will be buzzing Canadian singer Grimes, another Bowie-ized, visually audacious music innovator whose latest record wound up on many critics’ 2015 year-end lists.
Here's a clip of last year's 'SNL' appearance, a good example of Welch's dramatic power in concert.