Florence is from London and is the daughter of a University Professor and a dad who works in advertising. As a young teenager, Florence found out that she liked the Seattle grunge sound of Hole, Nirvana, and Green Day. She also liked Kate Bush, Annie Lennox, the Velvet Underground and Celine Dion. The name of the group started out as a joke because she and her friend used to call themselves Florence Robot and Isabella Machine. When she started doing gigs, she found out that she had no name to call herself so she used "Florence Robot is a Machine". The name got shortened to what it is now, and the machine refers to her band.
Florence and the Machine will be doing a concert tour here in the United States. Tickets are beginning to be sold in various ticket web sites. Not all tickets are priced the same, so to get the best priced tickets, consult www.ticketscompared.com in order to get a side by side comparison of ticket prices. You should be able to get the best prices for your money. Hurry up before all the good priced tickets are sold out.