Florence + the Machine covers “Search and Destroy” for “Dance Fever”


Listen to Florence + Machine’s cover of “Search and Destroy” by Iggy & the Stooges; ‘Dance Fever’ Deluxe now available

This Friday, May 13, Florence + the Machine returns with a powerful new album, dance fever.

It’s already been followed by a Deluxe Edition, which Welch shared on digital platforms this week with a few extra tracks – including a cover of the classic “Search and Destroy” anthem, originally by Iggy Pop and his group the Stooges, covered here with a rhythmic and acoustic strike, led as always by the soaring voice of Florence Welch:

Other new Deluxe Edition tracks include four acoustic versions of Dance Fever songs: “Cassandra”, “Free”, “Morning Elvis” and “My Love”.

Dance Fever was largely composed during the pandemic, but despite these circumstances it is a record of hope and inspiration, a hit of positivity and upliftment crafted at a time when so many of us felt anything but jubilant, songs of swelling emotions that targeted the eventual return of the joyful side of the human experience.

A press release further summarizes the scope of the project:

“The image and concept of choreomania – a Renaissance phenomenon in which groups of people danced wildly to exhaustion, collapse and death – became a focal point of inspiration. Forced to leave the road for the first time in more than a decade, dance offered Florence propulsion, energy and a way to see music in a more choreographic way.

Here is the album’s opening track, “King”, performed on The show tonight:

Click here to pick up dance fever on CD from our Rock Cellar store
Click here to pick up dance fever on Deluxe CD from our Rock Cellar store
Click here to pick up dance fever on 2-LP from our Rock Cellar store

Try the Deluxe Edition below.

Florence + the Machine tour dates for the rest of the year:

September 2 Bell Square Montreal, QC*
September 3 Budweiser Stage Toronto, ON*
September 7 Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island Chicago, IL †
September 8 Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, MN†
September 10 Pine Knob Musical Theater Clarkston, MI†
September 12 Capital One Area Washington, DC†
September 14 TD Garden Boston, MA†
September 16 Madison Square Garden New York, NY†
September 17 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
September 20 Ascend Amphitheater Nashville, TN‡
September 21 Ameris Bank Amphitheater Alpharetta, GA‡
September 23 Amway Center Orlando, Florida‡
September 24 FTX Arena Miami, Florida‡
September 27 Moody Center Austin, Texas§
September 28 Toyota Music Factory Pavilion Irving, TX§
October 1st ball arena Denver, CO
October 4 Rogers Arena Vancouver, BC**
October 6 Climate Pledge Arena Seattle, WA††
October 7 Cloud Theater Portland, OR**
October 9 Shoreline Amphitheater Mountain View, CA††
October 12 Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater San Diego, CA††
October 14 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA
October 15 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA
*with Arlo Parks
†with Sam Fender
‡with the princess king
§with Yves Tumor
**with Japanese breakfast
††with wet leg


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