Florence and the Machine Announced as Opening Act for U2's Miami Stop June 29
When middle-aged rock stars start breaking their backs like Bono, it's hard not to wonder whether fans should request a mandatory retirement cutoff for all arena-level entertainers. But following emergency surgery in May and the cancellation of a bunch of tour dates including this summer's original Miami stop, U2 actually managed to drag its temporarily handicapped frontman out of the hospital and back on the road.
And as Crossfade reported a few months ago, the Sun Life Stadium show's been rescheduled for June 29, 2011. But we were still left guessing who would open for the Irish geriatrics?
Finally, an answer: The considerably less elderly Florence and the Machine.
At the end of September, Ms. Welch and her rotating cast of collaborators were announced as one of several bands booked for opening slots on U2's neverending tour. But only a few days ago, Florence added another ten nights to her date book, including the South Florida stop.
Ms. Lauryn Hill - The MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Concert Series
TicketsSun., Dec. 11, 8:30pm
Gold Coast Jazz: Jon Faddis Quartet
TicketsWed., Dec. 14, 7:45pm
TicketsThu., Dec. 15, 7:30pm
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Presented by Hallmark Channel
TicketsFri., Dec. 16, 3:30pm
Girl Choir of South Florida: Carol of the Dance
TicketsFri., Dec. 16, 8:00pm
FYI: Other potential openers for the Miami show were the Fray, Snow Patrol, and Lenny Kravitz. So ... Wow. We got enormously lucky, Miami.
U2 with Florence and the Machine. Sun Life Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami Gardens. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets cost $30 to $250, plus fees. Visit ticketmaster.com.
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