Florence + the Machine with Grizzly Bear: an indie rocker's dream

Updated: Oct 20, 2018

Last night was an evening to remember for indie fans in Toronto. South London's indie-rock jewel, Florence + the Machine, gave fans an iconic performance at Scotiabank Area filled with contagious positive energy, powerful vocals and seamless musicianship.

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The group commanded the stage and played to a full-house, performing songs from their latest album, High as Hope, and old classics like Dog Days from their first studio album, Lungs. The amount of energy and positivity Welch brings to her performances is unprecedented. Last night's show included moments where fans couldn't help but smile, like when Welch ran around the entire floor-section of the arena to mosh-out and party with the crowd.

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The concert opener, Grizzly Bear, also gave an impressive performance. Grizzly Bear is an indie-rock band from New York that was formed back in 2002. With 5 studio albums under their belt, Gizzly Bear has become a steady favourite in alternative and indie music scenes. Last night, they performed a strong set with songs from their latest album Painted Ruins, which came out in August 2017. Grizzly Bear's performance last night proved the group has stayed true to their original alt-pop/indie-rock sound, which features that heavy synth and grungy bass-line that indie listeners love.

You can check-out Grizzly Bear's Painted Ruins album here.

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