Florence Welch at FORM by Lillie Eiger

Florence + the Machine debuted their Game of Thrones track “Jenny of Oldstones” live last night during their headline set at FORMArcosanti with longtime friend and collaboratorKelsey Lu—watch the performance, dedicated to Arya Stark, here. Originally premiered during the closing credits of this season’s second episode, Florence is the only artist to be featured in the final season of the hit HBO series. Florence’s version, produced by Thomas Bartlett, has been streamed more than 12 million times to date.

Florence recorded the song after being personally approached by the show’s creators, longtime Florence fans David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

“We’ve always been huge fans of Florence’s music, and the Season 2 trailer with her song ‘Seven Devils’ was possibly the most powerful we’ve ever had,” say Benioff and Weiss. “So the opportunity to hear her otherworldly voice on our show was always at the forefront of our minds. We’re still pleasantly shocked that she agreed to sing ‘Jenny of Oldstones,’ and we’re in love with the result.”

“When I first heard the song it sounded like a Celtic lullaby to me,” says Florence. “Celtic music has always been in my blood, so I felt like I could do something with it. The magic and ritual in ‘Game of Thrones,’ not to mention the costumes, have always appealed to me. I am honoured to be a part of the final season.”

“Jenny of Oldstones” was written by Ramin Djawadi, Dan Weiss, David Benioff and George R.R. Martin.


May 12                   Santa Barbara, CA                                                           Santa Barbara Bowl*
May 13                   Santa Barbara, CA                                                           Santa Barbara Bowl*
May 15                        Concord, CA                                                                    Concord Pavilion†

May 17                      Las Vegas, NV                                                                     T-Mobile Arena†

May 20                         Denver, CO                                                         Red Rocks Amphitheatre†

May 23                         Chicago, IL                         Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island‡

May 24                         Detroit, MI                                                      DTE Energy Music Theatre‡

May 26                        Toronto, ON                                                                      Budweiser Stage‡

May 28                       Montreal, QC                                                                              Centre Bell‡

May 30                        Boston, MA                                                                          Xfinity Center‡

June 1                        New York, NY                                                Governors Ball Music Festival

June 3                        Columbia, MD                                                   Merriweather Post Pavilion‡

June 5                          Raleigh, NC                 Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek§

June 6                          Atlanta, GA                                                     Ameris Bank Amphitheatre§

June 8                          Orlando, FL                                                                          Amway Arena§

June 9                           Miami, FL                                                           AmericanAirlines Arena§

*with Perfume Genius

†with Christine & the Queens

‡with Blood Orange

§with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

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