florence plz

Watch Florence + the Machine perform in a pool of water

Last night British indie-rock royalty Florence + the Machine brought their dynamic live performance to one of the most esteemed performance slots in modern television – The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Florence Welch has never been known as one to hold back when it comes to the live arena, and this was evident yesterday as she performed the band’s hit single Ship to Wreck standing in the middle of a pool of water. Because hey, why settle for a stage when four million Americans are watching?

Backed by her sizeable band, including three backing singers and a harp player, Flo splashed her way through an energetic rendition of the song that peaked at number 1 on the US Billboard Adult Alternative Song List. Check out the video below for footage of Flo’s performance. Keep an eye out for the obviously concerned guitarist and bassist, due to the risk of, well, you know, all the water flying everywhere.

The addition of the pool was yet another nod in the direction of the metaphor of water, a consistently revisited theme throughout the band’s back catalogue.

The performance comes in the middle of a huge American tour by the band on the back of their new record How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. In addition to television performances, the tour includes back to back shows at the world famous Hollywood Music Bowl.

The band will then fly out to Australia for a full run of headline dates across the country. With a four night stand at Sydney’s Opera House Forecourt, will we see Florence jump into the harbour when this song drops?

Tour Dates:

November 7th: Perth Arena
November 10th: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
November 11th: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
November 13th: Opera House Forecourt, Sydney
November 14th: Opera House Forecourt, Sydney
November 15th: Opera House Forecourt, Sydney
November 17th” Opera House Forecourt, Sydney
November 18th: Riverstage, Brisbane

Tickets and more details here