British pop/rock outfit Florence + The Machine were in New York City this week to deliver a pair of intimate performances in the name of charity ahead of the June 29 release of their upcoming studio album, High As Hope. On Wednesday, they stopped by Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” studios as the music guest to perform “Hunger,” one of the lead tracks set to appear on the album when it arrives later this summer.
The televised performance can be watched in full via the video above. For anyone who has ever seen Florence Welch and her band perform, it should come as no surprise when the modern day gypsy decided to ditch the bounds of the stage for a much less restrictive dance floor out in the audience. Fans may remember that it was Florence’s ambitious spirit of flying off the stage that badly injured her leg during her performance at Coachella in 2015, so everyone can sleep easy knowing that the “Tonight Show” stage looks to only be a foot or two above the ground. Camera and ground wiring clearly didn’t stop Ms. Welch from engaging in her trademark twirls and swirls - sans shoes - as the dance-friendly song plays out over the next four minutes.
The band will head out to the west coast later this week for another intimate performance at Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall on Monday night before heading back over to the U.K. to perform with the Rolling Stones at London Stadium on May 25. The band has yet to reveal their full touring plans in support of High As Hope, although they will appear at a handful of North American festivals throughout the latter half of summer, including Osheaga, Outside Lands and Life Is Beautiful. Fans should hope that their North American headlining tour will fit right into those scheduled festival dates, or follow shortly thereafter.
Fans can still click here to buy tickets to see Florence open for the Rolling Stones in London next week.