Watch Florence and the Machine’s Splashy Performance of ‘Ship to Wreck’ on ‘Ellen’
TV performances can begin to look a bit monotonous after a while, but for their appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Florence and the Machine decided to change things up by opting for a set design that channeled their How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful single “Ship to Wreck” in a literal fashion.
Instead of a traditional stage, Florence Welch performed in an ankle-deep pool of water, splashing about at the song’s most powerful notes. Thankfully, her bandmates and their instruments were distanced enough from the water to prevent any potentially adverse outcomes. Check it out in the video above.
Welch and company have a few more North American tour dates scheduled for the remainder of October. Tonight (Oct. 20), they’ll play a show in Santa Barbara, Calif. Then, they have a two-night residency at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, Calif., on Oct. 21 and 22, followed by stops in Portland on Oct. 24, Vancouver on Oct. 25 and Seattle on Oct. 27. Then the English outfit will appear at the Voodoo Music Festival in New Orleans on Oct. 30 before heading to Australia. Get more information at the band’s website.
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful is out now on Island. It follows 2011’s Ceremonials.