Florence + the Machine kick off MTV’s new season of “Unplugged” on April 9.
The soulful British singer and her backing band taped their “Unplugged” concert in New York’s oldest synagogue building back in December to become the first of eight episodes airing across MTV and sister networks Vh1 and CMT. The Civil Wars and Dierks Bentley also are slated to perform during the new season.
Backed by a 10-person choir, The Voices of Rivers, Welch performed fan favorites such as “Drumming Song” from her group’s 2009 debut “Lungs,” as well as the single “Never Let Me Go” from her most recent record, “Ceremonials.”
“I had to stop myself after every song,” Welch told Reuters. “I would be like, ‘Wow.’ It was so amazing performing the songs stripped back and just really being able to concentrate on the songs and the emotions,” said Welch.