Florence And The Machine: ‘I have stopped drinking on tour’

Singer Florence Welch also reveals how she got the Bono talk while on tour with U2

Florence And The Machine‘s frontwoman Florence Welch has admitted she has quit drinking on tour.

The singer said her recent schedule on the road became so gruelling that she couldn’t handle doing shows with a hangover so she decided to stop drinking after touring with U2 in America over the summer.

She told The Sun:

I have stopped drinking on tour. I feel a bit more responsibility for my body and for the fans who come to see us. When we toured with U2 it was such a gruelling schedule and I had shows everyday and I can’t do that with a hangover.


Welch also said another reason she quit booze was because it was affecting her voice. “This is the best job in the world and I don’t want to spoil it,” she added. “Stopping drinking has made a huge difference to my vocal range.”

The singer, recently told NME in a video you can watch above, new single ‘Shake It Out’ was also written about being hungover.

During her tour with U2 she said she got the famous ‘Bono talk’ from the Irish four-piece’s frontman. “Bono was great,” Welch added. “He gave me advice on how to perform even when I’m wearing huge high heeled shoes. He told me how to keep my feet on the spot and use my arms.”