Florence + The Machine star sang 'Dog Days Are Over' and 'Shake It Out'
Florence And The Machine singer Florence Welch and guitarist Rob Ackroyd surprised an ill fan at an Austin, Texas hospice with an intimate performance after the individual was unable to attend her concert in the city.
On Friday (May 20), Welch stopped by Hospice Austin’s Christopher House, singing ‘Dog Days Are Over’ and ‘Shake It Out’ for a fan who had gig tickets to see the star but was unable to attend due to illness. Watch footage from the surprise gig below.
A video caption from Hospice Austin reads: “Today we were privileged to witness the clear joy of a room full of teenagers singing with Florence Welch and guitarist Rob Ackroyd from Florence and The Machine who came to Hospice Austin’s Christopher House to give a private concert to a teen who missed her concert last night due to her illness. The room was full; full of joy and warmth and love and life and singing. Thank you, Florence!”
“Hospice Austin’s 15-year-old patient had long planned to go see Florence and the Machine with her BFF at the Austin 360 amphitheater; she was bitterly disappointed when her health prevented her from attending. So Florence came to her at Hospice Austin’s Christopher House. Thank you, Florence, for your loving kindness, and for making our patient’s day.”
Meanwhile, Florence recently duetted with Rufus Wainwright on a reworking of a Shakespeare sonnet, recorded for Wainwright’s new Shakespeare-inspired album. She has also covered Ben E King classic ‘Stand By Me’ for the new Final Fantasy video game.
Additionally, Welch is set to collaborate with Skrillex and Diplo, the electronic duo known as Jack Ü.