Florence + The Machine Cutting Second Coachella Appearance to 30 Minutes after Foot Injury
Florence + The Machine's ability to perform may have taken a tougher hit than most predicted as a result of the songstress breaking her foot at last weekend's rendition of the Coachella Music Festival. Official posts on the Coachella website indicate that the vocalist's performance tonight as part of the event's second weekend will be a mere half-hour, just half the time of last week's scheduled hour (from SPIN).
Florence Welch broke the news on Facebook last week, after suffering the injury hopping down from the stage.
"Hi everyone, I'm so sorry to say, that after what was one of my favourite shows ever at Coachella, I have discovered I have broken my foot from leaping off the stage," she wrote. "Unfortunately while this heals, my performances will have to be somewhat stripped back. I'm so sorry, I'm pretty devastated, but I still want to do the shows. I understand this is not what you were expecting, but I hope it's just as enjoyable."
No one was really sure what she meant by "stripped back," but it's fair to have assumed she meant performing from a more stationary pose when appearing. Welch, best known for her vocals, could theoretically remain in one position throughout a performance—which would be frustrating for a performer known for wandering the stage—but possible nonetheless.
There's still no word on how mobile she'll remain during the show tonight but news of the shortened set must be disappointing for fans who were expecting less parts movement and equal parts music.
We'll see how this affects tour dates going forward. Welch did mention in a later statement that she planned on being fully ambulatory come her appearance at Glastonbury come late June. That means she'll still be inhibited at Governors Ball earlier in the month. Hopefully she'll be able to stage a longer performance for that event.