Florence + the Machine to perform on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

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Right on the heels of her showstopping Video Music Award performance, Florence Welsh and her band the Machine will throw on their dancing shoes to perform on ABC’s hit competition “Dancing With the Stars.”

The London-based singer is tapped for the special “Acoustic Week” theme in which she will give a rendition of her hit “Dog Days Are Over” during Tuesday’s result show.

After delivering what most critics, including our own Todd Martens, thought was the highlight performance of this year’s VMAs (she also snagged an award that night), the band has continued to cash in on a breakout year. The band was recently chosen to open a pair of dates on U2’s rescheduled North American tour next summer.

Welsh is gearing up for the re-release of her critically acclaimed debut album, “Between Two Lungs,” which is to hit stores Nov. 15. She and the Machine will play a three-date stint Nov. 6-8 at the Wiltern.


Her performance on “Dancing With the Stars” airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. on ABC.

-- Gerrick D. Kennedy