Florence Welch taught dance moves by Bono

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 November 2011
Florence Welch

Florence Welch

Florence Welch was taught how to dance in high heeled shoes by Bono from U2 when she supported them playing in North America

Florence Welch was taught how to dance in high heeled shoes by Bono from U2.

The Florence + the Machine singer supported the Irish 'One' rockers on part of their North American tour earlier this year, and said she received valuable advice from the frontman on how to perform.

She told Rte.ie: "Bono told me how to dance in high heels and he also told me about U2's Glastonbury performance and how everything that could have possibly gone wrong went wrong including him ripping his trousers on stage.

"I think he was lunging and his trousers ripped! He was telling me how he had to find a new way of performing that didn't involve moving."

'Only If For a Night' singer Florence also said while she hasn't experienced sexism first hand in her career, she does think women have to fight harder for creative control than men in the music industry.

She said: "I'm not sure but I think that maybe has been such a masculine environment musically for so long that it's just coming in cycles.

"Sexism isn't something I have encountered but you do have to prove yourself and you do have to fight to have creative control that little bit harder perhaps than a man."

Florence + the Machine's second album 'Ceremonials' is out now.

Florence + the Machine

Lusty vocalist with a fine line in stage gear and one of the most distinctive voices in pop.

Brighton Centre

Sun 25 Nov

£45–£55 / 0844 847 1515

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Thu 15 Nov

£37.40–£57.40 / 0844 248 1585

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Fri 16 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 338 8000

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The legendary Irish rock group – comprised of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr – perform a number of shows as part of the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour.

Manchester Arena

Fri 19 Oct

£35–£190 / 0844 847 8000

Sat 20 Oct

£35–£190 / 0844 847 8000

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Tue 23 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

Wed 24 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

The SSE Arena, Belfast

Sat 27 Oct

£38–£185 / 028 9073 9074

Sun 28 Oct

£38–£185 / 028 9073 9074

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