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Florence Welch says she auditioned in a bathroom for first gig

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Florence Welch says she auditioned in a bathroom for first gig
Florence Welch talked about her first gig and performed on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

May 12 (UPI) -- Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine fame discussed how she landed her first gig while appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

"A lot of my first gigs were, I just kind of pretended I had a band and I didn't really have a band," Welch said on Wednesday of how she would lie to promoters to get booked for a show.

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Welch explained that when she got booked she then immediately started looking for bandmates to join her onstage.

"I got booked for my first show by auditioning in a night-club toilet and saying I had a band and just singing," she continued.

Welch also performed twice on The Tonight Show.

The first performance featured Welch joining Jimmy Buffet and Fallon for a rendition of Buffett's classic "Margaritaville." Welch came out for the song during the show's Audience Suggestion Box segment.

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Welch then took the stage with the Machine to perform their new song "My Love," which will appear on their new album titled Dance Fever, out Friday.

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