Florence and the Machine, Civil Wars and More to Appear on a New Season of MTV Unplugged

MTV’s intimate acoustic show will return April 8th, beginning with a performance from Florence + The Machine. The candlelit set was recorded back in December at Angel Orensanz, the oldest synagogue in New York with the accompaniment of a 10-piece choir, and features special guest stars like Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, who joins frontwoman Florence Welch for a cover of the Johnny and June Carter Cash classic, "Jackson," as well as Welch covering the Otis Redding classic, "Try A Little Tenderness" (sadly, no surprise Jay-Z/Kanye appearance to our knowledge). As everyone knows, you can’t do MTV Unplugged without a few covers. The band’s MTV Unplugged set will also be released as an album in April.

Other participants in this season of Unplugged include The Civil Wars (fresh off the Hunger Games soundtrack) and country star Dierks Bentley, as well as feature episodes on VH1 and CMT.

In honor of the return of Unplugged, watch some classic Unplugged performances from Bruce Springsteen and Melissa Etheridge, Lauryn Hill and, of course, Nirvana:

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