The Strokes play first festival show of 2011 at SXSW

Julian Casablancas and co bring 'Angles' to Austin

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: The Strokes

The Strokes played their first festival show of 2011 last night (March 17), at Austin's South By Southwest event.

The band played a free show on Auditorium Shores Stage at Lady Bird Lake at the Austin bash.

Predictably, thousands of fans flocked to the show, with security guards eventually closing off entrances as the gig area reached its capacity. Translators stood at the front of the stage translating the lyrics to sign language to help out hearing impaired gig-goers.

The band played songs from new album 'Angles' as well as older hits 'The Modern Age', 'You Only Live Once', 'Reptilia' and set-closer 'Last Nite'.

A volley of fireworks was let off as they closed the show.

Jack White had made an appearance at the festival the previous day, playing a short live solo set.

The Strokes played:

'What Ever Happened'
'The Modern Age
'You Only Live Once'
'Under Cover Of Darkness'
'New York City Cops'
'You're So Right'
'Under Control'
'Life Is Simple In The Moonlight'
'I Can't Win'
'Taken For A Fool'
'Take It Or Leave It'
'Hard To Explain'
'Last Nite'

Read More On This Artist

More News
Fans hope for Oasis reunion following news of Beady Eye split
Former Cream musician Jack Bruce dies, aged 71
Morrissey criticises 'abysmal' Italian venues as European tour continues
Liam Gallagher says Beady Eye are 'no longer'
McBusted confirm Blink-182, Weezer members appear on their debut album
Kate Bush's former London home up for sale priced at £3m
Deadmau5 criticises Paris Hilton following reports she earns £400,000 a night as a DJ
The Rolling Stones announce 'L.A. Forum Live in 1975' DVD details
Foo Fighters perform new song 'The Feast and The Famine' at epic three hour Washington gig
Pink Floyd take fans inside recording studio during latest 'Endless River' preview clip...
Shakira partners with Fisher-Price for line of baby toys
Depeche Mode share live version of 'Enjoy The Silence' from Anton Corbijn concert film...
Tinchy Stryder and Chuckle Brothers share video for collaborative track 'To Me, To You'...
CMJ festival issues statement concerning Ebola scare
She And Him share cover of Dusty Springfield's 'Stay Awhile'
One Direction fan-fiction writer signs six-figure book deal
Klaxons hint at split: forthcoming UK tour will be their last
Panda Bear announces new album 'Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper' – hear first song now
Muse working with AC/DC producer on new studio album
Gerard Way covers Sleater-Kinney's 'I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone' – watch
Iggy Azalea teams with MØ for new single 'Beg For It' - listen
Thurston Moore criticises Twitter users who 'exist on scandal'

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM