Atoms For Peace stream surprise Austin gig – watch

The band put on the show after the final day of Austin City Limits festival was cancelled due to severe weather warnings

Atoms For Peace are currently streaming their last-minute gig at Austin’s Moody Theatre on Sunday (October 13) after the festival they were supposed to be playing was cancelled.

Following news that the final day of Austin City Limits was to be pulled and after Thom Yorke tweeted: “Austin Texas tonight. A storm to end all storms! Lightning and thunder & rain like I have never seen..” the band decided to play a surprise set in town. The gig is now streaming. Click above to watch the show and scroll down for a setlist from the evening.

The final day of Austin City Limits festival was cancelled due to poor weather conditions. Flash flood warnings were issued and it was reported that between five and 11 inches of rain fell overnight on Saturday (October 12) around the festival site. Announcing the cancellation on their website, organisers said they regretted having to pull the show, but they had to make people’s safety a priority.


“Our first priority is always the safety of our fans, staff and artists,” said Shelby Meade, communications director for C3 Presents, the promoter behind Austin City Limits Music Festival. “We regret having to cancel the show today, but safety always comes first.”

Franz Ferdinand, The National and Phoenix were also due to play on the final day of the event. Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos tweeted: “So disappointed that ACL is cancelled. I’ve been looking forward to this all week.” Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Kings of Leon managed to play across the weekend.

Atoms For Peace played:

‘Before Your Very Eyes…’
‘The Clock’
‘And It Rained All Night’
‘Harrowdown Hill’
‘Cymbal Rush’
‘Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses’
‘Rabbit In Your Headlights’
‘Paperbag Writer’
‘Atoms for Peace’
‘Black Swan’