Riot breaks out during Death From Above 1979 reunion show at SXSW

March 20, 2011 by Tim Karan

Riot breaks out during Death From Above 1979 reunion show at SXSW

A riot ensued last night during the reunion show of Death From Above 1979 at the Beauty Bar Backyard venue during the South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. About 20 minutes after the band took the stage around 1 a.m. for their first show in five years, a massive swell of fans outside the venue knocked over a fence. Police intervened and reportedly used force and tasers before horse-mounted officers arrived. 

The band stopped their set and tried to calm down the crowd, but as they began playing "Romantic Rights," police stormed onto the stage and forced them to stop. The band were eventually allowed to resume playing. 

Watch footage of the incident below and let us know what you think.





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