Published Jun 18, 2012In what Wayne Coyne described as a "great cosmic collision" of live music, the Flaming Lips and Radiohead were scheduled to perform simultaneous sets in Toronto on Saturday night (June 16). When tragedy struck at Downsview Park, however, the Lips' frontman addressed the crowd gathered at Yonge-Dundas Square, acknowledging those who were affected by the stage collapse before Radiohead's show.
Sending "all of our thoughts and all of our collective good karma" to the Radiohead family, the Flaming Lips paid respect to the man who was killed (now identified as drum tech Scott Johnson) with a cover of Amnesiac's "Knives Out." Delivering a stripped-down and sentimental rendition of the song, Coyne definitely captured the mood of the emotional live music lovers in Toronto this weekend.
Check out our review of the Flaming Lips' show over here and watch audience footage of the band performing "Knives Out" below.