Watch Coldplay Debut “Up In Flames” In Austin

Robbie Daw | September 16, 2011 11:10 am

Last week Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto track “Up In Flames” was described on the band’s site as “immense” and “hypnotic in its simplicity, but devastatingly, achingly gorgeous.” Last night the UK band debuted the song live for a taping of the long-running series Austin City Limits, ahead of today’s kickoff of the annual Texas festival of the same name.

MTV News reports that Coldplay taped a special 90-minute editon of Austin City Limits, though the episode apparently won’t air until New Year’s Eve. Thankfully we can always rely on someone in the audience recording the whole thing on their mobile phone and slapping it on YouTube.

The band’s performance of the somber, slow-paced tune clocked in at just under three minutes and 30 seconds. Let us know what you think of “Up In Flames” below after giving the track a listen.