Coachella 2013: Phoenix entertains audience with R. Kelly despite no Daft Punk

Coachella 2013: Phoenix entertains audience despite no Daft Punk

Posted:   04/14/2013 01:06:35 AM PDT
Updated:   04/14/2013 04:26:19 AM PDT


R. Kelly joined Phoenix as a surprise guest on night two of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Courtesy photo by Denis O Regan/Coachella)

Phoenix closed out the second night of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. (Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Staff Writer)

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INDIO — Phoenix’s Saturday headlining set at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival featured lead singer Thomas Mars crowd surfing, multiple hit radio singles and a performance from R. Kelly.

The set, however, did not feature a highly-anticipated performance from Daft Punk, despite audience members repeatedly chanted the group’s name and rumors suggesting the electronic duo might perform with the Paris, France alternative rock group.

Chicago singer R.Kelly appeared to shock audience members when he started performing his hits “Bump n’ Grind” (from 1994) and “Ignition (remix)” from 2003 with Phoenix as his backing band after the group winded down its first set.

R. Kelly saluted the Coachella audience before he left the stage and when Phoenix came back to perform there was no sign or mention of Daft Punk.

Audience members lingered after Phoenix exited the stage and the house lights went on but they eventually walked away when they realized there would be no performance from the electronic duo.

Before R. Kelly, the group performed hits like”Lisztomania,” “1901” and “Lasso” besides “Girlfriend” “The Real Thing” and more. | @IEmusicNow