The Killers cover Kings of Leon at first live gig in nearly a year – watch

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The Killers made their live return over the weekend at the Firefly festival in Delaware, paying homage to King Of Leon, who were forced to cancel their headline slot the night before.

The US music festival was evacuated on Saturday (20th June) due to dangerous weather. Minutes before Kings Of Leon were due on the Main Stage, an announcement was made over the PA system: “Dangerous, inclement weather is coming. Please clear the festival site.” Festival goers were then asked to take down all pop-up tents and poles, before being led out of the festival grounds where they were subsequently asked to remain in their vehicles until the storm passed.

Closing the festival on Sunday (21st), The Killers’ frontman Brandon Flowers, opened the band’s headline set by telling the crowd: “I heard you had a little trouble yesterday. We’re trying to make up for it the best we can.”

After consulting with Kings of Leon fans in the audience, the band proceeded to cover the Tennessee group’s ‘The Bucket’ and an acoustic rendition of ‘Use Somebody.’ The performance marked the first time The Killers have played live together since Tennent’s Vital in Belfast in 2014.

Flowers recently released his new solo album, The Desired Effect. The record follows on from Flowers’ 2010 lone debut, Flamingo and The Killers’ last collaborative effort, Battle Born in 2012.

The singer recently declared The Killers to be the best band of the past 15 years. Speaking in the same interview, Flowers also revealed that he has collected his own facial hair shavings in a bag for the last seven years.

Watch the band’s Kings of Leon cover, below.

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