Having taken their name from a New Order video, The Killers have, not surprisingly, shown a predilection toward covering songs by classic alternative acts, including Joy Division, The Smiths, Morrissey and, of course, New Order. Now comes the band’s on-stage homage to The Cure.
In Salt Lake City last week, frontman Brandon Flowers told the audience about the cassettes his older brother used to pass down to him: The Smiths, Depeche Mode, New Order, Pet Shop Boys. And The Cure. Furthrmore, Flowers told the audience, his very first concert was seeing The Cure at that very arena.
“It was wonderful and I had a wonderful experience. And they played this song called ‘Push,’ and I was converted, I was officially concerted and baptized by this song ‘Push.'”
And with that, The Killers played the Head on the Door track. Watch the intro and performance below.
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