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. Watch the band’s cover of “Push” here.
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Morrissey’s cancellation as headliner of tonight’s KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show left The Killers as the evening’s closing act, and Brandon Flowers and Co. took the opportunity to give fans what they weren’t getting, covering both The Smiths’ “This Charming Man” and Moz’s own “Everyday is Like Sunday.”
While New Order’s set at Lollapalooza in Chicago was not part of the festival’s webcast last night, those watching the livestream did catch a glimpse of Bernard Sumner when he joined The Killers onstage — as he’s been known to do in the past — to help the band perform its souped-up cover of Joy Division’s “Shadowplay.”
The Killers famously took their name from the faux band performing in New Order’s video for the 2001 single “Crystal,” so it was fitting that Bernard Sumner joined the American band onstage Monday night in his hometown of Manchester to perform the track. Check out the performance right here.
A few tracks from Q magazine’s tribute to U2′s ‘Achtung Baby’ dribbled out in advance of the issue’s arrival this week, but we’re now finally able to present the full set — featuring Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Jack White, The Killers, Garbage and U2 itself (in remixed form) — thanks to YouTube uploader ToneNoir.
U2 has revealed the full tracklist for Q magazine’s ‘AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered’ tribute album, which will feature Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Jack White, Garbage, The Killers, Patti Smith, Damien Rice, Gavin Friday, Snow Patrol, Glasvegas and U2 itself (in remixed form).