The Killers cover U2

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 November 2012
The Killers singer Brandon Flowers

The Killers singer Brandon Flowers

The Killers performed a mesmerising stripped-down cover of U2's hit 'With or Without You' at their concert at The 02 in London on Saturday night (17.11.12)

The Killers performed a spellbinding cover of U2's 'With or Without You' at The 02 arena in London on Saturday night (17.11.12).

Singer Brandon Flowers and guitarist Dave Keuning played a stripped down version of the classic track much to the delight of the sold-out 20,000-strong crowd.

The song was just one of many highlights in a hit-laden set which was made up of material from their four studio albums.

The Killers opened with 'Mr. Brightside' - taken from their 2003 album 'Hot Fuss' - with the house lights still on and followed it up with 'The Way It Was' and 'Smile Like You Mean It'.

Before playing their third track, Brandon made reference to the throat problems that forced the group to cut short a concert at the Manchester Evening News Arena after just four songs on Tuesday night (13.11.12) and cancel their gig the following night.

The flamboyant frontman - who was taking to The 02 stage for a second night - told fans: "I'm feeling OK. We made it last night, get your fingers cross so we make it a second round tonight."

Brandon, 31, further proved his voice was in good shape by singing a cappella in the middle of 'Bones'.

Other highlights included 'Human', 'Somebody Told Me', 'Runaways', 'Miss Atomic Bomb' and 'When You Were Young', after which Brandon exclaimed "we made it through" in another reference to his vocal problems.

The Killers - which also includes Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. - closed the show with an incredible rendition of the title track from their new album 'Battle Born'.

As the band continued to play, Brandon announced "we are The Killers, a fabulous Las Vegas band" before heading down to salute his adoring fans in the front row.

The Killers

Las Vegas rockers famed for their glamorous take on indie rock'n'roll. The Killers are Brandon Flowers (vocals/keyboards), Dave Keuning (guitars), Mark Stoermer (bass) and Ronnie Vannucci (drums).

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Mon 27 Nov

Sold out / 0844 856 0202

With Juanita Stein.

Tue 28 Nov

Sold out / 0844 856 0202

With Juanita Stein.

Sheffield Arena

Sat 25 Nov

Sold out / 0114 256 5656


The legendary Irish rock group – comprised of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr – perform a number of shows to mark the 30th anniversary of their 1987 seminal LP The Joshua Tree.