“Everyone will get a bit of nervous when their boss exhibits up for work, proper?” frontman Brandon Flowers requested the group as The Killers wrapped up their present at Madison Sq. Backyard final evening, October 1. The band then introduced out The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen, who joined in for an epic 3-song encore.
Collectively, the 2 acts delved into their 2021 collaboration track “Dustland” (a tackle The Killers’ “A Dustland Fairytale” from their 2008 album Day And Age) in addition to a few Springsteen ’70s-era gems “Badlands” and “Born To Run,” in accordance with Setlist.fm.
Making it much more particular, the troupe was joined by saxophonist Jake Clemons, who’s the nephew of late E Road Band member Clarence Clemons who performed with Springsteen for 40 years till his passing in 2011.
The Killers are at present on tour to assist their albums Imploding The Mirage (2020) and Strain Machine (2021) and have been pulling out a who’s who of particular visitors alongside the way in which.
Along with Springsteen for his or her second of two exhibits at Madison Sq. Backyard, the band has been joined by their tour opener, guitarist Johnny Marr, for epic takes on his materials with The Smiths, resembling “This Charming Man.” The Las Vegas rock act additionally beforehand recruited Lindsey Buckingham earlier within the trek for a particular Fleetwood Mac cowl of “Go Your Personal Means.”
The mutual love fest of Springsteen and The Killers is not any secret. The Killers have typically cited The Boss as influential on their work whereas Springsteen had Flowers on his “Letters To You Radio” present a pair years again, with the elder calling The Killers a “hell of a band,” in accordance with NME. The 2 musical acts additionally beforehand took the stage collectively in 2009 on the Pinkpop Pageant within the Netherlands.
Springsteen has been making a ton of cameos recently, beforehand showing on stage with Paul McCartney and Coldplay this yr. In October 2021, he additionally wrapped up a four-month stint on Broadway at New York’s St. James Theatre.
Springsteen and The E Road Band are set to embark on an enormous 2023 world area tour kicking off in February, although skyrocketing ticket prices by the hands of Ticketmaster’s “dynamic pricing” techniques have drawn the ire of numerous followers. Final month, New Jersey Representative Bill Pascrell Jr. wrote to Ticketmaster, demanding extra transparency for its pricing construction.
See movies under of Bruce Springsteen becoming a member of The Killers onstage at Madison Sq. Backyard. The Killers tour continues by means of October 10.
Watch The Killers convey out Bruce Springsteen for “Badlands”
Watch The Killers carry out “Dustland” with Bruce Springsteen
Watch Bruce Springsteen carry out “Born To Run” with The Killers
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