Lindsey Buckingham joins The Killers, Johnny Marr on “Mr. Brightside”, Fleetwood Mac Cover
Lindsey Buckingham made a surprise appearance at The Killers show in Los Angeles on August 27, performing with the band on their Implod the Mirage single, “Caution”, and a cover of “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac. Joined by Johnny Marr, Buckingham and The Killers then closed on the band’s 2004 hit “Mr. The Good Side.”
Currently touring North America with Johnny Marr, the first time on The Killers’ route since releasing their album Pressure Machine in 2021, the band were joined by on-and-off founding guitarist Fleetwood Mac during their show at Banc of California Stadium for their encore performance of all three songs.
Longtime Smiths fans, The Killers also covered the Smiths’ 1984 song “The Charming Man” featuring Marr, during their set that night. The band covered Smith classics like “There’s a Light That Never Goes Out”, “What She Said” and “Catch Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before”.
The Killers recently released their new single “Boy”, a song that Killers singer and songwriter Brandon Flowers said was the first track the band wrote when their Imploding The Mirage tour was canceled due to the pandemic. , and one inspired by the Utah town where he grew up.
“I had just moved back to Utah and started taking trips to Nephi, where I grew up,” Flowers said. “I found that the place I so desperately wanted to get away from at 16 was now a place I couldn’t help but return to. I have a son who is approaching my age. at this time in my life. With “boy” I want to reach out and tell myself and my sons not to think about it too much. And look for the “white arrows” in their lives. For me now, the white arrows are my wife, my children, my songs and the stage.
Produced by The Killers, featuring Stuart Price and Shawn Everett, the track was released ahead of the band’s current stadium and arena tour – also their biggest to date – which kicked off August 19 and is scheduled to run through October 10 in Washington, DC before continuing with dates in New Zealand and Australia through December 19.
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