Known for surprising fans with an occasional cover, The Killers have paid tribute to a myriad of artists including Oasis with their version of “Don’t Look in Anger,” The Raspberries’ “Go All the Way,” U2’s “Ultraviolet (Light My Way),” The Eagles’ “Hotel California” and Alphaville’s “Forever Young.”

During their November 17 concert at England’s O2 Arena promoting new album, Battleborn, the Las Vegas band brought chills to the audience with their stripped-down version of U2’s Joshua Tree mega-hit “With or Without You.” Flowers, accompanied only by guitarist Dave Keuning’s light strumming, found the audience singing along word for word.

Response from the band’s fans appears to be overwhelmingly positive, an example of which comes from YouTube viewer Live Hope who said, “It’s not about who sings it better……they are both brilliant musicians! It’s an awesome cover, sang in Brandon’s style and it’s lovely. They pick the best songs to cover and always do them justice, it shows they have respect for other bands and musicians!”

The Killers are currently on the UK leg of their Battleborn, kicking off their U.S. leg November 29 in Colorrado. Notable U.S. dates  include Live 105’s Not So Silent Night at Oakland’s Oracle Arena and KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas at Universal City’s Gibson Amphitheatre.

The Killers Battleborn U.S. Tour Dates

November 29 – Broomfield, CO, 1st Bank Center
November 30 – Orem, UT, UCCU Center
December 3 – Vancouver, BC, Pacific Coliseum
December 4 – Seattle, WA, Deck the Hall Ball
December 5 – Portland, OR, Theater of the Clouds at the Rose Garden
December 7 – San Diego, CA, 91X WREX the Halls
December 8 – Oakland, CA, Live 105’s Not So Silent Night
December 9 – Universal City, CA, KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, Gibson Amphitheatre
December 13 – Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center
December 14 – New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
December 15 – Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
December 17 – Boston, MA, Agganis Arena
December 18 – Fairfax, VA, Patriot Center
December 20 – Ypsilanti, MI, EMU Convocation Center
December 21 – Chicago, IL, UIC Pavilion
December 28 – Las Vegas, NV, The Cosmopolitan
December 29 – Las Vegas, NV, The Cosmopolitan

— Jay Tilles, CBS Local


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