Watch The Killers and The Lathums perform live together

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14 Jul 2022, 11:55

The Killers' Brandon Flowers and The Lathums' Alex Moore.

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The Killers clearly enjoy a live collaboration. Remember when they invited Pet Shop Boys and Johnny Marr onstage with them for a cracking performance at Glastonbury? Well, the Las Vegas legends have been at it again, this time covering a song by The Lathums, with the help of the Wigan band’s frontman. 

The Killers are currently in the midst of a European tour, and at their gig in Austria on Tuesday (12th July) vocalist Brandon Flowers told the crowd: “We have had the great pleasure of playing a few shows with The Lathums. They are a great band from the UK. They’re from Wigan!,” 

Inviting The Lathums’ singer Alex Moore onto the stage, Brandon said: “We’re going to do something with Alex.” He continued: “I first heard about them from this song, it’s called How Beautiful Life Can Be, and it’s a beautiful song. We’re going to share it with you now.”

The Lathums shared footage of the suitably beautiful occasion on their Twitter page, saying “When Brandon Flowers of @thekillers asks you to sing one of your own songs live in Vienna.”

Fans of both The Killers and The Lathums loved the collab. Regarding Brandon inviting Alex on stage, one person wrote on Twitter: “It’s really special when he does this. I saw you support them in Paris and knew then that you were good enough for this to happen.”

Someone else wrote: “Living the absolute dream lads. Could not have happened to a lovelier bunch of lads.”

The Lathums have been busy of late, as they also played at TRNSMT in Glasgow last weekend. In case you missed all of the awesomeness from the festival, you can catch up with TRNSMT with Jayne Middlemiss on Virgin Radio.

How Beautiful Life Can Be is lifted from The Lathums’ 2021 album of the same name. Ahead of the album’s release, the band visited Virgin Radio to play a cracking live session, including the title-track. 

Meanwhile, The Killers, who recently invited a fan on stage to play drums with them, have debuted new material live of late, and they have been working on their next album, which might see the light later this year.