The Killers covered The Smiths’ ‘Please, Please, Please, Give Me What I Want’ with Johnny Marr at their concert last night (October 12) in Washington DC – check out the pics below.
Brandon Flowers and company wrapped up their 2022 North American tour at The Anthem venue, where they delighted fans with a career-long 23-song set. Marr opened for every date and played regularly on stage with a Las Vegas band.
During yesterday’s concert, The Killers invited Marr on stage to perform a joint production of The Smiths’ 1984 B-side ‘Please, please, please…’, marking the song’s first collaborative tour on the trip.
“Tonight is bittersweet: we have to play 30 dates with the legendary Johnny Marr,” Flowers said to the crowd before the relaxing cover. “We’re going to do two songs.”
Marr also collaborated on a live performance of The Smiths classic “This Charming Man”, before The Killers closed the concert with “Mr Brightside”. Below you will see a selection of images taken by fans.
Last month, Marr was joined on stage by his old Smiths friend Andy Rourke as he opened for The Killers in New York. Together they performed “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” and “How Soon Is Now”.
The following night, The Killers invited Bruce Springsteen to join them for three songs: ‘Badlands’, ‘A Dustland Fairytale’ and ‘Born To Run’. Lindsay Buckingham joined the group early in the tour to perform Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way”.
The Killers released a single called ‘Boy’ in August, after premiering it at the Mad Cool Festival in Madrid.
Speaking to NME before the performance, Brandon Flowers explained that he owned the song from “Pressure Machine 2021.” “There is hope about him,” he said, “he’s in the dust, he’s in the gutter, and he’s looking at the stars. He is writing on another new wave vehicle.”