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The Killers air rarities, debut new material and bring out Woody Harrelson for ‘intimate’ Brixton Academy show

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Check out the photos of the band’s epic London return

The Killers' Brandon Flowers live at Brixton Academy

The Killers’ Brandon Flowers live at Brixton Academy
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Last night, The Killers stormed London with an intimate gig at the O2 Academy Brixton. Check out photos, footage, the setlist and what went down below.

A relatively small show for the band following their last UK gig headlining London’s Hyde Park as part of British Summer Time Festival, the band were in town to launch their upcoming fifth album ‘Wonderful Wonderful’.

Along with their staple cover of Joy Division’s ‘Shadowplay’, the band also played ‘Hot Fuss’ classic ‘Andy You’re A Star’ and  ‘Sawdust’ rarity ‘Sweet Talk’ – both for the first time since 2009. They also debuted new song ‘The Calling’, introduced by screen legend Woody Harrelson. See the photos below for more details.

The Killers setlist was:

The Man
Run for Cover
Somebody Told Me
Spaceman
The Way It Was
Smile Like You Mean It
Andy, You’re a Star
Shadowplay (Joy Division cover)
Miss Atomic Bomb
Human
For Reasons Unknown
A Dustland Fairytale
Read My Mind
Runaways
All These Things That I’ve Done
Mr. Brightside
Encore:
The Calling (with Woody Harrelson)
Sweet Talk
When You Were Young

I got news for you, baby
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The band opened their set with huge new single ‘The Man’ – already landing like a classic

The band tore into another epic cut from upcoming album 'Wonderful Wonderful
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The band tore into another epic cut from upcoming album ‘Wonderful Wonderful

It's only been two month, smiled frontman Brandon Flowers to screams from the capacity crowd, looking back to their huge Hyde Park gig
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“It’s only been two month,” smiled frontman Brandon Flowers to screams from the capacity crowd, looking back to their huge Hyde Park gig

This was the band's first UK gig with a replacement for both Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer - who recently stepped back from touring with The Killers
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This was the band’s first UK gig with a replacement for both Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer – who recently stepped back from touring with The Killers

We're gonna play a new song tonight that you never heard before, Flowers told the crowd, and a song we haven't played in about 11 years
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“We’re gonna play a new song tonight that you never heard before,” Flowers told the crowd, “and a song we haven’t played in about 11 years”

That new track was the Depeche Mode-esque rumbling of 'The Calling'
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That new track was the Depeche Mode-esque rumbling of ‘The Calling’

And it was introduced by the illustrious and praise-worthy Woody Harrelson
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And it was introduced by “the illustrious and praise-worthy Woody Harrelson”

And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples - Harrelson read a bible verse to introduce the track
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“And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples” – Harrelson read a bible verse to introduce the track

Just kickin' it with Woody Harrelson. Peter Crouch and member of Blossoms and Little Mix were also in the house
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Just kickin’ it with Woody Harrelson. Peter Crouch and member of Blossoms and Little Mix were also in the house

The Killers played 'Andy You're A Star' for the first time in eight years
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The Killers played ‘Andy You’re A Star’ for the first time in eight years

They also treated hardcore fans to the rarity 'Sweet Talk' from the 'Sawdust' compilation
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They also treated hardcore fans to the rarity ‘Sweet Talk’ from the ‘Sawdust’ compilation

'Mr Brightside' - the ultimate crowd-pleaser
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‘Mr Brightside’ – the ultimate crowd-pleaser

The band's next album 'Wonderful Wonderful' is out on September 22
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The band’s next album ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ is out on September 22

The Killers embark on a massive UK and European tour in November
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The Killers embark on a massive UK and European tour in November

For the full story behind The Killers' new album, pick up this week's NME - out Friday
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For the full story behind The Killers’ new album, pick up this week’s NME – out Friday

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