Watch Brandon Flowers, Bernard Sumner Team for ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’
Killers singer also praises New Order at Manchester gig: “I was just hooked, and it ended up having a big influence on me later.”
Brandon FlowersÂ continues to bring out all-star guests at hisÂ Desired EffectÂ concerts as he treks through Europe: AfterÂ singing alongside Pretenders’ Chrissie HyndeÂ during a London show, the Killers singer was next joined byÂ New Order’s Bernard Sumner at his Manchester gig Sunday night, performing the classic “Bizarre Love Triangle.” The collaboration comes just days after it was revealed that Flowers was in the studio working with New Order on an unspecified project,Â NMEÂ reports.
“I remember when I was a kid, I lived in this really small town in rural Utah and nothing exciting was happening. It was when MTV used to be relevant and play great music videos,” Flowers said before introducing Sumner to the crowd. “I can still see what the room looked like and what kind day it was outside, and New Order was on the screen, and I was just hooked, and it ended up having a big influence on me later.” Flowers also dubbed Sumner, “the chairman of the beat.”
Flowers wasn’t exaggerating when he said New Order had a “big influence” on him: He named his outfitÂ “the Killers” after the fictional band seen in New Order’s 2001″Crystal” video. Flowers first joined New Order at the group’sÂ T in the Park set in 2005 to perform “Crystal,” and then the Killers themselves covered theÂ Get ReadyÂ single themselves at their own Manchester concert in February 2013 with Sumner as guest. This isn’t Flowers first time performing “Bizarre Love Triangle” either as the Killers, with Sumner again guesting, playedÂ the song together in Manchester in 2009.