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The Killers will team up with legendary experimental German filmmaker Werner Herzog for a live concert webcast in September.
The show will be part of American Express’ Unstaged series, which pairs bands and celebrated directors for concerts streamed live on YouTube and VEVO. Past collaborations have included Arcade Fire with Terry Gilliam, Usher with Hamish Hamilton, Duran Duran with David Lynch, John Legend and the Roots with Spike Lee, Jack White with Gary Oldman, and My Morning Jacket with Todd Haynes.
The Killers-meet-Herzog event will happen at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. ET, the same day as the U.S. release of the band’s new album, Battle Born.
Killers bassist Mark Stoermer told Rolling Stone the band chose Herzog for his unique ideas, and it seems the director is taking his role seriously.
“He has ideas for someone crowd-surfing with a camera on,” Stoermer said. “He’s gonna put cameras on Ronnie [Vannucci Jr.] while he’s playing drums… I think there’s gonna be an animal involved. I’m sure it will be all done the right way.”
Watch the trailer below.
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