WATCH: The Killers In Special Mayweather Vs McGregor Fight Promo
21 August 2017, 15:12
Watch Brandon Flowers hype the big fight live from a boxing ring in the Las Vegas desert.
The Killers have appeared in a special promo video for the forthcoming Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight, happening this weekend.
The clip shows the band perform their single The Man in a boxing ring plonked down in the Nevada desert, while Mayweather and McGregor prep for the match.
The fight will see the UFC star take on the boxing hero at a super welterweight fight at the T-Moble Arena in The Killers’ home town of Vegas on 26 August,
Brandon Flowers told Rolling Stone why the band took part in the promo.: “I think there's a symbiotic relationship between using a song like ours and Las Vegas and a boxing arena. Business of boxing. It seemed to make sense."
“Oh, you want to use our song? We want to be in a ring too. You know what I mean… and I just wanted an excuse to wear this suit again. Really the main reason."
The new Killers album, Wonderful Wonderful, includes a song called Tyson Vs Douglas, referring to a 1990 boxing match which saw Buster Douglas KO Mike Tyson. "I realised everything was different after that fight,” Flowers explained. “It sounds like a big statement to make. It really had a profound effect on me."
Flowers recently told Radio X's Gordon Smart about the cover artwork of the single for The Man.