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The Killers halt Manchester show to check on elderly crowdsurfer

"I said Billy what ya doin'?"

By Hollie Geraghty

The Killers' Brandon Flowers performs live in Southampton
The Killers' Brandon Flowers performs live in Southampton (Picture: Rob Loud)

The Killers paused their Manchester show this weekend (June 11) to check on an elderly fan who was crowdsurfing.

Frontman Brandon Flowers spotted the audience member crowdsurfing at the Emirates Old Trafford, before he made made his way into the pit to check on the fan, putting his arm around him, according to Manchester Evening News.

On stage, Flowers told the crowd: “I said Billy what ya doin’?”

He also shared the man’s reply in an attempted Manchester/Northern accent: “He told me ‘I’m enjoyin’ me self.”

The band are currently on their UK and Ireland stadium tour. You can watch the interaction on Instagram here.

Earlier this month, Flowers spoke to Rolling Stone UK about his love for UK crowds. “We’ve been coming here for 18 years and developed a rapport that’s really special,” he said when asked about the shows scheduled across the country. “It’s a surprise to us, but at the same time I always felt of course we’re going to be welcomed here. A lot of the music we love came from here and it’s been a wonderful near two decades. We’ll never be able to repay the people here in the UK for what they did to our career, right back to those early gigs in 2004.”

The singer also spoke about the possibility of new music on the horizon. “It’s always on our mind and we’re always working. We have a single that is going to come out in the summer that we’re thrilled about,” he said. “We never sit down and have a roundtable discussion about which direction we’re going to go, we just follow the music. This song in particular we recorded with Shawn Everett and Stuart Price. It sounds exactly as it should!”

When asked if the song was the first of a new album campaign, Flowers replied: “In the current conditions, what’s beautiful about it is that you can just release a song, but I have a sneaking suspicion that we’ll have a new album.

“There are certain touchstones that it’s tough to extract from the band and those are things that we should wrap our arms around and be proud of. I think you’re going to see some of that on the record. We’ve never been afraid to experiment a little, but the first thing you’ll hear in the summer is going to be very Killers!”

The band released their sixth album ‘Imploding The Mirage’ in 2020, before following it last year with ‘Pressure Machine’.