The Killers cover Maps by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Governors Ball in New York City

At Governors Ball, The Killers brought a nostalgic vibe to the stage as they paid tribute to Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ iconic track “Maps.” This special rendition came amidst their preparations for a Las Vegas residency marking the 20th anniversary of their debut album, “Hot Fuss.” The band’s performance of “Maps” was preceded by their own hit “Runaways,” creating a seamless transition between their own discography and their homage to another early 2000s classic.

This isn’t the first time The Killers have honored their musical influences at Governors Ball. In 2016, they delighted fans by covering Interpol’s “Obstacle 1,” showcasing their appreciation for fellow New York-based bands from the same era.

Before their Governors Ball appearance, The Killers warmed up with an intimate show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom, where they surprised fans by performing “Andy, You’re a Star” from “Hot Fuss” for the first time since 2018. This choice may hint at their preparations for the upcoming Las Vegas residency, where they’ll be revisiting the album that catapulted them to fame.

Fans can look forward to The Killers’ “Hot Fuss” 25th anniversary shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, scheduled to kick off in August. The band will also be embarking on a European tour before returning stateside for headline performances at major festivals like Lollapalooza in Chicago and Outside Lands in San Francisco.

Overall, The Killers’ recent performances and upcoming residency serve as a testament to their enduring influence and the timeless appeal of their music, which continues to resonate with fans old and new alike.

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