Las Vegas alt-rock stars The Killers have revealed they will “have some guests coming out” during their hotly-anticipated Glastonbury headlining slot tonight, 29 June.
The NME caught up with the band’s frontman Brandon Flowers and drummer Ronnie Vannucci as they arrived on site at Glastonbury, but pair were fairly tight-lipped about their Pyramid Stage extravaganza later tonight.
“We don’t want to ruin the surprise!” Flowers said, backstage at the festival.
There had been rumours of a Liam Gallagher collaboration on stage tonight as the Oasis frontman is a friend of the band and performing right before The Killers at Glastonbury, but Flowers dispelled that rumour.
“Liam is not doing anything with us but we have other things going on”, the singer said. “We have some guests coming out, but we can’t tell you who! Liam is one of my kings though.”
Despite further probing, however, all the duo would reveal were details of Flowers’ jazzy stage outfit. The singer said, “I do have a special suit made. It’s blue. I don’t know, it’s nice.”
The Killers headline The Pyramid Stage for the second time tonight. Their first set in 2007, suffered from noise control issues which left the crowd unable to hear the band. However, they played a much-acclaimed unannounced Glastonbury set in 2017 and this time, the Nevadan quartet are determined to put on a flawless show.
“I feel good. There’s pressure but there’s pressure at every gig, when you get on stage you’ve got a job to do”, Ronnie Vanucci said.
“It’s people like you that create the pressure!” Flowers added, referring to the gathered media.
The Killers grew up in the Vegas desert, so before the NME departed, they asked for some tips on how to keep cool in this blistering Glastonbury heat – the hottest year for the festival on record.
“I guess we were just used to it”, Flowers replied. “It’s a drier heat where we’re from which is more tolerable. Drink lots of water. Wear sunscreen.”
The Killers are due to be onstage at Glastonbury at 9.45pm for their headlining slot tonight.
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