CROWD CONTROL

And guess who he’s got on speed dial…

Fresh from telling the world what he thinks of The Bravery, The Killers’ BRANDON FLOWERS has picked his new target: audiences.

Talking to Rolling Stone, the singer was asked “Who’s more fun to play to: American or British crowds?” and Flowers quickly came down on the side of the Brits.

“I think they appreciate music more in England because they’re not as spoiled as we are, you know, with the movies and cars and toys,” Flowers said, although he admitted he couldn’t always account for UK taste. “They definitely like different songs. Like, we have a song called ’Midnight Show’ and in America they love it. In England they don’t move at all. What’s wrong with them?”

Not that Flowers is too worried about British taste, after David Bowie attended a recent show in New York.

“I could see him the entire time,” said Flowers. “ I was fucking dying, ’cause he’s the one for me. He came backstage afterward, and I shook his hand, and he said, ‘I felt like I just saw the history of rock & roll’. I think he was basically saying we rip off from every genre.”

Flowers also added that he was friendly with another British celebrity when asked what famous phone numbers he had in his mobile?

“Um, I don’t think I have any,” he answered, “besides Alex from Franz Ferdinand.”

The Killers are set to play this year’s The Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Single day tickets for The Carling Weekend: Reading are still available by, [url=]going to the NME ticket shop or calling 0870 1 663 663.

Meanwhile, single day and weekend tickets for The Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival are available by [url=]going to the NME ticket shop here or calling 0870 1 663 663.