The Killers pay tribute to Andy Williams at Hollywood show

Band play 'Moon River' in honour of the late crooner

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The Killers paid tribute to the late singer Andy Williams at their show last night (September 26) at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles.

The Las Vegas band played their version of 'Moon River' during the hour-and-a-half long Hollywood show to honour the crooner, who passed away on Tuesday (September 25) at the age of 84. Williams' 1962 rendition of the Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini-penned song bought him global fame. You can watch a video of them performing the track live in London back in 2011 below.

The Killers arrived onstage in front of a sold out crowd just after 9pm (PST) and opened their 18-song set with current single 'Runaways', the first track to be taken from their new album, 'Battle Born'. "How many of you bought 'Battle Born'?" frontman Brandon Flowers asked the audience to cheers, before playing another new album track, 'Here With Me' – which was co-written by Flowers and Fran Healy of Travis – later in the set. The band also performed 'Flesh and Bone' from their Official UK Albums Chart-topping fourth album.

After 'For Reasons Unknown', on which Flowers played bass, he commented on the crowd's enthusiasm and asked: "Did you buy tickets or did you win tickets tonight? I feel like I'm in the fucking twilight zone. I thought I was in Los Angeles!"

The band finished up their set with a three-song encore, for which they were joined by one of 'Battle Born''s producers, Daniel Lanois, on 'Heart Of A Girl', a song he co-wrote with the band. The evening closed with 'Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine' and a raucous rendition of 'When You Were Young'.

The Killers played:

'Somebody Told Me'
'Smile Like You Mean It'
'Flesh and Bone'
'For Reasons Unknown'
'Bling (Confession Of A King)'
'Miss Atomic Bomb'
'Here With Me'
'A Dustland Fairytale'
'Moon River'
'Read My Mind'
'Mr Brightside'
'All These Things That I've Done'
'Heart Of A Girl'
'Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine'
'When You Were Young'

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