December 3, 2013 18:42
The Killers unveil 'Christmas In LA' video - watch
The part-animated promo features actors Owen Wilson and Harry Dean Stanton
The video stars Owen Wilson and features a cameo from Harry Dean Stanton as well as an animated Warren Zevon, who appears after the track references his 1970s song 'Carmelita'. It was directed by Kelly Loosi. For the last eight years, the band have released a festive charity single. 'Christmas in LA' was co-written with Dawes and also features vocals from Taylor Goldsmith of the band. Click above to watch the video.
"This year, the song's about a struggling actor in LA who misses the traditional Christmas," Flowers recently told Metro. He added: "You'll never see us smile or let our hair down as much as when we do the Christmas stuff. It always turns out to be a lot of work but it's really refreshing."
Proceeds from the song are going to Global Fund to Fight AIDS. "What's nice is that it happens to coincide with World Aids Day, which is December 1, so it made sense to write Christmas songs to raise money for Red Project," he continued. "This is our eighth year without doing any covers and we've done all types of Christmas songs, from love stories to The Cowboys' Christmas Ball, and a Santa that's out to getcha."
The Killers will perform live during The X Factor final, it has been confirmed. The current series of the ITV talent show is due to end on the weekend of December 14 and 15 with a host of big name guests performing between this year's contestants. The Las Vegas band, who recently released their greatest hits collection 'Direct Hits', will perform 'Mr Brightside' and 'Human' on the Saturday night (December 14).
Joining The Killers on the show will be Elton John, One Direction, Katy Perry and Tom Odell, with Elton John duetting with X Factor judge Gary Barlow on the Take That man's new single 'Face To Face'. The show's final is filmed at Wembley Arena and will be broadcast live on ITV.
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