Brandon Flowers joined by Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders during London gig – watch

Pair performed 'Between Me & You' and 'Don't Get Me Wrong' at O2 Academy Brixton

Brandon Flowers was joined on stage by Chrissie Hynde in London last night (May 21).

The Killers’ frontman played his first UK date since releasing new solo album ‘The Desired Effect’ at the O2 Academy Brixton.

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Hynde joined Flowers to perform ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong’, the song she first released in as a member of The Pretenders in 1986, before the pair collaborated on new duet ‘Between Me and You’, whcih features on ‘The Desired Effect’. Scroll down to watch the performances now.

Elsewhere in the set, Flowers performed songs from both his new solo record including ‘Can’t Deny My Love’, and 2010 solo effort ‘Flamingo’ while producer Ariel Rechtshaid and members of Haim watched on. There were also three songs by The Killers in the set, including ‘Jenny Was A Friend of Mine’ and a reworked version of ‘Mr Brightside’.

Prior to performing ‘Still Want You’, Flowers brought his wife and two sons onto the stage. He then dedicated the song to Tana, his wife.

Brandon Flowers played:


‘Dreams Come True’
‘Can’t Deny My Love’
‘Hard Enough’
‘Jenny Was a Friend of Mine’
‘Lonely Town’
‘I Can Change’
‘Read My Mind’
‘Swallow It’
‘Only the Young’
‘Mr. Brightside’
‘Don’t Get Me Wrong’
‘Between Me And You’
‘Still Want You’
‘The Way It’s Always Been’

Flowers plays another gig in London tonight (May 22) before moving on to shows in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and Edinburgh. See the full details below.

Brandon Flowers will play the following UK live dates:

London Brixton Academy (May 22)
Manchester Academy (24)
Edinburgh Usher Hall (25)
Leeds O2 Academy (26)
Birmingham O2 Academy (28)

Flowers’ new album follows on from his 2010 solo debut ‘Flamingo’ and his band’s 2012 effort ‘Battle Born’. He recently declared The Killers to be the best band of the past 15 years. Speaking in the same interview, Brandon Flowers also revealed that he has collected his own facial hair shavings in a bag for the last seven years.