Brandon Flowers reveals surreal toilet encounter with New Order’s Bernard Sumner

All of the magic happens at the NME Awards

The KillersBrandon Flowers has spoken out about the first time he met his ‘hero’, New Order frontman Bernard Sumner – with a bizarre meeting in the toilets at the NME Awards.

Flowers was speaking to Radio X, when he recalled the surprise incident by the urinals.

“It was our first time going to the NME Awards, and we were starstruck,” he said. “It was an incredible experience for us. We were just happy to be there. I’m in the bathroom. I’m at the urinal. And Bernard Sumner, who’s one of my heroes, steps up next to me.”


He continued: “And he starts singing ‘Somebody Told Me’ in my ear. It was so surreal, you know? Was it a good rendition? It was decent, yeah! He can carry a tune. That is so out of this world to have that happen. It was incredible!”

Not only was The Killers’ band name inspired by the fictional band in their video for ‘Crystal’, but they’ve since performed together a number of times – covering ‘Bizarre Love Triangle‘ and Joy Division’s ‘Shadowplay‘.

The Killers will release their fifth album ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ on September 21 – which, Flowers told NME was their most ‘personal and bare’ yet.

Their full UK and Ireland tour dates are below and tickets are on sale here.

Mon November 06 2017 – BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena
Tue November 07 2017 – BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena
Fri November 10 2017 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Metro Radio Arena
Mon November 13 2017 – MANCHESTER Arena
Tue November 14 2017 – MANCHESTER Arena
Thu November 16 2017 – DUBLIN 3Arena
Fri November 17 2017 – BELFAST SSE Arena Belfast
Sun November 19 2017 – LEEDS first direct Arena
Mon November 20 2017 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Tue November 21 2017 – ABERDEEN AECC GE Oil & Gas Arena
Thu November 23 2017 – NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
Sat November 25 2017 – SHEFFIELD Sheffield Arena
Mon November 27 2017 – LONDON O2 Arena
Tue November 28 2017 – LONDON O2 Arena