"I was converted, I was officially converted and baptized by this song".
As they performed at The Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, frontman Brandon Flowers explained how his brother had first introduced him to the Robert Smith-led band by lending him their cassettes.
In turn, this led to Flowers seeing The Cure at the very same Utah venue.
“It was wonderful and I had a wonderful experience”, Flowers explained.
Before playing the Head On The Door track, he added: “They played this song Push. I was converted, I was officially converted and baptized by this song Push.’
Meanwhile, it was recently announced that The Killers will return to the UK festival circuit for a headline show at Latitude Festival.
The Suffolk festival will return to Henham Park from Thursday 12 – Sunday 15 July, and sees both The Killers and Solange headlining as they make their Latitude debuts along with the return of Alt-J.
The Cure, meanwhile, are gearing up for a huge show at London’s Hyde Park this summer to mark 40 years since the release of their first single.