The Killers cover The Smiths’ ‘This Charming Man’ after Morrissey cancels headline set

Brandon Flowers and co. were left to close out the LA show

The Killers covered The Smiths‘ ‘This Charming Man’ at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas concert last night, after Morrissey cancelled his headline set.

Morrissey cited “illness in the touring party” for the cancellation. Sharing the news in a statement, it went on to say “it was hoped that conditions would improve the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas performance as scheduled. Morrissey looks forward to make it up to the Los Angeles fans as soon as possible.”

The cancellation left The Killers to close out the night, who celebrated by covering Smiths classic ‘This Charming Man’ for the loyal, disappointed Moz fans in the audience. Check out footage of the cover below.


Morrissey has cancelled or postponed 127 shows since 2012, according to CoS.

The former Smiths turned solo icon will return to the UK in February 2018. Touring in support of his new album ‘Low In High School‘, he added a fourth date at the O2 Academy in Brixton due to demand.

You can see the full tour dates below.

Tickets are available here.

Friday 16 – ABERDEEN AECC BHGE Arena
Saturday 17 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Tuesday 20 – DUBLIN 3Arena
Friday 23 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Metro Radio Arena
Saturday 24 – LEEDS first direct Arena
Tuesday 27 – BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena


MARCH 2018
Thursday 1 – LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Saturday 3 – BRIGHTON Centre
Wednesday 7 – LONDON Royal Albert Hall
Friday 9 – LONDON Alexandra Palace
Saturday 10 – LONDON London Palladium

The singer caused controversy last month when he claimed that the likes of Kevin Spacey had been “unfairly attacked.”