The Killers play special cover version at Shockwaves NME Awards

The band honour a classic British band

The Killers marked their Shockwaves NME Awards live performance by playing a special cover version tonight (March 1).

The band thrilled Hammersmith Palais in London with a cover of Joy Division’s ‘Shadowplay’.

The Las Vegas band have recorded the track for the forthcoming movie ‘Control’, based around the life of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis.

The Killers also performed their own ‘Uncle Johnny’ from current album ‘Sam’s Town’.

Other live performances scheduled for today include performances from Kaiser Chiefs, The View, a Beth Ditto and Jarvis Cocker duet and Godlike Geniuses Primal Scream.

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Meanwhile get next week’s special edition issue of NME out on UK newsstands from March 7 for the ultimate coverage of the Shockwaves NME Awards 2007.