The band play a set just before midnight before thousands of fans...

THE KILLERS celebrated New Year in LA with a thrilling countdown set.

The Las Vegas four piece headlined the Giant New Year’s Eve celebration in the city (December 31) alongside DJs Paul Oakenfold, John Digweed and Desyn Masielo.

The Killers played an hour long set of hits from their debut album ‘Hot Fuss’ as thousands cheered them on.

“I can’t really think of a better place for us to be,” frontman Brandon Flowers told the packed crowd, who braved the threat of rain to watch the band. “Los Angeles has been very good to us this year.”

The Killers nine song set included favourites ‘Jenny Was a Friend of Mine’, ‘All These Things That I’ve Done’, and ‘Somebody Told Me’. At times the crowd was so lively they surged, knocking open a gate with access to the stage, at others several women were spotted flashing the band.

“I wanna wish everyone a happy new year before we leave,” Flowers said before the band ended their set just before midnight with ‘Mr. Brightside’.

The Killers return to the UK later this month for the ShockWaves NME Awards Tour.