Speaking backstage at the weekend’s (July 16-18) Latitude Festival, Jones said he was a big fan of the Las Vegas band and the feeling is apparently mutual.
“I’ve spoken to Brandon Flowers,” explained Jones, who recently released his more stripped-down ‘Praise And Blame’ album. “He said he admired what I’d done in my career. Theres a connection there because he’s from Las Vegas, and of course I’ve performed there so many times over the years.”
There is no fixed release date for the planned collaboration, but Jones said it would definitely happen as soon as they had found a song they were happy with.
“The material has to be right,” said the singer. “That’s always been my main concern, with whichever people I’ve worked with.”
Jones has a reputation for surprising fans with unexpected collaborations. His career revival in recent years was kickstarted by 1999’s ‘Reload’, an album of cover versions on which he dueted with the likes of The Cardigans‘ Nina Persson and Kelly Jones of Stereophonics.
Tom Jones kicked off the 2010 Latitude Festival, playing an intimate set on the eve of the event (July 15), before returning for a bigger slot yesterday (18).