Usher joins The Afghan Whigs live onstage in New York

He performed his 2012 single 'Climax' with the rock band in Brooklyn

Usher joined The Afghan Whigs live onstage last night (October 5) in New York.

The R&B singer appeared onstage during the encore of the rock band’s set at the Williamsburg Hall Of Music in Brooklyn to sing his 2012 single ‘Climax’. The unlikely pairing previously performed the song together at last year’s SXSW in Austin, Texas. Click above to watch fan-shot footage of the performance.

According to fan reports at Brooklyn Vegan, the band also played a number of cover snippets during the set, including Drake’s ‘Over My Dead Body’, Sylvan Esso’s ‘Coffee’, The Replacements’ ‘Unsatisfied’ and Bobby Womack’s ‘Across 110th Street’ and The Police’s ‘Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic’.

The Afghan Whigs formed in 1986 before splitting in the early 2000s. They announced their reformation in 2011. They released their seventh album – ‘Do To The Beast’ – in 2014, their first in 16 years.