Watch The Killers Premiere New Song “The Calling” Live With Woody Harrelson

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 06: Musicians Dave Keuning (L) and Brandon Flowers of The Killers perform onstage during the grand opening of T-Mobile Arena on April 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for ABA)

The Killers debuted a new song, “The Calling,” at concert last night in London. The tune, an operatic rock shuffle with a touch of sleazy blues guitar and gospel-style backing vocals, was preceded by a live introductory monologue from Woody Harrelson. The intro complimented the liturgical impressions of the music and lyrics, with its discussion of “keys to the kingdom,” moving into “the light,” and specifically, Brandon Flowers’ opening passage about “having the last two chapters of Matthew in my hand.” Harrelson, a famous atheist, quoted from Matthew 9:10, 9:11, and 9:12 in his opening speech.

Watch fan clips of the spectacle below. “The Calling” is slated to appear on the band’s new album Wonderful Wonderful, due out September 22. We’ve already heard “Run for Cover,”  “The Man.” and the title track from the album.

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