Watch the Killers Cover Tom Petty’s “American Girl” and “The Waiting”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 06: Musician Brandon Flowers of The Killers performs 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)

Last night, The Killers honored Tom Petty with two covers of the late rock icon during their set at the Austin City Limits festival l. The band opened their set with an energetic cover of “American Girl.” At the end of the performance, frontman Brandon Flowers paid his respects to the late artist, shouting, “Ladies and gentlemen, pay some rock and roll respect to the irreplaceable, the one and only, Tom Petty,” as a portrait of Petty appeared on the giant screen behind him.

Flowers again expressed his personal connection to Petty later in the show: “It was just like somebody stabbed you in the heart when you heard that he died…His music will never die and we’re grateful for all that he did, and I wish we could tell him that.” The band then launched into a cover of “The Waiting.” Watch both covers below. [Stereogum]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AQ8uAx0ZU8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwSrT6tUrys

IMPACT

you may like

Scroll to Top