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Werner Herzog to direct live Killers webcast for AMEX

By | Published on Friday 31 August 2012

The Killers

The same scheme responsible for one-off collaborations between Jack White and Gary Oldman, Duran Duran and David Lynch, and Hamish Hamilton and Usher, American Express’s Unstaged series, has now persuaded German film auteur Werner Herzog to direct a concert webcast featuring The Killers. And potentially a surprise animal.

The set will be screened live from New York’s Paradise Theatre on 18 Sep (via this YouTube link), which is also the day The Killers release their new LP ‘Battle Born’ in the US. We’ll have it a day earlier, of course.

Rolling Stone quotes the band’s bassist, Mark Stoermer, as speculating thus: “He [Herzog] has ideas for someone crowd surfing with a camera on. [And] he’s gonna put cameras on Ronnie while he’s playing drums”.

He adds: “I think there’s gonna be an animal involved. [But] I’m sure it will all be done the right way”.