Throwback Thursday: The Killers and Werner Herzog

The Killers

04 Sep Throwback Thursday: The Killers and Werner Herzog

At first thought, one wouldn’t think to pair the man who dragged a boat up a mountain or ate his own shoe with a throwback, pseudo-80’s glam-rock band from Las Vegas, NV — but alas, here we are. In 2012, The Killers hand-picked Werner Herzog to direct their Amex Unstaged show at the Paradise Theater in NYC. Herzog joined the ranks of Terry Gilliam, Gary Oldman and other notable filmmakers to take part in what has now become a staple series in premiere web concert events. To promote the show, we were given the unique opportunity to spend some time with the band at their Grammercy Theatre show just one month prior, and some wonderfully bizarre and bombastic showmanship ensued: