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The Killers premiere new song “Run for Cover” live — watch

on June 11, 2017, 9:45pm


The Killers played a gig at Atlantic City’s Borgata on Saturday night as a warmup to their upcoming run of festival shows. While they didn’t unveil their upcoming new single “The Man”, which is set to debut this week, Brandon Flowers and co. did premiere a song called “Run for Cover”.

Flowers told Q earlier this year that “Run for Cover” actually dates back to the sessions for 2008’s Day & Age. It seems the band has dusted off the old track for inclusion on their follow-up to 2012’s Battle Born. As you can see in the above footage, “Run for Cover” has Killers’ trademark anthemic sound with a bit of Springsteenian propulsion to the lyrical structure. “Saw Sonny Liston on the street last night/ Black fisted and strong singing ‘Redemption Song’,” sings Flowers on the way to the first chorus. “He motioned me to the sky/ I heard heaven and thunder cry!/ Run cover/ While you can, baby, don’t look back.”

Watch the performance at the top of the page. Below, find The Killer’s upcoming festival schedule as we await “The Man”.

The Killers 2017 Tour Dates:
06/10 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Hotel and Casino
06/11 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion Radio 1 (Radio 104.5’s 10th Birthday Show)
06/22 – Odense, DK @ Tinderbox Festival
06/24 – Athens, GR @ Ejekt Festival
06/29 – Tornavansaari, FI @ Provinssi Festival
07/01 – Norrkoping, SE @ Bravalla Festival
07/05 – Novi Sad, SR @ Exit Festival
07/07 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live
07/08 – London, UK @ Hyde Park (British Summer Time) ^
08/04 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
10/06-08 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/13-15 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/20-22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Lost Lake Festival
10/27-29 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Experience

^ = w/ Elbow, Tears For Fears, White Lies, Cold War Kids, British Sea Power, Mew, Mystery Jets, Alex Cameron