The Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers kicked off his headlining slot at Detroit's Mo Pop Festival on Saturday with a cover of The White Stripes' "Fell in Love With A Girl," and Spoon's "The Underdog."
In the midst of dooming rain clouds and fear of set cancellations, fans were able to capture footage and of the rehearsal and the festival performance, posting them to Instagram. Flowers recently took on a number of covers while touring an array of cities in support of his latest solo record, The Desired Effect, which was released in May. Over the last few months, the musician has boasted renditions of Joe Pug's "If Still It Can't Be Found" and New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle."
#mopopfest is BACK IN ACTION! Brandon Flowers kicking it off with a White Stripes cover! #Detroit #opportunitydetroit A video posted by MoPop Festival (@mopopfestival) on Jul 25, 2015 at 6:52pm PDT
The 34-year-old singer recently told NME that The Desired Effect could be his last solo LP. "Being onstage without [The Killers] is different, but I try to look for the similarities rather than dwell on the differences because I need that comfort, I guess," he said. "Even though I'm still young, you can start to get set in your ways. Change is good and there's always growth, I'm always looking for that."
Flowers be humble about his solo work but when it comes to his band, all bets are off. "Whether the people want to accept it or not, we might be the best band in the last long time!" he declared. "I'd go up any night against just about any band that's come out in the last 15 years," he told The Independent.