Watch: The Killers’ Brandon Flowers Joins Ed Sheeran for Surprise Collaboration In Las Vegas

Ed Sheeran had something special planned for his Mathematics Tour stop in Las Vegas on Saturday night (October 28). The hit singer/songwriter surprised concertgoers by welcoming The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers to the Allegiant Stadium stage.

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Dressed as the horror film character Chucky in celebration of the upcoming Halloween holiday, Sheeran paused his set to reveal the evening’s unannounced guest. 

“There’s a person I want to bring out who’s from Vegas, and we’re going to sing a song that’s essentially like my country’s national anthem,” he told the crowd, captured in a fan-filmed video shared to YouTube. “I hope you enjoy it.”

A few seconds later, the crowd erupted with cheers as the first chords of The Killers’ trademark hit “Mr. Brightside” filled the venue. Flowers ran on stage to join Sheeran, who played acoustic guitar during their energetic performance. The pair quickly followed up the tune with a rendition of Sheeran’s 2017 single, “Castle on the Hill.” 

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Sheeran’s performance in Las Vegas marked his final North American tour stop for 2023. Next month, he’ll perform two dates at Royal Albert Hall in London before taking a well-deserved break from the road. The award-winning artist has kept a busy schedule this year, steadily touring and releasing two albums, Subtract and Autumn Variations.

Flowers and his bandmates in The Killers also spent most of 2023 on tour across the U.S. and overseas. In August, they dropped a new single, “Your Side of Town,” possibly hinting at more music to come in 2024. The band’s most recent record, Pressure Machine, arrived in 2021. Currently, The Killers’ touring schedule is empty for the coming year, so fans will just have to wait and see what the group has up their sleeve.

Watch Ed Sheeran and Brandon Flowers perform “Mr. Brightside” below:

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