The Killers Cover Tom Petty At Austin City Limits Music Festival


The first weekend of the 2017 Austin City Limits Music Festival wrapped yesterday with a performance by The Killers. The group treated the ACL audience to a pair of debut covers honoring Tom Petty.

The Killers opened their set with premiere rendition of the classic Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers hit “American Girl.” Frontman Brandon Flowers led the band through a career-spanning setlist that included “Run For Cover” from their recently issued No. 1 album Wonderful Wonderful and a cover of Joy Division’s “Shadowplay.” Later in the set The Killers offered their first performance of Petty & The Heartbreakers 1981 single “The Waiting.”

The Killers started their encore with the Wonderful Wonderful track “The Man,” followed by “Jenny Was a Friend of Mine” off Hot Fuss and “When You Were Young” from Sam’s Town. Watch audience-shot video captured by Fake Fan of the two Petty covers at ACL yesterday:

[American Girl]

[The Waiting]


The Killers at Zilker Park

  • American Girl  
  • Mr. Brightside
  • Spaceman
  • The Way It Was
  • Smile Like You Mean It
  • Bling (Confession of a King)
  • Shadowplay  
  • Human
  • Somebody Told Me
  • Run for Cover
  • For Reasons Unknown
  • A Dustland Fairytale
  • The Waiting  
  • Read My Mind
  • Runaways
  • All These Things That I've Done
  • The Man
  • Jenny Was a Friend of Mine
  • When You Were Young

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