The Killers apologise after frontman Brandon Flowers tells the crowd at a concert in Georgia to see a Russian fan as a “brother”.
The Killers have issued an apology after lead singer Brandon Flowers was booed for bringing a Russian fan on stage to play the drums at a concert in Georgia.
The Las Vegas-formed rock band were at the Black Sea resort of Batumi on Tuesday as part of their European tour when Flowers invited the drummer to help them perform For Reasons Unknown.
In footage shared on social media, Flowers can be heard saying to the crowd: “We don’t know the etiquette of this land but this guy’s a Russian. You okay with a Russian coming up here?”
There was a mixed reaction from the audience – and after the song, Flowers spoke about the separation of people by the borders of their countries, and asked the crowd: “You can’t recognise if someone’s your brother? He’s not your brother?”