The Killers are currently featured on the cover of NME’s most recent issue, and the popular music publication has also highlighted a conversation from front man Brandon Flowers in which he describes his brief run-in with English singer and rock icon Morrissey.
At the impressionable age of 18, Flowers was a bus boy at Spago – a high-end restaurant in the heart of Sin City where he served the singer-songwriter his dinner and a hot beverage.
“I served him a mushroom pizza and Earl Grey tea, and I totally made an ass of myself,” Flowers said.
Flowers moves on in conversation to describe his later hangout with Morrissey in Los Angeles, at the Sunset Marquis Hotel.
“I hung out with Morrissey at this hotel,” he said. “I came in one night at around 11 and everything was kind of shut down, but there was this one little light in the restaurant.”
“I grew up just idolizing him,” Flowers continued. “I instantly got excited, obviously, and I ended up getting the courage to introduce myself and stay for a few hours out there with the Moz. It was an incredible experience… So I don’t know that I redeemed myself completely with this experience with him, but I tried.”
Brandon Flowers and the rest of The Killers are set to release their fifth studio album Wonderful, Wonderful tomorrow (Friday), September 22 via Island Records. The record marks as the band’s first record in five years since 2012’s Battle Born.