The Killers Team Up with Werner Herzog to Stream Live from The Bronx

By Jeanmarie Evelly on September 18, 2012 12:02pm | Updated on September 18, 2012 8:26pm

The Killers perform tonight at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx. Critically-acclaimed director Werner Herzog is filming the performance, which will stream live on YouTube.
The Killers perform tonight at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx. Critically-acclaimed director Werner Herzog is filming the performance, which will stream live on YouTube.
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THE BRONX — The Killers will take the stage tonight at the Bronx's famed Paradise Theater, and they're teaming up with director Werner Herzog to film the concert and stream it live over YouTube. 

The show is the 11th in a series of web concerts sponsored by American Express, entertainment company VEVO, and YouTube. Viewers who can't catch the Bronx show in person can go online to see the whole performance live as it streams on Vevo's YouTube channel, and mobile users can access the video on their phones or other devices through YouTube's mobile site or through a variety of free VEVO apps.

The "American Express Unstaged" concert series, which was launched in 2010 and pairs musicians with influential filmmakers to produce the live-streamed shows. Today also marks the release of The Killers latest album, "Battle Born," the first full-length studio release from the band since 2008. 

German-born director Herzog is known for his award-winning feature and documentary films like "Grizzly Man," and "Encounters at the End of the World."

"We're so honored to work with Werner Herzog," Killers front man Brandon Flowers said in a statement. "He's made some legendary films and we can't believe we got him to do this."

Previous web concerts in the "American Express Unstaged" series featured the likes of  country singer Kenny Chesney paired with "Silence of the Lambs," director Jonathan Demme, Usher with Hamish Hamilton, and Jack White with Gary Oldman.

Tonight's show kicks off at 7 p.m. from the Paradise Theater in the Bronx, at 2403 Grand Concourse.

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