Werner Herzog Is Directing a Killers Concert, and You Can Watch it LiveBy: Josh Wolford - September 18, 2012
Werner Herzog is the lastest director to helm a concert in YouTube, VEVO, and American Express’ UNSTAGED concert series. Today, he’ll be directing the broadcast of The Killers’ concert in NYC, set to kick off at 7 pm ET.
And you can watch it live on The Killers’ VEVO channel on YouTube.
The UNSTAGED concert series kicked off in 2010, and allows viewers to not only watch the performance live, but interact by switching camera angles. Previous artists have allowed fans to vote on which songs they will play for their encore, for example. Former UNSTAGED artists include Coldplay, Jack White, Mary J. Blige, Usher, My Morning Jacket, and Duran Duran. Previous big-name directors include Gary Oldman, David Lynch, and Todd Haynes.
The Killers are also dropping their new album “Battle Born” today, in tandem with their live streamed concert.
“To pair such visually gifted musicians with Werner Herzog is nothing short of inspired. Herzog is an iconoclast of the first order, a German director whose work compels, fascinates, and alienates in equal measure. Herzog is drawn to the margins, outliers and extremes whether in his fiction or documentary offerings,” says YouTube in a blog post.