Bob Geldof wanted The Killers to appear at Live 8 at Hyde Park in London.

The Killers themselves desperately wanted to take part.

Harvey Goldsmith couldn’t find room to accommodate The Killers in the running order because of problems about the closing time and the provision of police/ambulance/London transport cover for a late ending at Hyde Park.

Eventually, The Killers played one song on another band’s kit at Live 8 in sharp suits to save time on the changeover.