A few summers ago, both Paul McCartney and The Killers would share the same stage at Firefly Music Festival, as both of them would be headlining the event that weekend, but on different nights. A few nights ago on New Year’s Eve, the two shared the stage once again, except this time they were able to do it together as Sir Paul joined the Las Vegas rock group on stage to cover The Beatles’ 1968 hit, “Helter Skelter.”
A video of the performance, which can be seen below, was posted onto The Killer’s Instagram and Facebook page on Sunday, and shows Paul and Killers frontman Brandon Flowers trading off lines in the short, fan-shot clip. The group was performing at billionaire Roman Abramovich’s Estate at Gouverneur Beach on St. Barts Island for a NYE party that must have been one hot ticket.
Of all the things that they’ve done, this may be one of the better career highlights for The Killers. As for Paul, he wasn’t scheduled to perform, but a surprise appearance like that certainly helps make for a fitting start to a new year. McCartney also took the time on New Year’s Eve from rocking out to announce his first live dates of 2017 with a scheduled run of shows in Japan in April.