For the first time ever live, The Killers performed their latest single “Land Of The Free” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night. The performance opened a week of shows live from the Vegas strip for Jimmy Kimmel Live! The Killers were backed by a choir which was comprised of students from the Vegas high schools attended by band members Brandon Flowers, Ronnie Vannucci, Mark Stoermer, and Jimmy Kimmel.
“Land Of The Free” was recorded at their own Battle Born Studios and produced by Jacknife Lee, with additional gospel vocals by (vocal co-arranger) Lynn Mabry, Dorian Holley, Will Wheaton, Sherree Patrice Brown, Akasha Mabry and Killers’ touring vocalists Amanda Brown, Danielle René Withers and Erica Canales.
The song was released earlier this year along with a video by Academy Award-winning director Spike Lee. The Killers invited Spike Lee to make the video for the song, a heartfelt lament inspired by current events and recent national tragedies.
The band gave Spike Lee full creative reign, and he filmed the video over a few weeks at the tail end of 2018, traveling to the U.S./Mexico border to capture scenes of migrants families as they made their way towards ‘the land of the free’.