Last week, rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Fats Domino died of natural causes at the age of 89. Las Vegas dance-pop veterans The Killers paid tribute to Domino’s legacy during their headlining set at New Orleans’ Voodoo Music Festival over the weekend, covering what is likely Domino’s most beloved song, “Ain’t That a Shame.”
Brandon Flowers introduced the band’s Domino tribute by describing the hometown hero as one of rock’s “founding fathers.” “Some of my favorite memories of my childhood are driving around with my dad. He used to have this ‘49 Buick,” Flowers recalled. “The station was always set to the oldies, and when Fats Domino came on, we always turned it up.” From there, The Killers launch into their rollicking cover, backed by The Dirty Dozen Brass Band (per Stereogum).
Last month, The Killers released their fifth studio album, Wonderful Wonderful. “The beauty of The Killers is that you can start at any point. Each album is as good as the last and those that came after it,” wrote Libby Cudmore in her review for Paste. “To that end, Wonderful Wonderful works as a perfect introduction or a delightful continuation.” Flowers and company will tour North America to support the album starting in early 2018—find their full slate here.
Watch fan-shot footage of The Killers’ “Ain’t That a Shame” cover below, and further down, watch a Fats Domino performance from the Paste Cloud. While you’re at it, check out Paste’s photos from Voodoo Fest day one and day two. Check back later for our day three shots.