Wigan boys The Lathums have had a seriously big career moment this week, when The Killers pulled them up on stage to perform one of their own songs.
Killers frontman Brendon Flowers sang How Beautiful Life Can Be, from The Lathum’s album of the same name, standing side-by-side with Alex Moore from the group.
Although he pronounced the band name wrong (it’s Lah-thums, rather than Lay-Thums), Brendon had some lovely things to say about the local indie band.
The star said: “We’ve had the great pleasure of playing a few shows with The Lathums. They are a great band from the UK, from a town – from Wigan, right?
“I first heard about them from this song, it’s called ‘How Beautiful Life Can Be’ and it’s a beautiful song. We’re going to share it with you now.”
Those who were at the gig in Vienna shared videos of the touching moment, with Alex visibly beaming.
Several people in the audience can be heard chanting ‘Up the tics’, in reference to football team Wigan Athletic.
One person said: “Imagine that, a band that were performing before you were even old enough to hold a guitar, playing a song of yours. Proper magic that. Up the tics!”
Another wrote: “This is what dreams are made of. A song written at home, inspired lyrics by his mother during a pandemic and now sung together with one of the biggest bands on the planet at a venue full of music lovers. Perfect. Well played @TheLathums @thekillers.”
Someone else tweeted: “Think this is the definition of made it.”
Oasis’ Bonehead reveals he has been given the all-clear following cancer battle
Music lovers everywhere, rejoice, as Oasis‘ former guitarist ‘Bonehead‘ has revealed that he has been given the all-clear following his cancer diagnosis earlier this year.
The 57-year-old – real name Paul Benjamin Arthurs – announced the uplifting update via social media on Friday morning, confirming he had a “full scan 10 days ago” and that the cancer is now gone.
Absolutely mint news.
Bonehead was diagnosed with tonsil cancer back in April and kept fans in the loop with intermittent posts informing them on how his treatment was progressing, confirming that he had finished his final round of sessions back in June.
Besides behind the rhythm guitarist and occasional keyboardist, Arthurs was one of the band’s founding members all the way back in 1999. He ultimately left in 1999 whilst they were recording their fourth album, Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, stating that he wanted to spend more time with his family.
Bonehead thanked his followers for their messages of support throughout his journey, insisting “you’ve helped more than you know”.
He also gave a special thank you to “the team at @TheChristieNHS“, Manchester’s specialist cancer treatment hospital, one of the biggest in Europe.
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Withington is the largest single cancer treatment centre on the continent and one of the leading facilities for cancer research, care and radiotherapy in the UK.
Clubbing brand Don’t Let Daddy Know to make massive comeback in Manchester this weekend
World-renowned clubbing brand Don’t Let Daddy Know is set to make a massive return this weekend, with a huge line-up at O2 Victoria Warehouse.
The international line-up will include Timmy Trumpet, Blasterjaxx, Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman, Third Party, and Ummet Ozcan.
Don’t Let Daddy Know is famed for its huge production, with walls of LEDs, pyrotechnics and lasers creating an almighty clubbing experience – not to mention plenty of surprises along the way.
It has grown into a global phenomenon, hosting tens of thousands of clubbers in venues around the world.
The 18+ dance event will be back after a two-year hiatus and returning to the O2 Victoria Warehouse, the site of previous sell-out shows.
The line-up is packed with EDM and HardStyle artists, including Australian DJ/producer Timmy Trumpet, who has 1.2 billion streams and first broke through with Freaks, which dominated the charts in more than 10 countries.
He said: “Manchester knows how to party!! I can’t wait to rage with you guys, this is gonna be absolutely MENTAL!!
“Don’t Let Daddy Know always brings the best production. This is gonna be one for the history books!”