He's Mr. Ringside...


Jun. 5 2008, Published 8:00 a.m. ET

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If there were a Grammy for Most Unlikely Duet, this year's winners would undoubtedly be the Killers and Mike Tyson.

According to their drummer, Ronnie Vannucci, the Mr Brightside band have invited the former heavyweight world champ to join them on stage for two dates this summer!

And Vannucci told Britain's NME newspaper that Tyson has accepted the offer.

But it seems that they've already run into creative differences, since Iron Mike wants to perform 80s classic I Want To Dance With Somebody, while the Killers hope to persuade him to do a number called Shadowplay by British post punk outfit, Joy Division.

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Apparently, the band have been BFFs with the ear-munching boxer since they met in a Las Vegas karaoke bar -- and bonded over Whitney Houston and dim sum.

"We were all hogging the karaoke space," Vannucci said. "Then in walks Mike. You could just tell he was up for a bit of karaoke.

"He just had that look in his eye. So it was kinda love at first sight.

"Me and Mike did I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston and then shared a plate of Asian delicacies."

Mike Tyson

This mindbending match-up is due to go down when the Killers headline the Reading and Leeds festivals on August 23 and 24.


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