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Daniel Craig hangs with The Killers at Music Midtown


When The Killers walked on stage Sunday night for the closing set of Music Midtown 2016, the familiar guitar strains of the James Bond theme blared from the speakers.

Some may have thought that the Las Vegas band enjoys a good Bond flick and that the British guy who introduced them was a well-toned road manager.

But nope – it was Daniel Craig, the most recent Bond, who is in Atlanta filming “Logan Lucky.” The actor, who is sporting tattoos and a blonde buzz cut for the role, is apparently a big fan of the band and attended Music Midtown on Sunday specifically to see them (the introduction was apparently a last-minute decision).

If you missed any of our weekend coverage of the two-day festival, which drew the usual tens of thousands to Piedmont Park, click on the links below to check out photos and recaps from this year’s event.

Music Midtown Day 1: Beck, Twenty One Pilots, Big Boi and more.

Music Midtown Day 2: The Killers, Kesha, James Bay and more.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers the Atlanta Music Scene and entertainment news for print and online.