Las Vegas rockers sell out massive arena
The Killers played a sold-out show at the massive Los Angeles Staples Center last night (April 9).
Kicking things off with an an explosion of confetti, the Las Vegas quartet started off their set with the three opening tracks from their latest album, ‘Sam’s Town’.
Frontman Brandon Flowers looked dapper in a dark suit, and kept between-song banter to a minimum.
“LA! LA! LA!” he shouted to the 20,000-strong crowd before launching into the band’s hit single ‘When You Were Young’.
A large sign reading ‘Sam’s Town’ hung over the top of the stage, and beneath it another sign said ‘Welcome’.
Despite the band’s minimal crowd interaction, the audience ate it up, pumping their fists into the air and singing at the top of their lungs to hits including ‘Mr Brightside’ and ‘Bones’.
The band, backed by an elaborate light show, said their first goodnight after the hour-and-a-half set, but quickly gave in to the crowd’s hollers for more.
The Killers‘ first encore included ‘For Reasons Unknown’ with Flowers wailing on keyboards, and the uplifting crowd-pleaser ‘All These Things That I’ve Done’.
But they didn’t end there. The band soon returned for a second encore to perform ‘Exitlude’ – the farewell song from ‘Sam’s Town’ – and a rousing repeat of ‘When You Were Young’ to a sea of mobile phones that lit up the arena.
–By our Los Angeles staff.