Band tell NME.COM they were 'gutted' by what happened

The Killers have spoken for the first time about the sound problems they encountered when headlining this year’s Glastonbury Festival – and admitted they were “gutted” about what happened.

As [url=http://www.nme.com/news/festival/29189] previously reported previously on NME.COM, the crowd were chanting at the band to turn the volume up, with the sound only reaching full power during the band’s encore.

The problem having first reared its head the previous night when Arctic Monkeys headlined. Festival boss Michael Eavis subsequently apologised, and full power was restored for Sunday’s headline act The Who.

The Killers guitarist Dave Keuning told NME.COM that the band were aware of the problem when they were performing.

He said: “We could tell it was vastly underpowered. It could have been better in that respect.”

He added: “We were a little bit gutted. You have so many thousand people, you should be able to send them home after hearing a pulverizing sound, and that wasn’t the case. It was disappointing.”

The Killers headlined T In The Park and Oxegen festivals in Scotland and Ireland at the weekend, and will also top the bill at the V Festival in Chelmsford and Stafford over the weekend of August 18/19.