The band debut new material in Festival-stopping performance…
THE KILLERS have just completed their PYRAMID STAGE performance at Glastonbury, inspiring one of this year’s biggest crowd sing-a-longs.
Playing a selection of tracks from their debut album ’Hot Fuss’ tonight (June 14), the Las Vegas group had songs including ’Mr Brightside’, ’Somebody Told Me’ and ’All These Things That I’ve Done’ loudly sung back to them by the enthusiastic audience.
The band had turned down the opportunity to headline the same stage on Sunday (June 26) after Kylie Minogue was forced to pull out following her diagnosis with breast cancer, with drummer Ronnie Vannucci explaining “we didn’t think we were deserving of a headlining slot“.
However playing just before the The White Stripes the band looked very comfortable on the big stage, even though Vannucci was battling with food poisoning before the taking the stage.
The band used the set to preview new song ‘All The Pretty Faces’, along with frontman Brandon Flowers new stage wear – a “mint” green blazer.
“We played one new song, and other than that it’s the same old,” Flowers told NME.COM after his band’s set. “I hope people aren’t sick of it.”
He added that The Killers were pleased to be returning to the Festival so soon, after their packed out New Bands Tent slot last year.
“We’re happy to be here, to entertain,” declared Flowers. “We’re just happy to be playing. So many people coming together for music is such a positive thing.”
The band played the following set:
‘Somebody Told Me’
‘Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine’
’Under The Gun’
‘Smile Like You Mean It’
‘Andy, You’re A Star’
’All The Pretty Faces’
‘Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll’
‘All These Things That I’ve Done’
The White Stripes are now set to headline the Pyramid Stage, stay tuned to NME.COM for a full report.
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