The band make live return and perform 'The Bucket' and 'Use Somebody' at Firefly festival in Delaware
The Killers made their live return over the weekend at Firefly festival in Delaware, paying homage during their performance to King Of Leon, who were forced to cancel their headline slot the night before.
The US music festival was evacuated on Saturday (June 20) due to dangerous weather. Minutes before Kings Of Leon were due on the Main Stage an announcement was made over the PA system: “Dangerous, inclement weather is coming. Please clear the festival site.”
Festival goers were then asked to take down all pop-up tents and poles, before being led out of the festival grounds and asked to remain in their vehicles during the storm.
The Killers were making their first live appearance since playing Tennent’s Vital in Belfast in 2014. The band have been on a hiatus since, with frontman Brandon Flowers releasing his solo album ‘The Desired Effect’ during May.
Closing the festival on Sunday (June 21), Flowers opened the band’s headline set by telling the crowd: “I heard you had a little trouble yesterday. We’re trying to make up for it the best we can.”
After asking the fans who liked Kings Of Leon, the band proceeded to cover the Tennessee group’s ‘The Bucket’ and an acoustic rendition of ‘Use Somebody’. Watch footage of the band performing ‘The Bucket’ below.
Brandon Flowers recently released his new solo album, ‘The Desired Effect’. The record follows on from Flowers’ 2010 lone debut ‘Flamingo’ and The Killers’ 2012 effort ‘Battle Born’.
The singer recently declared The Killers to be the best band of the past 15 years. Speaking in the same interview, Brandon Flowers also revealed that he has collected his own facial hair shavings in a bag for the last seven years.
Scroll below to watch a video interview with Brandon Flowers.