The Killers sound exceptional live; the instruments are intricate and clear and front man Brandon Flowers' voice sounds just as smooth and passionate in person as it does on their professional recordings. That (in addition to the spectacle of their show, which I will get to) is why after sixteen years, The Killers are still so popular and continually sell out tours worldwide. If you like their music, even just some of it, you will enjoy their show. This was so evident last night in Denver, where the First Bank Center was packed completely full of the widest range of people - guys, gals, old, young, and a full array of fashion. Literally there were grey haired old men, girl groups, guy groups, couples, and three little kids in the row right behind us. The coolest part was that so many of these different people knew the words and stayed until the end of the show, encore and all, on a Monday night no less.
The show itself was a grand spectacle of components (which they're known for) that reached the boundaries of what the First Bank Center is capable of, complete with lasers, interesting backdrop screens, flashing lights all around the stage, blasted confetti, streamers, even pyrotechnics! I'm telling you, their shows are always a grandiose explosion of light, sound, emotion, energy and joy. See for yourself on our Instagram.
They played for about 2.5 hours and went till midnight on a Monday. The merchandise tables had a line every time we walked by, from 2 hours before the show, to after The Killers had ended. As usual, they played songs from all of their albums, but they didn't play any cover songs this time, maybe because they have another whole album to play songs from now. For this new album released last year, Wonderful, Wonderful, the band strove to make a more mature record and focused on emotional authenticity. While there are more personally emotional, lyrical songs on the album, The Killers also include their signature keyboard laden, big chorus, dance songs we know them for.
The show was a blast, the band members delivered, and everyone got to leave with confetti and red, white and blue streamers. The Killers will continue their tour across Europe, Mexico, and many festivals throughout the year!
Review by Tiffany Candelaria