The Killers Brought Down The House Last Night
It’s been five years since The Killers put out an album. They’re getting ready to debut their next one in mid-September with ‘Wonderful Wonderful.’ Before that, they’re kicking off a tour, and the band started in Milwaukee on Wednesday night. Sometimes, you get nervous when a band is starting a tour because you worry they might not be ready for the stage or the music. That wasn’t the case last night. The Killers put on one of the best shows I’ve seen playing everything you want for an eye-popping 105 minutes. They loved Milwaukee and Milwaukee loved them right back.
Brandon Flowers talked to the sold out crowd at The Rave early in the night about how he had never seen Milwaukee. He mentioned that his time this week was spent in hotel downtown and got out to see the sights. Flowers immediately fell in love with the city, and you could tell he wanted to deliver a major performance. Flowers’ stage presence is absolutely phenomenal. There are not many rock stars in today’s music, but Flowers is one of them. He bounces all over the stage and interacts with the crowd throughout the night. He never seemed to wear down.
Milwaukee…Algonquin for best crowd ever. pic.twitter.com/LGBqTZsakr
— The Killers (@thekillers) August 3, 2017
The Killers played every song you wanted to hear last night in an incredible 20 song setlist. They finished so damn strong with ‘Read My Mind’, ‘Runaways’ and ‘All of These Things I’ve Done.’ When they came back on stage, The Killers came with huge noise with ‘Shot At The Night’ to warm up the crowd before ‘When You Were Young’ and ‘Mr Brightside.’ Any Killers fanatic would have went nuts with what this band put out, and I feel bad for anyone who decided to pass this up for their Lollapoolza show this weekend.
For me, this summer reignited my love of seeing concerts. From Future to this one on Wednesday night, I remembered how much fun it is to be there among a bunch of strangers singing the same thing. I stopped going to concerts for the most part due to a past job, and I think I’ll be back at it a couple times this year.