Brandon Flowers. Best Frontman Since Bono?

Posted: January 26, 2009 in What's Ed-G:
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The Killers played to a sold out audience at Madison Square Garden last night (Sunday, January 25th), belting out a setlist that covered the span of their progressive career.  The bitter cold of NYC was a huge contrast to the stage design that taunted us  with bright lights and palm trees.  Brandon Flowers delivered – not surprising – in his own awkward stage presence that he owns…and fans love.    Truth is, I have never seen a frontman carry so much weight on his shoulders (the weight of the entire band, not the feathered blazer he’s been sporting these days).  Soaring. Pitch-perfect. Staccato moves.

I would like to be Brandon Flowers.

It’s true.

In 2004, I saw them play at a bar in the Lower East Side.  It was before they were known.  Spin magazine’s Ultragrrrl (Sarah Lewitinn) sky-rocketed their cult fame by hanging with them,  writing about them, and hand-picking them to play at a special event at Rothko bar: Le Prom de Ultragrrrl, an 80s indie prom.  It was the day that Flowers and crew busted out their ruffled tuxedo shirts.   It was the day that the hipster girls dusted off their puffy sleeves.  It was the day my friend, Melissa, walked into Dave (the lead guitarist) as he took a leak.   Historic.

The January 25th, NYC, Madison Square Garden Setlist:

Spaceman
Losing Touch
Somebody Told Me
Smile Like You Mean It
This Is Your Life
Joy Ride
I Can’t Stay
Bling
Shadowplay
Bones
Neon Tiger
Human
Sam’s Town (Abbey Road)
Read My Mind
Mr. Brightside
All These Things That I’ve Done

ENCORE:
On Top
For Reasons Unknown
Jenny Was A friend Of Mine
When You Were Young

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Comments
  1. Charlisse says:

    I just can’t even put into words what a PHENOMENAL MASTERPIECE concert they put together. The Killers concert was ultimately one of the BEST CONCERTS I have ever been to. I mean so much so that my body literally got a complete workout, from sore triceps from pumping air fists to abs feeling the effect of Brandon Flower singing as I sang along with him. I was so happy from this concert that I cried and I seriously thought, God if it’s my time to go now, I will be happy in heaven with the amazing memory of having seen The Killers once again for the 3rd time in my happy life. I couldn’t possibly imagine the music world with out The Killers. I’d die!!

  2. theedgitator says:

    HAHAH! Yes, it was just that good!

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