The Killers Concert Review & Photo Gallery! The Chelsea – The Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NV 12/28/12! Brandon Flowers Sexiness!

There is no bigger fan of The Killers than Scotty our resident music man! He will go to the ends of the earth to catch a live show and had to watch The Killers in fabulous Las Vegas!

It’s always a treat to see a band perform in their hometown and this was no exception. Plus, Scotty got some amazing photos of the band. Like stellar photos. Damn…

Check out his full review and photo shoot after the jump!

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The Killers
The Chelsea – The Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NV
12/28/12
By: Scott

I am a HUGE fan of The Killers. I have been hooked since their 2004 debut “Hot Fuss” and have seen them a number of times. There are very few bands that continually release amazing rocks songs like The Killers. Their newest album, entitled Battle Born, is a masterpiece. I was fortunate enough to catch them at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood earlier this year, but I have always wanted to see the band in their hometown of Las Vegas. I made my reservations as soon as I got a ticket to the show. As of 4:30a.m. on Friday, December 29th, I was up and making my way to the airport. I barely slept, as I was too excited to get to Sin City.

After checking into my hotel, resting a bit, and getting a bite to eat, I made my way to the venue. I thought I would jump in line as soon as possible to get a good spot. The map of the venue online gave the impression that it was not all that big. But, I am still a crazy fan that loves to be on the barricade, so I wanted to be there early. Unfortunately, I was met by staff saying that fans could not line up until 5:30p.m. Having been to enough shows I made sure to check back every 30 minutes as Killers fans are hardcore and want to make sure they get as close as possible. Finally having waited long enough, the fans created their own line of which security was not happy. Security finally gave in and let everyone in line at 5p.m. We finally all felt better until we realized we had another three hours of waiting before being allowed to enter the venue.

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Finally at 8p.m., they started to let in V.I.P. Only in Las Vegas! Kind of unfair as all the hardcore fans had been waiting since earlier in the day like I had. We were finally let in, and quickly made our way to the stage. The front barricade spots were already occupied by the V.I.P.’s. Oh well, I was one person off the barricade. It wasn’t the worst thing in the world. The venue that did not look so big on the map was HUGE. I have been told it can hold up to 5,000 people.

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There were two opening bands, Most Thieves and Louis XIV. Both bands played a great set and had the crowd ready for The Killers to take the stage. As a bonus, Ronnie Vanucci came out and played a song with Louis XIV on guitar.

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I was so tired, yet excited for the band to take the stage.

Finally, around 10:45p.m., The Killers came on stage. The house lights remained on as they began “Mr. Brightside.”

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The lights remained on so The Killers could see their fans and share the moment. It was something I was not used to with a band, but loved it. The Killers heralded the beginning of the show with one of their biggest hits, which got everyone bouncing up and down with excitement. Unfortunately, there were a couple of guys who could not get into the moment and began to fight. Brandon Flowers, the lead singer, stopped the show and told them to stop fighting. The fighting continued and Brandon called out security for not doing their job. Bravo Mr. Flowers for making sure the crowd was safe and the energy remained positive.

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Brandon Flowers is one of the best lead singers of any band around. He has the vocal chops, stage presence, and charisma that has everyone hooked the moment he takes the stage. His presence is there, but Brandon makes sure the crowd does not forget his band mates who are all are amazing musicians.

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The band kept the crowd thrilled with hits new and old. Each time I hear/see The Killers play live, it is as if I am hearing them play for the first time. They perform their work as if they are playing it for the fans for the first time. Watching Dave Keuning play in front of me on stage was a special treat as I was able to hear all the guitar parts coming from the speakers and monitors. These are all those unmistakable Killers’ melodies, harmonies, and riffs that we have all come to love.

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Ronnie Vanucci has also moved up the ranks of my favorite drummers to watch play live. He plays with such passion and strength that you can’t help but smile and rock your head and fists to his beats.

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Mark Stoermer, the bassist, is the most reserved personality of the group on stage, but keeps the bass lines for the group driving.

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The band proved on that stage why they are such a global phenomenon and gave it that “something extra” for their hometown. I especially enjoyed the stories Brandon told before playing some of the songs.

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Highlights for the show were, “Mr. Brightside” (House lights on – SO FUN), “Heart of a Girl,” “Miss Atomic Bomb,” “A Dustland Fairytale,” and “I Get a Kick Out of You” which led into “Read My mind.”

Setlist
1) Mr. Brightside
2) The Way It Was
3) Smile Like You Mean It
4) Spaceman
5) Heart of a Girl
6) Bling
7) Miss Atomic Bomb
8) Human
9) Somebody Told Me
10) Here With Me
11) For Reasons Unknown
12) From Here on Out
13) A Dustland Fairytale
14) I Get A Kick Out of You / Read My Mind
15) Runaways
16) When You Were Young
17) Jenny Was a Friend of Mine
18) All These Things That I’ve Done

It was such an outstanding show! It was worth the journey to Vegas to see the boys play on their turf. Thank you Brandon, Dave, Ronnie, and Mark for a night I will never forget!

Check out the rest of the photos below!

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