The Killers – The Man
The Killers the man’ with long awaited return to Manchester has come and the Arena is rammed full of eager fans of all ages for the first of their two tour dates here.
This set starts with the rumbling bass of ‘Wonderful Wonderful’, the tiny track of their newest album. Storm clouds gather on the big screens as Brandon Flowers joins the band on stage, immediately having the full attention and total command of the crowd as he croons the lyrics– “I will give thee great cause to rejoice.”
This is followed by another new song ‘The Man’, a groovy and swaggering number with arrogant lyrics that bring out Flowers’ charisma and charm.
The band pays tribute to Manchester, their ‘musical home’ as Flowers cites New Order, Joy Division, The Smiths, and Oasis as some of his inspirations. They dedicate ‘Be Still’ to the victims of the Arena bomb attack; it is a spine tingling and poignant moment as the arena fills with phone lights.