Photo of The Killers by Anton Corbijn
w/ The Lemon Twigs | 8:00pm | 1 S. Compton Ave. | All ages | from $34.25
Somebody told me…that The Killers are returning to St. Louis for one night this week at Chaifetz Arena. Formed in 2001, the band touts over 28 million album sales and is widely considered one of the biggest rock bands of modern times.
The band embarked on the most recent leg of their Imploding the Mirage Tour on March 16th, with this transcontinental run beginning and ending in New Jersey and spanning over 6 months, seeing stops in the US as well as Mexico, Ireland, the UK, and Belgium. Imploding the Mirage, the band’s sixth full length studio album, was released in August of 2020, but the corresponding tour was delayed by COVID-19. Pandemic isolation helped their seventh studio album, Pressure Machine, follow just one year later, with guitarist Dave Keuning returning for the album after being notably absent for its predecessor. In addition to Keuning, the band currently consists of vocalist Brandon Flowers, bassist Mark Stoermer, and drummer Ronnie Vannucci. Though both Keuning and Stoermer have periodically gone on hiatus over the years (Stoermer has mostly retired from performing live but still records with the band, though he was absent for the Pressure Machine sessions, again due to COVID), the Killers as a unit keep soldiering on, selling out venues and topping charts worldwide. Their shows tout impressive displays including pyro, confetti, and lasers to rival most EDM of festivals. The setlist for the current leg has varied, meaning concertgoers on Wednesday will be going in blind. The crowd can expect to hear the popular hits “Somebody Told Me” and “Mr. Brightside,” with a variety of singles from their seven studio albums as well as covers from other popular alternative rock bands.
The Killers are joined at Chaifetz by New York-based rock band The Lemon Twigs. The duo of brothers, Brian and Michael D’Addario, share vocal and instrumental duties. They have been compared to Weezer and Florence + The Machine, with their eclectic outfit choices and Broadway-esque performances garnering praise from fellow musicians including Elton John, The Zombies, and Boy George. | Erica Vining
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