Sin City descended on Music City on Saturday night as The Killers brought their Imploding the Mirage tour to a sold-out Bridgestone Arena.
Brandon Flowers rocked one of his infamous suits, like few can, as the talented band took the crowd on a journey of hit after hit. The audience rivaled a Nashville Predators playoff crowd in both size and energy. As soon as the show started, fans were on their feet and they didn’t sit down until the show’s finale.
The Killers kicked things off with “My Own Soul’s Warning” before continuing their set with classics like “Somebody Told Me,” “When We Were Young,” “Quiet Town” and “Read My Mind” but they also mixed in new songs like the 2022 release, “boy.”
A standout moment from the show wasn’t one you’d expect. The band brought Michael, a fan from Alabama, out of the crowd to play drums on “For Reasons Unknown.” Although this was likely a setup, it didn’t take away from Michael’s talent. It was a really special moment and the crowd went wild. EDIT: This was not a setup. Michael is just that damn talented!
The show concluded with an encore of The Smiths’ “This Charming Man.” They were joined onstage by the opener Johnny Marr, guitarist for The Smiths. Last, but certainly not least, they rocked it out for the classic, “Mr. Brightside.” The evening can easily be summed up as a great rock concert by a great band but I’ll take the easy way out. The Killers killed it.