The Killers @ AECC, Aberdeen – live review

The Killers @ AECC, Aberdeen
Saturday 27th October 2012

Words: Kelly Mackay
Photos:Dod Morrison

The Killers eagerly anticipated return to Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre this weekend was explosive! Tickets sold out within five minutes setting box office records
Their resurrection comes following their release of new album ‘Battle Born’ on the 17th September, four years since their previous multi platinum album ‘Day and Age’
The charismatic front man Brandon Flowers, and his band mates had the crowd eating out the palm of their hands – the Vegas born foursome showcased their new album to an eager audience who were more than ready and willing for their return.

Their roof rattling ballads and adrenaline fuelled classics had the hairs on the back of the necks of fans standing to attention. They enticed the crowd with a walk down memory lane from albums, ‘Hot Fuss’, ‘Day and Age’ and ‘Sam’s Town’. New album ‘Battle Born’ has been likened to that of Springsteen’s ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’.
The progression from the bands former synth sounds of Day and Age sees their new album ring out the sound of the 80’s due to the input one of the albums producers Daniel Lanois.

Fans were given a night to remember with the night ending with a bang with ticker tape descending on the crowd and explosions to the rear of the stage sending the crowd home with a smile on their faces.

Set list

Flesh & Bone
Matter of time
Miss atomic bomb
Here with me
The way it was
Somebody told me
From here on out
Read my mind
Mr. Brightside

Be Still All These Things

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