The Killers are back

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By Javier Cabrera | Staff Writer

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Lights beaming across the stage, confetti falling from the ceiling and The Killers are rocking the crowd with “All These Things That I’ve Done.”

That was one of many scenes May 2 at The Killers concert inside the Los Angeles Sports Arena.

Thousands of fans , self-proclaimed “Victims,” packed the floor of the arena as they continually cheered and sung each song performed that night.

The Victims went crazy each time The Killers performed a popular song such as “Human,” where the fans jumped up and down and clapped over their heads.

Lead singer of The Killers, Brandon Flowers, hopped on stage first and sung the band’s interlude from their second album Sam’s Town. The rest of the band members filed behind and jumped into “When You Were Young,” after Flowers finished the interlude.

The song would set the tone for the night as the band followed each performance with another great performance.

The Killers performed a lot of their hits from each of their albums including “Runaways,” “Battle Born,” “The Way It Was,” “Spaceman,” “Somebody Told Me,” “Smile Like You Mean It,” “Read My Mind” and “Mr. Brightside.” Flowers also covered “California Girls” by The Beach Boys and “I Think We’re Alone Now” by Tommy James and The Shondells.

Myra Fuentes, a fan from Northridge, who was attending her first Killers concert, said she liked how the band was able to get the crowd going.

“They have the ability to make everyone sing and dance along to their music and make everyone go crazy,” she said.

She said she loved the energy Flowers was releasing throughout the show.

“You can tell he pours his heart out on each of the songs and he gives everything he has,” Fuentes said. “You can feel his emotion through his singing and music.”

The video graphics – shown on a giant screen acting as the backdrop behind the band – complimented each song, such as the video of something shooting through a star field and an image of a galaxy during “Spaceman.”

The lights also played an instrumental part of the performance, adding an ambiance that resembled their “Runaways” music video.

But the highlight of the night was when the band performed “All These Things That I’ve Done.” At one point in the performance Flowers had the audience shout
“1, 2, 3, 4” that led into the song’s chorus and confetti was released from the ceiling. The scene was breathe-taking, something every Killers fan would remember for the rest of their lives.

To quote a Killers song “the battle was won” that night in Los Angeles.

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