The KillersLast night I went to see The Killers at the Hollywood Bowl. My father-in-law got us amazing seats, right in the center on the lower level. I had to go to dinner with a client at work, so I missed the opening act, The Psychedelic Furs. But, just like when I saw Green Day a few years ago, I got to my seat just as The Killers started. They opened with Human, from Day & Age, and then played just about all their hits.

Towards the end of the show, Brandon sang a few bars from the Elvis hit Fools Rush In before launching into Read My Mind, which was way cool. After the encore break Jimmy Kimmel ran onto the stage and grabbed the microphone to interrupt the band, mocking Kanye West, to say that The Psychedelic Furs was a great opening act. Then the Furs came on stage and both bands performed a sick rendition of Pretty in Pink. They closed with a massive performance of When You Were Young, complete with fireworks and confetti cannons that showered the audience.

It was seriously one of the best concerts I’ve seen since moving to LA.

Set List

  1. Human
  2. Somebody Told Me
  3. For Reasons Unknown
  4. Bones
  5. Joy Ride
  6. Bling (Confessions of a King)
  7. Shadowplay
  8. Jenny Was a Friend of Mine
  9. Sweet Talk
  10. Smile Like You Mean It
  11. Spaceman
  12. A Dustland Fairytale
  13. Fools Rush In
  14. Read My Mind
  15. Mr. Brightside
  16. All These Things That I’ve Done
  17. (encore break)
  18. This Is Your Life
  19. Jimmy Kimmel interruption
  20. Pretty in Pink (with Psychedelic Furs)
  21. When You Were Young

I posted some photos to my Flickr page.