- POSTED: 23 Sep 2013 13:16
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US alternative rock band The Killers put on an impressive show as part of this year’s Singapore Grand Prix entertainment line-up, wowing fans with their boundless enthusiasm and flawless music.
SINGAPORE: The smell of stale beer, cigarettes and perspiration lingered in the still air. The occasional warm breeze provided little relief.
The audience, who stood cheek-by-jowl in the Padang, was getting impatient.
“If Metallica and Guns N’ Roses could start their concerts on time, why can’t they?” complained a fan.
But all was forgiven when The Killers finally kicked off their concert the Padang Stage after a short delay with their hit song “Mr Brightside”.
The crowd went into a frenzy as lead vocalist Brandon Flowers, guitarists Dave Keuning and Jake Blanton as well as drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr, performed fan favourites like “Human”, “Smile Like You Mean It” and “All These Things That I’ve Done”.
Throughout the 90-minute concert on Saturday evening, which was part of the Singapore Grand Prix's entertainment line-up this year, the quartet impressed the audience with their flawless vocals and music.
Flowers also charmed the fans and got them cheering when he greeted them in English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil.
“You’ve got to have all bases covered,” he quipped as the audience roared with laughter.
The Killers' frontman appeared to be enjoying the show as much as the fans did, and smiled widely throughout the evening, as he pranced around enthusiastically on stage.
Bad behaviour at a killer show
The Killers’ performance was top-notch. They blazed through their repertoire without missing a beat.
Their seemingly limitless energy was also infectious and had fans waving and singing along right up till the time they ended the concert on a high note with “When You Were Young".
However, the concert was marred by the presence of some rowdy fans.
Two concert-goers were seen arguing with each other in the Padang during the show and had to be separated by their peers.
Another fan was led away by security guards after he was seen tossing his drink in the direction of a staff member.
At one point, a group of fans was also spotted trying to grab hold of a camera boom, as it passed overhead.
Still, despite the less-than-savoury atmosphere and some instances of bad behaviour, The Killers’ electrifying performance made the concert a memorable one.
The band simply killed it.