The last time The Killers headlined Lollapalooza in Chicago was in 2015, when The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, and Mumford & Songs also had a headline spot. A lot has changed since then.
Last night, Brandon Flowers took the main stage to open with their brand new powerful single “The Man“. Their set hasn’t changed a lot over the years, but how they play and how Brandon sings is not the same. It’s much better. They have reached the point where fans not only care about their ‘Hot Fuss’ hits. At least that’s the impression I got when I heard everyone singing “The Way It Was” or “Shot at the Night“. Of course everyone went crazy during the encore with already classic songs “Mr. Brightside” and “When You Were Young“.
The Killers performed two cover songs during their set. One was Muse’s “Starlight“, as a tribute to the band who had to interrupt their set on Thursday night due to severe weather conditions. They actually did something similar back in 2015 during Firefly Festival, when Kings of Leon had to cancel their appearance due to heavy rain. The other cover performed last night was Smashing Pumpkin’s “Disarm“, as a tribute to one of the greatest bands that came out of Chicago.
With a similar set, top class sound, and a humble lead singer, The Killers proved last night in Chicago that they are bigger than ever.
The Killers setlist Lollapalooza 2017:
Somebody Told Me
The Way It Was
Smile Like You Mean It
Bling (Confession of a King)
Shadowplay (Joy Division cover)
Starlight (Muse cover)
For Reasons Unknown
A Dustland Fairytale
Disarm (The Smashing Pumpkins cover)
Read My Mind
All These Things That I’ve Done
This Is Your Life
Shot at the Night
When You Were Young