For the lucky Las Vegans that managed to snatch a ticket to The Killer’s sold out October show at The House of Blues before they disappeared within minutes, you’ll have another chance in April to see the hometown heroes take over a local stage.
Those of you who showed up to Ticketmaster too late and were unwilling to be extorted by scalpers, get ready to pounce when tickets go on sale at the Hard Rock box office and at Ticketmaster.com on January 24.
Fresh off their overseas tour, the foursome will touch down in the city that knew them before they were stars where they’ll christen the newly opened Joint at the Hard Rock.
“I saw Oasis play at The Joint when I was about seventeen and my life was changed,” lead vocalist Brandon Flowers told HRH magazine, highlighting the history between the beloved band and the venerated venue.
The Killers graced the stage with Duran Duran at the Joint in May 2008 and then debuted four songs from their recently released Day & Age album at the October 2008 concert at the House of Blues.
Flowers describes Day & Age as, “like looking at Sam’s Town from Mars” and cites Elton John, David Bowie and Lou Reed as influences.
Most of us have heard the melodic “Human” by now, with its strange, signature query, “Are we human, or are we dancer?” and the SNL-debuted “Spaceman.”
The April concert, which will take place in the new and expanded Joint, will regale us with the rest of the album’s tracks, which overflow with New Wave sound, surreal and sometimes cryptic lyrics and an irresistibly catchy beat.
The new Joint will have the increased capacity to accommodate The Killers’ many local fans. Seated and general admission capacities will be doubled, including more than 700 stadium seats and seven VIP suites.
Which all means that hopefully, there will be less of us SOL this time around.
With the inauguration of a $60 million shiny new concert venue and the homecoming of a celebrated, now close to iconic rock band, gaining entrance won’t be easy. But it will be worth it.