Variety, Billboard Review The Killers Brooklyn Steel Show
Variety and Billboard have posted reviews of The Killers’ show at Brooklyn Steel for SiriusXM.
A hit-filled, festival-pleasing, 75-minute set loaded with fan favorites from the band’s 13-year career, with two covers thrown in along with the three new songs. But where many artists at this point in an album cycle would still be working out the kinks in their set and make a few embarrassing mistakes, the Killers are in absolute top form, having played before 65,000-plus at Lollapalooza, London’s Hyde Park and festivals during the dozen-odd shows they’ve performed over the past few months. The band is well-oiled and cruises through the set like a seasoned race-car driver, kicking off the final song of the main set — a dazzling version of their 2004 hit “Mr. Brightside” — exactly an hour after they’d started, and coming back for a smooth three-song encore that gave the crowd one last hurrah while simultaneously winding them down.
For an album release week show, it was rather surprising for The Killers to only dish out three Wonderful Wonderful songs at Brooklyn Steel (especially since they have pre-released four to the public). But the night was almost more magical because of the homage to their beginnings, both with the venue and the set list, reminding fans why they’re one of the greatest of their kind – and they’re not going anywhere.