Live Blog: The Killers’ VIP Performance

I’ll keep this post updated with the latest information on The Killers first VIP performance of the weekend.

Earlier, The Killers arrived at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall and went up to the roof to take a couple of pictures.

According to early reports, the following tracks have been played:

  • Semi-acoustic version of ‘Smile Like You Mean It’
  • Semi-acoustic version of ‘Change Your Mind’

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The Killers’ ‘Sam’s Town’ Decennial Extravaganza Starts Today, Here’s What to Expect

The Killers will officially start their ‘Sam’s Town’ Decennial Extravaganza today in Las Vegas at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall.

A number of events are planned throughout the weekend. Some of the planned events include The Killers’ Bus Tour of Las Vegas, The Killers’ preshow dinner, The Killers’ VIP performance, and, finally, The Killers’ ‘Sam’s Town’ shows.

A number of ‘drop by’ events are also available at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall.  Those events, including movies chosen by The Killers and a pop up merchandise shop, are listed on the schedule below.


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September 30, 2016

Victims have also remarked on the little touches Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall have undertaken for the weekend, including Killers-theme room key cards, playing Killers music and music videos throughout the hotel, and Killers-themed drink menus.

If you’re in Las Vegas for the event, feel free to share any pictures or videos with me on Twitter, Instagram or via email.

Once the festivities get underway, I will try and keep a running blog for the bus tour, dinner, and VIP performance if enough information is available.  Once the shows begin, I’ll try to keep a running update of the ‘Sam’s Town’ show.  In the meantime, I’ll try to aggregate the latest happening on Twitter.

Ronnie Vannucci Looks Back on ‘Sam’s Town’ With DIY, DIY Looks Back on ‘Sam’s Town’

DIY has published two pieces looking back on The Killers’ ‘Sam’s Town’.

First, Ronnie Vannucci looks back on ‘Sam’s Town’ with DIY and talks about the recording process and reception ‘Sam’s Town’ initially received.

In any case, The Killers had the last laugh. Brandon flourished as a frontman during the touring of ‘Sam’s Town’ (“I think that’s where he sort of caught fire first” Ronnie suggests), a Glastonbury headline slot followed the next year, and they became one of the biggest bands in the world. Their next album ‘Day & Age’ – which saw them “writing songs to a calypso beat” - was further proof of their willingness to challenge expectations.

Second, DIY briefly looks back on ‘Sam’s Town’ in a separate piece.

Granted, ‘Sam’s Town’ was an album which split critics and fans alike, many finding their transformation too contrived. Yet, ten years on, equipped with the gift of hindsight, it was simply another brilliant chapter in The Killers’ huge career, and yet more proof that they’ve always possessed the knack for striking gold.

The first article was taken from The Killers Italia via Twitter.

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Some songs to make a perfect playlist 👇

Fluorescent adolescent- Arctic monkeys
Machu picchu- The strokes
The sound- The 1975
Sweater weather- The neighbourhood
Kathleen- Catfish and the bottlemen
Best friend- Foster the people
Runaways- The Killers
Westside- The kooks
Time to pretend- MGMT
Take me out- Franz Ferdinand
Fever- The black keys
Things we lost in the fire- Bastille
Live this nightmare- The griswolds
Sun- Two door cinema club
Reflektor- Arcade fire
Distant past- Everything everything
Unbelievers- Vampire weekend
Inhaler- Foals
Emoticons- The wombats
Satellites- Mew
What a pleasure- Beach fossils
If I ever feel better- Phoenix
Aviation- The last shadow puppets
Trouble- Cage the elephant
Do I wanna know- Arctic monkeys
Islands- The xx
Joy ride- The killers
You- The 1975
Girls like you- The naked & famous
Howlin’ for you- The black keys
26- Catfish and the bottlemen
High enough to carry over- CHVRCHES
Naive- The kooks
Alien days- MGMT
Evil eye- Franz Ferdinand
Oblivion- Bastille
Horchata- Vampire weekend
Someday- The strokes
Awkward- San cisco
Prey- The neighbourhood
Greek tragedy- The wombats
Something good can work- Two door cinema club
Trojans- Atlas genius
Everything is everything- Phoenix

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