For those of you going to the Sam's Town shows this weekend
Promise me that you’ll have the absolute time of your goddamn life. Do it for those of us who, for whatever reason, can’t get to Vegas. Sing and scream until you lose your voice. Remind them of how much they mean to us.
Reflecting back on it 10 years later, I realised it was an important time in my life. Growing to love Sam’s Town helped make me a curious person.
I started to wonder and then to learn about who Springsteen and Petty were. I investigated what Flowers sung about. I discovered for the first time in my life that music wasn’t just about making a song that sounded good (even though they all did). I discovered that music could have meaning and that it could tell stories. In the battle to love Sam’s Town, I was opened up to a world that I never wanted to leave. Loving it made me learn a lot.
I was taught to love searching for meaning and about the art I was engaging with, because I had to find out what Sam’s Town was trying to say to understand its purpose. The way I was forced to engage with it was new to me. And that engagement is something I now love to repeat in my work, hobbies and everywhere else in life I possibly can.
‘Las Vegas Review-Journal’ Travels Back to the ‘Sam’s Town’ Era
The ‘Las Vegas Review-Journal’ has published an extensive look back at the start of The Killers’ ‘Sam’s Town’ era. The piece examines the period around which the recording of the album took place.
Notably, the ‘Review-Journal’ speaks with Alan Moulder and Flood and provides a brief preview at the end of the article on what fans can expect from The Killers-themed bus tour of Las Vegas this weekend.