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’

A video posted by Erin Kennedy Middleton (@artgirl88) on Sep 30, 2016 at 7:04pm PDT

A video posted by Autumn Nevada (@autb0t) on Sep 30, 2016 at 6:47pm PDT

A photo posted by ❤️🐕⚡️🌱☄🔮 (@gabbycakes805) on Sep 30, 2016 at 6:51pm PDT


I can’t believe they did “Smile Like You Mean It.” It’s been too long.

I’m glad I didn’t go. I would have died of happiness.

In case the YouTube video is taken down.
I’m not taking any fucking chances.


A video of The Killers first VIP performance of the weekend has been uploaded on YouTube.  The Killers performed semi-acoustic versions of ‘Smile Like You Mean It’ and ‘Change Your Mind’.

Taken from Sweet Talk.

tonight i got to live out my dream of seeing the killers play a sam’s town show and it was the most perfect night of my life. this album played a huge part in crafting the person i am today, and hearing/seeing each and every song being played live before my very eyes was just… it was like watching four dudes conjure magic right there in front of me. the amount of effort they went into with the stage, the show itself, their outfits, the tk songs playing on repeat throughout the casino from the second we got there with the way it was to the second we left with be still… it was just phenomenal. the attention to detail was astounding. i’ve never cried so much at a show before in my life but i couldn’t help but sob along to my list, to why do i keep counting and to exitlude, not just because of the meaning those songs hold for me but because i just feel so fortunate to have been in that room tonight. never has there been a more perfect night, and i just feel so lucky to have been there to witness it with my best friends in the world. there are no words to describe how grateful i am to the boys for doing this for us. having been through a pretty rough time this past year or so, i got to go to my sam’s town at sam’s town tonight and that is all i could ever ask for.

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.

Live Blog: The Killers’ ‘Sam’s Town’ Night One

The Killers have made a storming entrance at 9:41pm in Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nevada for night one of the ‘Sam’s Town’ Decennial Extravaganza.

The Killers ascended the stage to the familiar and well loved ‘Sam’s Town’ orchestra intro and launched straight in to ‘Sam’s Town’. 

The Killers are playing the following setlist:

  1. Sam’s Town
  2. Enterlude
  3. When You Were Young
  4. Bling (Confession of a King)
  5. For Reasons Unknown
  6. Read My Mind (Thanks Alan Moulder for his guidance on the song and album.)
  7. Uncle Jonny
  8. Bones
  9. My List
  10. This River Is Wild
  11. Why Do I Keep Counting?
  12. Exitlude

Note: The live stream that was enabling the updates has ended.  You can view the saved stream, for the time being, here.  Skip to 22:45 to view the show.

To be confirmed:

  • Eve Barlow has tweeted that ‘Under The Gun’ is being played.
  • Spaceman
  • Human
  • Somebody Told Me

Note: The partial encore, which has now ended, listed above can be viewed, for the time being, here.

  • Runaways
  • All These Things That I’ve Done
  • Jenny Was A Friend of Mine
  • Mr. Brightside