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.
You ever think maybe “Change Your Mind,” “Why Do I Keep Counting,” and “Human” are part of a secret trilogy? If the answer is no, can I chnge your mind? If I only knew the answer I wouldn’t be bother you father. I’m on my knees, looking for the answer.