I’m guessing you’re here for Mr. Brightside.
Before we get to that, though, let’s get down some of the basics from The Killers’ second headline slot at Glastonbury.
They brought out the Pet Shop Boys and Johnny Marr from the Smiths, which adds a fair amount of musical pageantry.
They also brought out comedian Jimmy Carr during the celebratory encore, “pretending to be a roadie, sweeping up confetti and testing the mics for no apparent reason other than it seemed like fun”.
Sure, why not?
The set actually ended with Mr. Brightside, but we’ll pop it here first. Performing the song helped put the ghosts of their 2007 Glastonbury performance behind them, where poor sound marred their headline slot and ruined their most famous crowd-pleaser.
Fire it up – warning, there are flashing images in the video:
That opening riff will be stuck in your head for a while now.
On to the performance alongside The Pet Shop Boys:
Yes, and Jimmy:
Turns out Jimmy and lead singer Brandon Flowers go way back, and the comedian actually inspired Flowers to write Deadlines And Commitments after they chatted about the UK’s economic woes.
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