Throwback To That One Time The Killers Played A Secret Gig In ELP
Since it's Thursday, I thought I'd throw us back to Monday, May 06, 2013, when The Killers performed a secret show in El Paso.
In 2013 The Killers went on a worldwide tour in support of their fourth studio album Battle Born which included a stop in El Paso performing at the Abraham Chavez Theatre.
Of course, the concert sold out and, to this day, has become one of my top 5 live concerts ever, right next to seeing U2 and Elton John.
Let me recap.
The night of May 6, The Killers took the stage at the Abraham Chavez with a stage set up that included a giant lightbulb keyboard stand similar to the one used previously in the Day & Age World Tour but this time, shaped like a lightning bolt. The electricity coursed through the crowd as thousands of fans cheered on up to the very end when I thought we were all going to die.
That's no exaggeration; ask anyone who attended the show. During the last song of the night (When You Were Young), the crowd was so enraptured that the band ended up playing the song twice. As you can imagine, fans went crazy screaming and jumping as they sang along, causing the balcony above the orchestra section to bounce precariously as thunderbolt confetti filled the venue.
The band's performance was so electrifying that night we were buzzing as we walked out of the venue when I suddenly received a call notifying me that the band was planning on playing a secret show in town.
News quickly spread that The Killers would be performing at The Lowbrow Palace off Robinson as a line of fans snaked down the street by the time I arrived.
Fans were let in on a first-come, first-served basis and squeezed in to witness one of the best mini-concerts ever as the band performed a mix of their hits and B-side tracks rarely played live.
A month later, The Killers would go on to perform one more secret show in London, sneaking into The Garage.
Needless the say, those two shows will always be remembered as an EPIC concert experience with The Killers and no less on a Monday night.