On August 26, 2010, The Killers lead singer Brandon Flowers†made his live solo debut in New York playing a sold out show at the Highline Ballroom.† The brief 45 minute set showcased his solo album “Flamingo,” and featured mostly new songs.† For the encore, he treated the screaming crowd to an acoustic†’cover’ of the Killers classic “When You Were Young,” and as you will hear in this video, it was a sing-a-long that sent the crowd into the night with bliss oblivion.
Rumours of The Killers lead singer Brandon Flowers’ sexuality have been floating around since the beginning of his musical career. ¬†Sure, he’s Mormon. ¬†Sure, he has kids. ¬†In this day and age, that means nothing. ¬†I will love him no matter who he chooses to get down on his knees for. ¬†When I saw his New York live solo debut on August 26, 2010, I overheard lots of my gays in the audience saying things like “No straight guy loves the Pet Shop Boys as much as he does” and “He is such a bottom.” ¬†I don’t know if either of these things are true. ¬†However, covering Kim Carnes’ 1980s song “Bette Davis Eyes,” certainly doesn’t help his case for heterosexuality, but here at According2g, we love all people equally.
On August 26, 2010, Brandon Flowers of The Killers made his solo debut in New York with a sold out show at the Highline Ballroom. ¬†He opened the show with a track from his upcoming album “Flamingo.” ¬†The song is called “On The Floor” and it goes a little something like this…
The Killers are on a break. ¬†Brandon Flowers¬†is sowing his wild oats by releasing a solo record called “Flamingo.” ¬†The songs from the album made their New York debut on August 26, 2010 as he performed them live at a sold out show at the Highline Ballroom. ¬†For those hoping for a radical departure from the sound of the Killers in the way that Gwen Stefani of No Doubt and Kele from Bloc Party did on their solo records, you might be disappointed. I personally thought that any of the tracks performed could fit in on a Killers record, so perhaps that will please the legion of fans who are eagerly awaiting the release of “Flamingo.” ¬†He played 8 new songs, a cover of Kim Carnes’ “Bette Davis Eyes,” and 2 tracks by The Killers – “Losing Touch,” and an acoustic version of “When You Were Young.” ¬†Aside from the fact that “When You Were Young” was the encore and final number, the audience just about lost their minds when he started singing the song. ¬†A video of “When You Were Young,” “Bette Davis Eyes,” and “On The Floor” are all coming soon, but please be patient. ¬†I am only one person with many amazing experiences to write about. ¬†He took the stage at 9 pm and played for 45 minutes. ¬†There was no opening act.¬† The screaming girls around me obviously loved every note, but I did overhear some audience members saying “his solo stuff sucks shit.” ¬†You can decide for yourself when “Flamingo” is released next month. ¬†One thing that is indisputable, Brandon Flowers is a total hottie!
See some more pictures of Brandon Flowers as well as the set list after the jump.