Saturday, 3 March 2018

The Killers - The Man

The Wonderful Wonderful World Tour is the fifth major concert tour by the American rock band THE KILLERS, in support of their fifth studio album "Wonderful Wonderful", which was released on September 22, 2017. The tour include dates in Europe, the Americas and Oceania. Last weekend did this rock act visit Sweden once again. A spectacular  show with shit loads of Confetti and a beautiful waterfall, see pictures below. My role this evening was to assist with the pyro, the touring pyrotechnics was Nigel and Dave, two cool dudes.

Great pyro effect.

Picture stolen from the London Show.

So for today we pick a tune from the setlist.

Today's tune "The Man" is taken from their fifth studio album, "Wonderful Wonderful" (2017). It was released on June 14, 2017, as the lead single from the album. Written by: Flowers, Stoermer, Lee, Bell, Bell, Brown, Nash, Smith, Westfield, Mickens, Boyce, Thomas

Drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. stated that the song's lyrics were "largely about how when we were younger we felt invincible. What it meant to be a 'man' in your 20's. Sort of your chest out, the breadwinner, nothing could stop you, invincible sort of thing. It's sort of tongue-and-cheeking that, how that is not really the point of being a man at all. It's actually more about compassion and empathy." According to the band's vocalist Brandon Flowers, the song is a response to the more delicate songs of the album, including "Rut" and "Some Kind of Love": "Those songs came and it was like, 'These are more tender or contemplative than we've ever been, how did we get to this point?' Reflecting on that was where 'The Man' came from."

The artwork for the single features Flowers's youngest son Henry and was shot by Anton Corbijn.

The accompanying music video for the single was directed by Tim Mattia and released on June 28, 2017. The video, filmed in Las Vegas, features Flowers portraying a variety of characters that are connected by their obsession with ego and fame. By the end of the video, all of Flowers' characters begin to fall apart as their success fades. It includes a cameo by former Mayor of Las Vegas and current First Gentleman of Las Vegas Oscar Goodman.

Throughout the summer of 2017, THE KILLERS played festivals across Europe, were they did a show in Sweden, Bråvalla and North America as well as performances in smaller venues. At many of these shows, the band previewed several new songs from the then-upcoming album Wonderful Wonderful including the singles "The Man" and "Run for Cover". On August 28, 2017, the band announced on its website and via Instagram and Twitter posts that guitarist Dave Keuning and bassist Mark Stoermer would not be present on the tour; Ted Sablay and Jake Blanton, both of whom have toured with the band in the past, will fill in for Keuning and Stoermer respectively. The band also added more touring musicians: Robbie Connolly (keyboards, guitar), Taylor Milne (guitar) and backing vocalists Erica Canales, Danielle Withers and Amanda Brown. On December 1, 2017, Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer performed with the band in Las Vegas for the Vegas Strong Benefit Concert to raise money for the 1 October tragedy victims fund.

Upcoming Tour dates:

February 23, 2018 Oslo Norway Telenor Arena
February 24, 2018 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe
February 25, 2018 Copenhagen Denmark Royal Arena
February 27, 2018 Berlin Germany Mercedes-Benz Arena
February 28, 2018 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
March 1, 2018 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal
March 3, 2018 Paris France Zénith Paris
March 5, 2018 Cologne Germany Lanxess Arena
March 6, 2018 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
March 15, 2018 Guácima Costa Rica Anfiteatro Coca-Cola
March 17, 2018 San Isidro Argentina Hipódromo de San Isidro
March 18, 2018 Santiago Chile O'Higgins Park
March 21, 2018 Asunción Paraguay Asuncionico Festival
March 23, 2018 Bogotá Colombia Estéreo Picnic Festival
March 25, 2018 São Paulo Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace
March 27, 2018 Lima Peru Jockey Club del Perú
April 2, 2018 Monterrey Mexico Arena Monterrey
April 3, 2018 Monterrey Mexico Arena Monterrey
April 5, 2018 Mexico City Foro Sol
April 7, 2018 Guadalajara Corona Capital
April 20, 2018 Auckland New Zealand Spark Arena
April 21, 2018 Wellington TSB Bank Arena
April 24, 2018 Christchurch Horncastle Arena
April 27, 2018 Brisbane Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
April 28, 2018 Sydney Qudos Bank Arena
May 1, 2018 Perth Perth Arena
May 4, 2018 Melbourne Hisense Arena
May 5, 2018 Melbourne Hisense Arena
May 6, 2018 Melbourne Hisense Arena
May 8, 2018 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
May 18, 2018 Gulf Shores United States Hangout Music Festival
May 25, 2018 Boston Boston Calling Music Festival
May 26, 2018 Napa BottleRock Napa Valley
June 8, 2018 Manchester Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
June 18, 2018 Dover Firefly Music Festival
June 20, 2018 Rome Italy Rock in Roma
June 21, 2018 Milan Area Expo
June 23, 2018 Swansea Wales Liberty Stadium
June 24, 2018 Newport England Seaclose Park
June 26, 2018 Dublin Ireland RDS Arena
June 28, 2018 Saint Gallen Switzerland Saint Gallen Open Air
June 29, 2018 Lisbon Portugal Rock in Rio Lisboa
July 6, 2018 Werchter Belgium Rock Werchter
July 8, 2018 Glasgow Scotland Glasgow Green
July 13, 2018 Bolton England Macron Stadium
July 14, 2018 Blythburgh Latitude Festival
July 19, 2018 Benicàssim Spain Festival Internacional de Benicàssim
July 20, 2018 Cuxhaven Germany Deichbrand Festival
July 21, 2018 Paris France Hippodrome de Longchamp
July 24, 2018 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Arena
July 29, 2018 Randall's Island United States Panorama Music Festival

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