Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 14 December 2019

Abu Dhabi F1: The Killers conclude the racing weekend with wall-to-wall hits

The rockers were a slick unit at the du Arena on Sunday evening

Brandon Flowers performs with The Killers at du Arena. Saeed Saeed / The National
Brandon Flowers performs with The Killers at du Arena. Saeed Saeed / The National

The Abu Dhabi F1 weekend closed with a roaring performance by The Killers.

The US rockers took to the du Arena stage for the prestigious race-day concert, almost a decade ago to the day since their last appearance in the capital. And they brought aspects of their native Las Vegas with them too.

Strutting on to the stage to classy horns of Frank Sinatra’s Lucky Be a Lady, the group – which included a trio of backing souls vocalists - embarked on a greatest hits set.

Dressed in a sequined jacket, the slick haired frontman Brandon Flowers looked like he just came from the Sunset Strip.

His powerful voice easily moved from croon to wail, as he led the crowd through the band’s many tracks that went on to dominate modern rock radio over the decade.

So confident of their material, The Killers opened their set with the, well, killer, opening trio of Jenny was a Friend of Mine, Space Age and Somebody Told Me. The hits continued to roll on for what as another successful conclusion to the Abu Dhabi F1.

Go to The National’s Arts and Culture section for all the reports from the Abu Dhabi F1 after race concerts.

Updated: December 2, 2019 05:09 AM

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