Best known as the frontman, vocalist, and keyboardist of Las Vegas own The Killers, we were more than happy to hang out and grab some photos from his practice sessions just days before his first sold out solo show at the Las Vegas Hilton’s Shimmer Lounge. Rumor is we’re less than a month away before his new solo release, Flamingo hits the shelves and iPods everywhere.
When it’s you, your wife and one other person as the only audience to to a private show by Brandon Flowers and his band, how can you not love the idea? We sat through the whole set, just us three and without the tension leading up to the show, lighting, or a large crowd it was probably better than that first show – at least for me. Brandon is a very shy person by nature and talking to him you pick up on that right away, but put a microphone in his hand and the man has something to say and he says it loud.
We had a chance to ask him why, given the obvious Las Vegas reference, why he chose the title for his first solo release. Flamingo is a tribute to Flamingo Road, where according to him many life changing events occurred. He told stories between sets and almost all of them seemed to revolve around Flamingo Road. Brandon and The Killers may have gone worldwide, but he’s a local boy through and through. You might even find him at some of his favorite haunts on Flamingo Rd.
Brandon donated a guitar to The Hard Rock Cafe on the Las Vegas strip, where they auction off memorabilia items and donate the money to several causes.
This was in the middle of a cover of “Dettie Davis’ Eyes” and it was killer, pun intended.
This reminded me of an almost Frank Sinatra look, the man has many expressions and isn’t even remotely afraid to use them all.