The Killers: Glastonbury Crowd Overpowered The Band

18 July 2017, 07:00

Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci reveal how the reaction to the their secret slot at the festival took them by surprise.

The Killers have been telling Radio X how they were taken aback by the response to their surprise set at this year’s Glastonbury festival.

Speaking to Gordon Smart, frontman Brandon Flowers explained how the crowd for the band’s show on the John Peel Stage on the Sunday evening at the festival was so huge, they couldn't take it all in.

He said: “We really couldn’t tell quite how far the crowd spread, but we could feel it. There was a great energy. It was an unbeatable 45 minutes for us.”

The appearance was the first time that The Killers had played Glastonbury in ten years and harked back to their very first appearance at the festival, on the same stage back in 2004.

His colleague, drummer Ronnie Vannucci was also amazed at how vocal the audience were: “It was the first time that I couldn’t hear the band on stage. And I’m on in-ear monitors, so I’m effectively wearing headphones. The voices were overpowering the band!”

Vannucci went on: “It’s a good battery charger. Shows like that are fuel for us. It powers the engines.”

The Killers also played an amazing show in London as part of Barclaycard Presents BST Hyde Park at the beginning of July. Here's one of the highlights.