The Killers headlined Glastonbury 2019 last night. The American indie rockers invited a few special guests on stage at the English festival. Pet Shop Boys and Johnny Marr joined the band for the encore.
The Americans headlined the Pyramid Stage for the second time on Saturday 29 June. Starting with classics ‘Jenny Was a Friend of Mine’ and ‘Somebody Told Me’, their regular set was a series of greatest hits that ended with ‘When You Were Young’.
Pet Shop Boys
In the encore, The Killers decided to make this huge moment even more special. First, Pet Shop Boys joined the Americans on stage. Together with the English pop duo, they performed ‘Always on My Mind’ and ‘Human’.
The Killers were then joined by Johnny Marr. The legendary guitarist of The Smiths played a version of his old band’s ‘This Charming Man’ with them. To close the evening, they also played ‘Mr. Brightside’ together.
All in all, the audience at Glastonbury was treated to a very special show.
The Killers are an indie rock band from Las Vegas, USA. They released their debut album, Hot Fuss, back in 2004. This record included massive hits like ‘Somebody Told Me’ and ‘Mr. Brightside’, which became the soundtrack of an entire generation. In total, the Americans have released five studio albums.
Glastonbury is a five-day festival that takes place in Pilton, Somerset, England. Aside from musical acts, the festival also hosts dance, comedy, theatre, circus acts and other activities. Glastonbury is considered to be the largest greenfield festival in the world, with around 135,000 attendees. After a ‘fallow-year’ in 2018, the festival returns with headliners like Stormzy, The Killers and The Cure.
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