Killer covers on the Isle of Wight


Remember the Beatles classic “When I’m Sixty-Four”?

Well last night it was Las Vegas quartet The KILLERS who were playing it during their lengthy set headlining day two of the Isle of Wight Festival

thekillersnew325They also played their own well established version of Joy Division’s classic ‘Shadowplay’ as well as a cover of the Tiffany song “I Think We’re Alone Now”, which Brandon Flowers said they were ‘stealing back’ for Tommy James and the Shondells.

The band also played a career-spanning set of their own material during the slot. Opening with ‘Mr Brightside’ to huge cheers, The Killers then kicked off with a selection of newer material before moving into a hit-packed section including ‘Human’, ‘Somebody Told Me’ and ‘For Reasons Unknown’. Closing with a crowd-pleasing triple header of ‘All These Things I’ve Done’, ‘Jenny Was A Friend of Mine’ and ‘When We Were Young’, the band then exited to rapturous applause.

Here’s the full set-list:

‘Mr Brightside’
‘The Way it Was’
‘Smile Like You Mean It’
Bling (Confessions Of A King)’
‘Miss Atomic Bomb’
‘Somebody Told Me’
‘I Think We’re Alone Now’
‘For Reasons Unknown’
‘From Here On Out’
‘A Dustland Fairytale’
‘When I’m Sixty-Four’
‘Read My Mind’
‘All These Things I’ve Done’
‘Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine’
‘When We Were Young’

Earlier in the evening Bloc Party and The Maccabees also played the main stage of the festival.