Las Vegan indie rock quartet The Killers played London’s iconic Wembley Stadium back in June and to commemorate the occasion, they wrote and performed a special one-off song that they’ve just released online.
The song takes a comical look at the band’s history, with frontman Brandon Flowers singing about their beginnings writing songs in guitarist Dave Keuning‘s apartment to playing at the famous 75,000-capacity venue. The song also references some of the bands that have played Wembley before them, like Foo Fighters, The Who, and even Green Day, to whom Flowers sort of apologises for a previous beef over the former’s lyrics, singing “I said some shit but that was the old me”.
The Somebody Told Me hitmakers released a statement thanking the fans that caught the show:
“We’d like to take a moment to sincerely thank those of you that made it out to the Wembley Stadium show last month. What a real pleasure it was to play for you all. We filmed some of the show and caught the Wembley song on tape. We took out all the bad shots of Ron to make us look cooler, too. Enjoy.”
Flowers recently confirmed that he’d be releasing a second solo album in the near future, a follow-up to his successful 2010 effort Flamingo. The Killers will also be back in the recording studio soon, with drummer Ronnie Vanucci confirming that the band are already working on new tracks.
The Killers – Wembley Song