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- Posted on Aug 17th 2010 6:00AM by Chris Mugan
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The Killers frontman played a sold-out show at his hometown Hilton Hotel's Shimmer Lounge, a small space with a capacity in the low hundreds, reports Spin.com. Although it was in some respects a low-key beginning to his solo career, Flowers was his usual exuberant self with plenty of gestures and movement.
The Nevada-born artist performed a 10-song, 45 minute set culled mainly from 'Flamingo,' including the optimistic 'Swallow It' and the gospel-tinged 'On The Floor.' For that number and others he was joined by two female backing vocalists, though not Jenny Lewis, who guests on the record.
Spin suggested several songs "would not sound out of place on a Killers record," including first single 'Crossfire,' which chimes with Spinner's recent story about Flowers' admission he had written the tunes for his usual band.
The singer also threw in a Killers track, a stripped down version of 'Losing Touch,' opener for their 2008 album 'Day and Age,' and a cover of Kim Carnes' smouldering eighties classic 'Bette Davis Eyes.'
'Flamingo' is due out Sept. 6 in the UK and Ireland, Sept. 14 in the US and Canada.