On the sixteenth of October two thousand and ten I was lucky enough to be a few bodies from the front, around 7 feet, from Brandon Flowers.
As always with Mr Flowers, the music was spot on, but what made it for me was the intimate venue. If he wanted to, the O2 Apollo is only down the road, Manchester Central a tiny bit further and the is MEN Arena just as close. Any of the larger venues would have sold out just as fast and would have made more money; but the Academy provided the intimate atmosphere perfect for performing his latest material and engaging closely with his audience.
And that's what it was; intimate, engaging and amazing to experience from start to finish.
* On The Floor
* Bette Davis Eyes (Kim Carnes cover)
* Jilted Lovers and Broken Hearts
* Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas
* Was It Something I Said?
* Hard Enough
* Losing Touch
* Swallow It
* Only The Young
* Playing With Fire
* The Clock Was Tickin'
* When You Were Young (acoustic)