The Killers just closed out Panorama Music Festival in New York City with their headlining performance on Sunday night. The performance from the popular rock band from Las Vegas was one of the last in North America on their current tour schedule, presumably closing out what’s been a successful concert campaign around their latest album release, 2017’s Wonderful Wonderful. While in New York City over the weekend, Flowers stopped by the NBC Studios to appear on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," where he delivered a wonderfully peaceful acoustic version of “When You Were Young,” one of the stand-out singles from their 2006 Sam’s Town album.
The stripped down performance can be watched in full in the video above, and features just Flowers and a backing guitarist, as the rest of the band had presumably already left town. Hearing the acoustic version of the song is somewhat of a trip at first, considering that most fans have probably only heard it on full blast over the last 12 years. Regardless of the decibel level, Flowers still manages to make the fan favorite feel simply enjoyable while one listens to it from the comfort of their own couch.
Flowers also stuck around as one of the featured guests on the show to be interviewed by Meyers, where the two entertainers discussed some of the stories from the band’s early years.
“It sounds old-fashioned,” Flowers can be heard saying in the video below when the two began talking about how the band formed back in the early 2000s through classified ads in newspapers. “But that was in this century, it wasn’t that long ago! Things have progressed so fast .. there were these two free weekly magazines in Vegas and in the back of them there’d be a classified section, and I would kind of scour through.”
The Killers only have two remaining concert dates left in North America on their 2018 schedule with an upcoming performance in Milwaukee with Violent Femmes followed by an appearance at Vancouver’s Skookum Festival in early September.