The Killers Performs “When You Were Young” on BBC Radio 2 Live At Home
- American rock band The Killers appeared on BBC Radio 2 Live At Home to perform “When You Were Young”.
The performance was aired from the rooftop of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
“Out of the ordinary times, so we followed suit and jumped on the roof of Caesars Palace, Las Vegas to do what we do. Felt strangely natural!” the band said about the performance.
The song was released in September 2006 as the lead single from their second studio album “Sam's Town”.
The single reached No. 14 on Billboard Hot 100.
Frontman Brandon Flowers said of the song, “We’ve been guilty of having a lot of chords in our songs, and there’s not anything necessarily wrong with that, but there’s something great about simplicity. ‘When You Were Young’ is just one progression which repeats, with a couple of small variations, but it was instantly powerful and once I heard it, I came up with the melody and the title within 20 minutes. It was one of those exciting moments that you read about, and I’ve been lucky enough to be part of it a few times. This was definitely one of them. Live, it took a huge load off my shoulders too – there was a lot of pressure on us when ‘Hot Fuss’ did so well, and that song was just a total relief! I knew that song had something about it, and I’m thankful for it every night. It kept the fire in us, it kept the ball rolling.”
- source : BBC Radio 2