Battle-Born band, The Killers brought the energy and glamour of Las Vegas to Glasgow last night for the opening gig of their world tour.

Clad in black, frontman, Brandon Flowers looked every inch the rock star as he proclaimed, “Glasgow, it’s been too long!” before ripping into “A Matter Of Time” from the band’s new studio album, “Battle Born” released just last month.

Their first Scottish show in three years saw material from their latest album shaping the bulk of their set including forthcoming single, “Miss Atomic Bomb” and a rousing version of recent  single, “Runaways” which has proved it’s rank to stand shoulder to shoulder with the band’s more accomplished songs.

“Battle Born’s” more sombre moments brought a lull to proceedings and an undeniable dip in the atmosphere.

Their ‘indefinite hiatus’ of 2009 was undoubtedly a smart move as it helped them swerve burnout and they now appear rejuvenated and focused.

Much-loved hits from their eclectic back catalogue all got an airing but the best bits of their 2004 debut including breakthrough track, “Somebody Told Me” had been revived and given a new lease of life for 2012 and sounded as fresh as it did eight years ago.

Frontman Flowers projected an aura of charisma and zest that his rivals can only dream of.

However, his reluctance to venture onto the additional stage platform confirmed his infamous shyness still dominates and feeling at ease in his role as frontman is something he is yet to achieve.

Signature anthem, “All These Things That I’ve Done” and Springsteen-esque, “When You Were Young” brought the gig to a dramatic climax, a fitting ending to a promising start.

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