Flamingo Road Tour

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Flamingo Road Tour
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Promotional poster for 2010 tour
Tour by Brandon Flowers
Associated album Flamingo
Start date August 14, 2010 (2010-08-14)
End date December 4, 2010 (2010-12-04)
Legs 3
Shows 30 in North America
33 in Europe
63 Total

The Flamingo Road Tour (commonly acknowledged as the Flamingo Tour) was the 2010 solo concert tour by American recording artist, Brandon Flowers, who is the lead vocalist for the rock band, The Killers. Visiting North America and Europe, the tour supported his debut album, Flamingo. The tour has received praised from both spectators and critics alike, including being named one of the "Best Shows of the Summer" and "'Must See Fall Tours" by Spin.[1][2]

Background[edit]

After a European run, Flowers returned to the US in November for a national tour in 2,000-seat theaters.[3] Tickets went on sale during the second week of September.[3]

Shortly after announcing his band would take a brief hiatus, Flowers began to record his first solo record. After his first single "Crossfire" gained momentum, Flowers announced a short club tour to help promote his forthcoming album.[5] The tour received high praise from many critics and was expanded into a full length tour into Europe and North America. The namesake of the tour derives from the iconic Flamingo Road in Flowers hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada—where he worked as a bellhop at the historic Flamingo Las Vegas.[6] He mentions, A lot of my life took place on Flamingo [Road]. It's part of Vegas mythology, and now it's part of my own mythology […] That's my 'hood." Flower's band, The Killers paid tribute to Las Vegas with their second album, Sam's Town, named for Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall.

Opening acts[edit]

Setlist[edit]

Additional notes[edit]

  • During the concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, New York, Flowers performed "Read My Mind" and "Mr. Brightside" in lieu of "The Clock Was Tickin'" and "When You Were Young". Additionally, "Only the Young" was performed during the encore.
  • During the concert at the O2 Academy in Liverpool, England, Flowers performed "Helter Skelter" by The Beatles during the encore instead of "The Clock Was Tickin'" which was played on every other UK Date (Except London)
  • During the concert at the O2 Academy Brixton in London, England, Flowers performed "Only the Young", "Human", and "Mr. Brightside" during the encore alongside Stuart Price.
  • During the concert at The Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, California, Flowers performed "Roxanne" alongside Andy Summers during the encore.
  • During the concert at the Fox Oakland Theater in Oakland, California, Flowers performed "Side" alongside Fran Healy during the encore.
  • During the concert at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey, Flowers performed "Promised Land" by Bruce Springsteen during the encore.
  • During the concert at Where The Action Is in Gothenburg, Sweden, Flowers performed "Reptile" by The Church.
  • During the concert at the Coachella Festival in Indio, California, Flowers performed "Read My Mind" and "Mr. Brightside" alongside Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer from The Killers.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America I[5][11]
August 14, 2010 Las Vegas United States Shimmer Cabaret
August 17, 2010 Los Angeles The Troubadour
August 19, 2010 San Francisco Slim's
August 23, 2010 Chicago Park West
August 25, 2010 Toronto Canada Mod Club
August 26, 2010 New York City United States Highline Ballroom
Europe I[11][12][13]
September 8, 2010 London England Relentless Garage
September 22, 2010 Dublin Ireland The Academy
September 23, 2010[A]
September 26, 2010 Cologne Germany E-Werk
September 27, 2010 Brussels Belgium Ancienne Belgique
September 28, 2010 Amsterdam Netherlands Paradiso
September 29, 2010 Paris France Cabaret Sauvage
October 1, 2010 Berlin Germany Huxleys Neue Welt
October 3, 2010 Zürich Switzerland Kaufleuten
October 4, 2010 Milan Italy Discoteca Alcatraz Milano
October 5, 2010 Rome Circolo Degli Artisti
October 8, 2010 Barcelona Spain Razzmatazz
October 9, 2010 Madrid La Riviera Madrid
October 12, 2010 Glasgow Scotland O2 Academy Glasgow
October 13, 2010 Leeds England O2 Academy Leeds
October 14, 2010 Liverpool O2 Academy Liverpool
October 16, 2010 Manchester Manchester Academy
October 17, 2010 London HMV Forum
October 18, 2010 Birmingham HMV Institute
October 19, 2010 London O2 Academy Brixton
North America II[5][6][11][13]
November 9, 2010 Pomona United States Pomona Fox Theater
November 10, 2010 Los Angeles Wiltern Theatre
November 11, 2010 Oakland Fox Oakland Theatre
November 13, 2010 Portland Roseland Theater
November 14, 2010 Seattle Showbox Sodo
November 15, 2010 Vancouver Canada Commodore Ballroom
November 17, 2010 Salt Lake City United States The Depot
November 18, 2010 Denver Ogden Theater
November 20, 2010 Lawrence Liberty Hall
November 21, 2010 Minneapolis First Avenue
November 23, 2010 Chicago Riviera Theatre
November 24, 2010 Royal Oak Royal Oak Music Theatre
November 26, 2010 Boston House of Blues
November 27, 2010 Atlantic City
November 28, 2010 Philadelphia Electric Factory
November 29, 2010 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
December 1, 2010 Asbury Park The Stone Pony
December 2, 2010 New York City Hammerstein Ballroom
December 3, 2010 Montreal Canada Club Soda
December 4, 2010 Toronto Sound Academy
North America III[14]
April 10, 2011 Guadalajara Mexico Teatro Estudio Cavaret
April 11, 2011 Mexico City Jose Cuervo Salon
April 14, 2011 San Diego United States House of Blues
April 15, 2011 Indio, California Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
April 16, 2011 Las Vegas House of Blues
Europe II
June 28, 2011 Gothenburg Sweden Azaleadalen
June 29, 2011 Arendal Norway Tromoya
July 1, 2011 Paddock Wood England Hopp Farm
July 3, 2011 Werchter Belgium Werchter Park
July 5, 2011 Offenbach Germany Capitol
July 6, 2011 Tilburg Netherlands Poppodium
July 7, 2011 Luxembourg Luxembourg Den Atelier
July 9, 2011 Naas Ireland Punchestown Racecourse
July 10, 2011 Kinross Scotland Balado
July 12, 2011 St Austell England The Eden Project
July 14, 2011 Berne Switzerland Gurten
July 15, 2011 Valencia Spain Benicàssim Castellón
July 16, 2011 Sesimbra Portugal Meco
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This performance was a part of Arthur's Day.[15]

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets sold / available Gross revenue
Shimmer Cabaret Las Vegas 390 / 390 (100%) $10,725[16]
Park West Chicago 1,000 / 1,000 (100%) $25,000[16]
Fox Theater Pomona Pomona 2,000 / 2,000 (100%) $55,043[17]
Riviera Theatre Chicago 1,466 / 2,500 (59%) $42,514[18]
9:30 Club Washington, D.C. 1,200 / 1,200 (100%) $36,000[19]
Club Soda Montreal 865 / 865 (100%) $25,769[18]
Total 6,921 / 7,955 (87%) $195,051

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goodman, William (2010-09-07). "The 15 Best Shows of the Summer—Brandon Flowers". Spin. Spin Media, LLC. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  2. ^ Goodman, William (2010-09-12). "Preview: The 25 Best Fall Tours—Brandon Flowers". Spin. Spin Media LLC. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  3. ^ a b Lipshutz, Jason (September 18, 2010), "NO FILLER, NO KILLERS". Billboard. 122 (37):53
  4. ^ Considine, J.D. (2010-12-06). "On his solo tour, Brandon Flowers is self-consciously alone". The Globe and Mail. CTVglobemedia Publishing Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  5. ^ a b c Ross, Jennifer (2010-08-04). "Brandon Flowers Announces Tour Dates". Paste Magazine. Paste Media Group. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  6. ^ a b Goodman, William (2010-09-13). "Brandon Flowers Plots Tour Dates". Spin. Spin Media LLC. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  7. ^ Wood, Mikael (2010-08-18). "Brandon Flowers Delivers High Drama at Solo Club Gig". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media LLC. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  8. ^ Brown-Lee, bill (2010-11-21). "Review | Brandon Flowers at Liberty Hall". The Kansas City Star. The McClatchy Company. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  9. ^ Youssef, Andrew (2010-11-10). "Brandon Flowers at the Fox Theater in Pomona Last Night". OC Weekly. Village Voice Media. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  10. ^ Abelson (2010-09-09). "Live Review: Brandon Flowers - London Relentless Garage - 08/09/10". Alter the Press. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  11. ^ a b c "Tour Dates: Past". Brandon Flowers' Official Website. Universal Music Group. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  12. ^ "The Killers' Brandon Flowers announces UK solo tour and ticket details". NME. IPC Media. 2010-08-31. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  13. ^ a b Evans, Rob (2010-09-20). "Brandon Flowers hits the road sans the Killers". SoundSpike. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  14. ^ http://www.sentimentalistmag.com/2011/02/21/brandon-flowers-confirms-brief-run-of-west-coast-shows/
  15. ^ "GLOBAL GUINNESS CELEBRATION, ARTHUR’S DAY 2010 INCLUDES THE SCRIPT, BRANDON FLOWERS, SNOW PATROL, KELIS, THE MANIC STREET PREACHERS, WESTLIFE AND PAOLO NUTINI" (Press release). PR Newswire. 2010-09-24. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  16. ^ a b "Billboard Boxscore", Billboard Magazine (New York City: Nielsen Business Media, Inc.), 2010-09-04, retrieved 2010-08-27 
  17. ^ "Billboard Boxscore", Billboard Magazine (New York City: Nielsen Business Media, Inc.), 2010-12-11, retrieved 2010-12-03 
  18. ^ a b "Billboard Boxscore", Billboard Magazine (New York City: Nielsen Business Media, Inc.), 2010-12-28, retrieved 2010-12-10 
  19. ^ "Billboard Boxscore". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011-01-01. Retrieved 2010-12-24. 

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