Flamingo Road Tour
|Tour by Brandon Flowers|
Promotional poster for 2010 tour
|Start date||August 14, 2010|
|End date||July 16, 2011|
|Number of shows||31 in North America
33 in Europe
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 praise from both spectators and critics alike, including being named one of the "Best Shows of the Summer" and "'Must See Fall Tours" by Spin.
|“||Bless 'em, they are devoted. I see some of the same faces every night. It's great to have the support and I realize that comes out of the love that they had for the Killers [but] I feel embarrassed to do some of the same things, even though it's new for 95% of the audience||”|
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. 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. 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.
- 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.
|North America I|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
Box office score data
|Venue||City||Tickets sold / available||Gross revenue|
|Shimmer Cabaret||Las Vegas||390 / 390 (100%)||$10,725|
|Park West||Chicago||1,000 / 1,000 (100%)||$25,000|
|Fox Theater Pomona||Pomona||2,000 / 2,000 (100%)||$55,043|
|Riviera Theatre||Chicago||1,466 / 2,500 (59%)||$42,514|
|9:30 Club||Washington, D.C.||1,200 / 1,200 (100%)||$36,000|
|Club Soda||Montreal||865 / 865 (100%)||$25,769|
|Total||6,921 / 7,955 (87%)||$195,051|
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