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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C
# Hearing was a friend of mine
The Killers played Dublin last night - and basically everyone in the city could hear them
The Las Vegas rockers played a bit of a noisy one in the RDS.

Isle of Wight festival 2018 - Day 4 David Jensen / PA Images The Killers, performing at the Isle of Wight festival on 24 June David Jensen / PA Images / PA Images

AMERICAN ROCKERS THE Killers played to 20,000 delirious fans at Dublin’s RDS last night – a gig that lead to something of a universal conclusion.

They were loud. They were very loud indeed.

In fact, so noisy were the Las Vegas foursome, possibly best known for their debut album Hot Fuss from 2004, that people claimed they could hear them from across the capital.

You could hear them in Rathgar

And Brandon Flowers made himself known even further afield in Rathfarnham

1 Twitter / Orla Hayes Twitter / Orla Hayes / Orla Hayes

Churchtown had soul, if not soldiers

They even, possibly, made it over to the (Mr) northside of the city

But, while a free gig on a summer’s day is something of brightside for many, those a bit closer to the concert weren’t all able to smile like they meant it:

TheJournal.ie has contacted promoters MCD to get a handle on why this particular gig was so apparently earth-shatteringly loud. Although some seemed to think we have some nice-weather-related acoustical anomaly to thank:

However, for those at the gig, one other thing is certain – the band were great, with a cover of The Waterboys’ Whole of the Moon seeming to have gone down particularly well.

Sounds like they were On Top form.

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