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Brandon Flowers addresses Las Vegas music festival massacre

Flying high above his hometown, he reflected on the past of a city about to face a challenging future.

Recounting a flight home from Australia this past Sunday, The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers has addressed the Route 91 Harvest tragedy in a moving post on his band’s Facebook page.

“Forehead to the window I looked down on Las Vegas and felt a prick of nostalgia,” Flowers wrote. “I thought about my mother buried below, I thought about my friends in Henderson, and I even traced Flamingo Road down to where it meets the 95 and pinpointed my high school, Chaparral. I could see the city as a whole, but I couldn’t look close enough to see what was about to unfold.”

Flowers goes on to celebrate the communal nature of concerts and those who risked everything to aid those in need.

“My heart swells when I hear the stories of people putting their lives on the line to help each other — defying the stereotypes of what people say Las Vegas is all about.”

He ends the post by tempering sadness with hope.

“I miss my town, I miss my mom, I miss these victims I didn’t even know, but I look forward to getting together with you real soon to keep their memory alive.”

The Killers play The Pearl at the Palms on Dec. 11 and the MGM Grand Garden on Feb. 3.

Contact Jason Bracelin at jbracelin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0476. Follow @JasonBracelin on Twitter.

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