2016: The Year In Music

Killers Open Vegas' T-Mobile Arena With Help From Blue Man Group, Wayne Newton, Imagine Dragons

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Wayne Newton and Brandon Flowers of The Killers perform onstage during the grand opening of T-Mobile Arena on April 6, 2016 in Las Vegas.

The Killers have always repped their hometown of Las Vegas with glittery pride. And on Wednesday night they helped christen the town's latest glittering desert jewel, MGM Resorts' $375 million T-Mobile Arena.

The band had the honor of playing the very first show in the 20,000-seat venue with three outdoor stages and an in-venue nightclub. They kicked off an all-star April that will also feature shows from Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood and Guns 'N Roses.

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And what better way to do that than with a little help from two of Vegas' signature acts: the Blue Man Group and Mr. "Danke Schoen" himself, Wayne Newton. During a night that also featured a set from Shamir, they jammed with the blue-hued percussion group on a booming version of their hit "Human," were joined by fellow Vegas native Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons for "Jenny Was a Friend of Mine" and went old school with Newton on a cover of Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode." 

 

 

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In February, Elton John said he's planning on writing new songs with Killers singer Brandon Flowers on the band's first new album since 2012's Battle Born, which singer Brandon Flowers said could be out by the end of the year.