The Killers make superfans’ dream come true with a shot at the podium

The Killers invited a fan to the stage at a performance in Scotland after seeing his sign in the crowd asking if he could play the drums

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A super fan of American rock band The Killers was delighted to be welcomed on stage for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Scottish teacher Kyle Grieve was asked by frontman Brandon Flowers to perform one of the band’s biggest hits, which he was obviously obliged to do.

The 28-year-old drum instructor impressively performed For Reasons Unknown to the 20,000-strong crowd at Falkirk Stadium on Tuesday.

The confident musician caught the attention of the band the night before during the rockers’ first of two performances.

He held up a sign asking if he could play the drums, but his wish was not granted. The next time he hit his arm and this time he was invited by Brandon.

Kyle Grieve was invited on stage

Speaking to Falkirk Live, he admitted that he was absolutely thrilled after the performance.

“I still can’t believe this happened, and I can’t stop watching all the videos,” he gushed.

“This has been a lifelong dream and there are no words to describe what it means to me or how I really feel.”

He went on to reveal how perseverance was key to making his dream a reality. He admitted that Brandon told him he withdrew his registration too late on the first show, with the singer telling the teacher, “If you want to play the drums, you gotta mean it.”

That led to him taking a new sign on Tuesday that read, “Tonight I mean business.”

After being brought on stage and performing, Kyle admitted it was “the best feeling ever”.

He continued, “I was nervous when I got Brandon’s attention and was invited, but once I was on stage I was relaxed and it was the best feeling ever.”

“The response from the crowd was amazing, they all cheered, the buzz was just unbelievable.”

Brandon Flowers of The Killers


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He later told the BBC: “It’s all I ever wanted to do. The Killers were my biggest influence, it’s through them that I took up the drums.”

He confessed to seeing the band 14 times in the past 10 years and praised audiences for their amazing response to his impromptu performance.

“The audience was amazing, it was all surreal,” he added. “I’m looking forward to my band’s tour now and I feel like all the hard work is paying off.”

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