The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers took the opportunity to pay tribute to his mother in an emotional moment during their headline set at Glastonbury Festival 2019.
Flowers, who interacted with the crowd at every available moment during their fascinating headline performance, was incredibly emotional throughout and the tribute to his mother, Jean Flowers, proved to be the most significant moment in that emotional.
Flowers’ mother, Jean, passed away in 2010 at the age of 64 after succumbing to her battle with cancer. Remembering his childhood before paying ‘A Dustland Fairytale’, taken from the band’s third studio album Day & Age, Flowers said: “We wrote this next song a million miles from here,” he began.
“We’re a long way from home tonight. But you know, home isn’t always a place. Home is a person. Looking back at my childhood home was my mother. And her light went out too soon.”
“There isn’t a grave deep enough, there isn’t a grave dark enough to keep her light out of my life.”