ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA — A fan lived out the dream of young musicians around the world by playing drums on stage with The Killers in front of a live audience.
Nick Singer bought pit tickets for the rock band’s concert at the St. Augustine on May 8. He made sure to bring a sign with him into the pit.
The sign read: “I traveled 1500 miles to play [the song] For Reasons Unknown.”
The Killers’ lead singer Brandon Flowers noticed the sign and asked if Singer was up for it.
“So we put [For Reasons Unknown] on the setlist. Are you prepared to come up here and play it?”
Singer’s friend recorded the experience in a video he later posted on YouTube.
Flowers and drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. posed with Singer for a selfie in front of the sold-out crowd of 4,000 after the song ended.
“That guy’s got ice water running through his veins,” Flowers said after Singer left the stage following an impressive performance.
A HEARTWARMING HABIT
Singer is not the first lucky fan to play “For Reasons Unknown” on stage with The Killers – the band has been making their fans’ dreams come true for years.
A 2018 Reddit thread asked: “Why do the killers always let someone else be the drummer for 'for reasons unknown'?”
“I think someone randomly brought a sign to one of their shows and it’s just been a continuous thing now. Crowd is electric during it too,” one response read.
At a Fort Lauderdale show in 2019, 17-year-old Jayson Verebay got the crowd of 35,000 spectators chanting his name.
“It was the most mind-boggling experience ever,” Verebay told The Rolling Stone, adding that he was “literally shaking.”
“This is something I’ve been dreaming about for a long time,” Verebay continued. “It was the most incredible experience and I’m still speechless.”