The Killers Light Show Debuts at Fremont Street Experience

The free light shows at Fremont Street Experience are a big draw for Las Vegas visitors, and a new show from The Killers has been added to the rotation at the downtown pedestrian mall.

The new Viva Vision show showcases three songs by The Killers: “Mr. Brightside,” “When You Were Young” and “The Man.”

The Killers light show Fremont Street

Fremont’s light shows are one of the best free things to do in Las Vegas, along with the Bellagio fountains, the Mirage volcano and rejecting the sexual overtures of bloggers.

This blog is a big fan of “The Man,” mostly because the video for the song was shot in Las
Vegas.

The Plaza casino is featured prominently in the video, and former Mayor Oscar Goodman even has a cameo (he’s the one with the martini at the roulette table).

The Killers got their start in Las Vegas when the band formed in 2001.

The unfortunately-named band’s members include Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci, Jr.

Their new light show was designed by a Canadian firm, Moment Factory.

Here’s a look. It’s better in person.

Other recent additions to the Viva Vision line-up include shows devoted to Imagine Dragons (another Las Vegas band), Green Day, Linkin Park and Tiesto.

The Viva Vision screen at Fremont Street Experience (where we work in digital marketing as our day job) is about to undergo a major upgrade at a cost of $33 million.

The project will be paid for by Fremont Street Experience, the City of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Installation of the upgrade is expected to begin mid-2018 and is expected to take a little more than a year to complete. The Viva Vision canopy will continue to operate during the improvement process.

The upgrade project will vastly improve the resolution of the screen, making it visible even during daylight hours, and will create a “floor-to-ceiling, interactive” experience.

6 thoughts on “The Killers Light Show Debuts at Fremont Street Experience

  1. Bouldersteve

    Nice to hear about the upgrade. Video technology has greatly improved since the canopy was originally built..

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  2. VegasSlushy

    New technology will be great. I’m all for new programs, but I don’t know two things about these Killers, and I know that Imagine Dragons music caused my cat to commit suicide. (My ears were bleeding, as well, but that seems minor, in comparison.)

    I’m not going to say what music should be included in the light shows, but the new selections aren’t fascinating me, even with an oldies act like Green Day.

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  3. Falcon Falcone

    I was staying on Fremont when the last upgrade happened. It went from ultra low def to high def. I was wowed by the upgrade. I bet I will be again.
    Also, like how bands like the Killers rep thier hometown. Too many bands are “from” NYC or LA.

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