The Killers add soundtrack to England’s Euro semifinal win

The Killers add soundtrack to England's Euro semifinal win

Often, the sound of victory is the roar of a crowd. Other times it’s the harmony of triumphant music.

And sometimes it’s both.

With rock band The Killers at London’s O2 Arena on Wednesday, the performers seemed to know some members of their audience would have their minds (and perhaps eyes) elsewhere. England’s men’s soccer team would be playing in the European Championship semi-final against the Netherlands at the same time the band would be performing.

A natural solution? Projecting the game onto a screen behind their set, complete with the match commentators’ monologue of the final moments blasting through the arena’s speakers.

England won the match 2-1 thanks to a late goal by Ollie Watkins, and when the final whistle blew minutes later the band, previously silent, queued the music to accompany the moment with a cinematic soundtrack.

With confetti falling and the crowd celebrating the result, The Killers took the opportunity to stir up the opening notes of their debut smash hit “Mr. Brightside.”

England will look to capture their first-ever UEFA European Championship on Sunday when they face Spain in the tournament’s final.

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