Updated May 20, 2024 - News

Your pick for the best Boston Calling artist: The Killers

The Killers performs on Day 3 of Leeds Festival 2023 at Bramham Park on August 27, 2023 in Leeds, England.

The Killers at Leeds Festival 2023. Photo: Katja Ogrin/Redferns via Getty Images

We asked you to pick the best major act at Boston Calling 2024, and after four rounds, you landed on the millennial-rock darling The Killers.

  • The Killers and California indie band Young The Giant knocked out Megan Thee Stallion and Leon Bridges in the last round before facing off.
  • But the 2000s nostalgia runs deep. Young The Giant didn't stand a chance.
A bracket shows the best Boston Calling artist based on the 2024 lineup according to Axios Boston readers. The chart shows 16 initial matchups, with artists scheduled to perform at the festival.Leon Bridges and Megan thee Stallion were knocked out in Round 3, and Young The Giant lost in the final round, leaving The Killers as the winner.
Bracket: Axios Visuals

The biggest surprise, perhaps, was not that The Killers won against Megan Thee Stallion, but how much more support the band got compared to the H-Town hottie.

The bottom line: Brandon Flowers can head into Boston Calling satisfied this weekend, knowing The Killers are shining on in the hearts of locals.

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