Listen to The Killers open their Melbourne show with ‘The White Lotus’ theme song

The Killers have joined a chorus of musicians in adding The White Lotus theme song to their concert setlists

The theme song of The White Lotus has rightfully earned its place on concert and festival setlists the world over, with The Killers opening their Melbourne show with the series’ iconic intro track. The band’s stadium tour completed its Melbourne leg in Rod Laver Arena earlier this week, but before audiences were treated to tracks like Mr. Brightside, they were lucky enough to enjoy the 90 seconds of pure bliss that is Cristobal Tapia De Veer’s Renaissance. 

The Killers fans flocked to social media to share the setlist entry, which opened the band’s performance and soundtracked their entry to the stage. Crowds cheered as the theme song’s iconic yodels and operatic vocals blasted through the stadium. While it marks the latest instance of musicians showing love for The White Lotus, the season two theme song has become a staple of moshpits, clubs and stadiums ever since it first aired in October.

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Earlier this month, musician Dominic Fike closed one of his sets in New York City with Renaissance. Fike starred in the second season of Euphoria, which sits alongside The White Lotus as one of HBO’s most popular titles. Meanwhile, at the Victorian music festival Meredith, which took place days before the show’s finale episode last week, De Veer’s track was heard during an afternoon set, with festival-goers seen thrashing their heads during the song’s EDM drop. 


Jennifer Coolidge, who this week earned a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of The White Lotus character Tanya, was seen immortalised as a doof stick at Meredith festival. Speaking to The Guardian about the moshpit banger, Meredith attendee Paul Kearney said the theme song “was such a joyous moment. There was a collective lighting up of the eyes from pleasant surprise, and the energy was palpable.” 

Meanwhile, De Veer himself spoke on the song’s surprise success in an interview earlier this year, saying the fanfare around Renaissance is “kind of the cherry on top of a great show.” For more on The White Lotus theme song, head here.    

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