Back in 2010 local boys, The Killers went to the White House to perform. After the performance drummer, Ronnie Vannucci found himself in an awkward situation when he went in for the hug after the show.
He told NME magazine: “Playing The White House was great. But I ended up grabbing Michelle Obama’s ass. She’s a hugger! And she’s unexpectedly tall, so, when we were all being introduced to them, she went in for the hug, and, because she’s so tall, she ended up with her arms over me which meant, the way I had positioned myself, suddenly I was grabbing her ass!”
All of the guys were very excited to perform at the White House and weren’t quite sure whether or not it was a real invitation when they got it in the mail, saying “It was a lot of fun, we got an official letter on headed note paper and we didn’t know if it was real – we read it and we were like, ‘What the hell?’, I heard Foo Fighters had played the July 4 show the year before so I rang Dave Grohl up and asked him what it was like. He was like, ‘Dude, that’s like the coolest barbeque ever, you’ve got to do it!’ There’s pretty tight security there, lots of restrictions – one of the funniest things was this very prim and proper female security guard who talked us through all the rules and then when we walked in it was totally relaxed and all the formalities dropped and Obama was great.”
Make sure to pick up the band’s new album, Battle Born, on September 17th!