The Killers

The Killers


The Killers (formed 2002)
The Killers are an American indie-rock band. Hailing from Las Vegas, they rose to fame with the release of their debut album, Hot Fuss in 2004. The line-up of the band is Brandon Flowers on lead vocals and keyboards, Ronnie Vannucci Jr. on drums, Mark Stoermer on bass and vocals and Dave Keuning on guitar and vocals.

The Early Years: Brandon Flowers and Keuning met after Flowers responded to an advert that Keuning had placed in The Sun newspaper, looking for new band members. They later recruited Stoermer and Vannucci Jr.

The Killers' first few gigs were in clubs in Las Vegas and they soon caught the eye of a British representative for Warner Brothers. He took their demo back to England and they later signed to British independent label, Lizard King.

The Breakthrough: In 2004, Lizard King released The Killers' debut album Hot Fuss. Since its release, the album has been certified four times platinum. The album spawned the hit singles 'Mr Brightside' and 'All These Things That I've Done'. Their biggest chart success at that time, however, came with the re-release of 'Somebody Told Me.'

In 2004, the band appeared in an episode of The O.C. The next year, when they played at the Live 8 concert in London, Robbie Williams unexpectedly included their lyric "I've got soul but I'm not a soldier" into his one of his own songs, as did U2 and Coldplay.

The Killers' second studio album, Sam's Town, was released in 2006 by Island Def Jam Music Group. Four singles were released from the album, 'When You Were Young', 'Bones', 'Read My Mind' and 'For Reasons Unknown'.

In November 2006, they also recorded a live session, released as part of Live From Abbey Road.

In November 2007, the Killers released a B-side and rarities album entitled Sawdust. The album featured 'Tranquilize', a collaboration with Lou Reed. They also released covers of 'Shadowplay' by Joy Division and 'Rome and Juliet' by Dire Straits. The next month, the band released a Christmas single entitled 'A Great Big Sled'.

The Killers' third studio album proper was confirmed for release in November 2008 and the title was given as Day & Age. The first single from the album, 'Human' was released in September 2008. It has been reported that their 2008 Christmas single will be a duet with Elton John.

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London Cabaret Club Launch

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Kanye West, The Strokes And The Killers To Headline 2016 Governors Ball

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Kanye West, The Strokes and The Killers are among the acts topping the bill for this year’s Governors Ball. This year marks the sixth instalment of the annual event, which takes place in New York and will be held from June 5th to 7th.

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Other acts which have been announced for the bill include, Beck, Death Cab for Cutie, Haim, Of Monsters and Men, Robyn, Miike Snow, Two Door Cinema Club, Gary Clark Jr., Bloc Party and Father John Misty. Over 60 different acts will take to the stage over the course of the three days.

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Wayne Newton To Perform With The Killers

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The crooner is to open the launch show at the Las Vegas Arena on 6 April (16) before handing over to Brandon Flowers' band for the headline set, and Newton has revealed the pair is plotting a surprise collaboration.

"Brandon and I are going to get together and talk about it. I'll be doing about 20 to 25 minutes, and then they'll play," Newton tells the Las Vegas Sun. "I really can't divulge any of that because we haven't discussed it yet, but I'll be performing on my own and, I think, with them."

Newton and The Killers all have strong ties to Las Vegas, and he goes on to reveal he has been pals with the bandmembers for a long time.

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Brandon Flowers Wants To Quit Annual Christmas Songs

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The Human rockers have released a festive track every year since 2006 to raise money for AIDS charity (RED), but Brandon is hoping he can pass the torch on to another musician because is ready to stop the tradition.

"I was 23 and I got a call from Bono about doing an ad for Gap to support the (RED) campaign, but I wasn't feeling being in an ad, so offered to write a Christmas song and it just became a tradition", he tells NME magazine.

"It raises money for people who need it so that's wonderful, but we've almost got enough for an album now and I'm starting to see the end. Every year I figure I'm going to spend three days on it and it ends up being more like three weeks.

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Brandon Flowers Urges Musicians 'Not To Be Afraid' After Paris Concert Attack

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Almost 90 fans attending an Eagles of Death Metal concert at the French capital's Bataclan theatre were killed on Friday night when gunmen stormed the building and opened fire.

The American rockers were able to escape the horrific incident uninjured, but the band's merchandising manager, Nick Alexander, and two record label executives, Mercury Music's Thomas Ayad and Universal Music Group employee Marie Mosser, were among those who lost their lives in the drama.

Following the concert shooting, part of a series of co-ordinated terrorist attacks across the city, acts including the Foo Fighters, Marilyn Manson, Prince, U2 and Motorhead cancelled gigs across Europe out of respect to the victims, but Flowers is now encouraging his fellow musicians not to shy away from performing, and urged music fans not to stop attending concerts.

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IHeartRadio Music Festival 2015

The Killers - IHeartRadio Music Festival 2015 held at MGM Grand Garden Arena - Day 1 - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 18th September 2015

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IHeartRadio Music Festival 2015 At The MGM Grand Garden Arena - Day 1 - Arrivals

The Killers - iHeartRadio Music Festival 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena - Day 1 - Arrivals at MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 18th September 2015

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Janet Jackson Converts To Islam

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Janet Jackson has converted to Islam.

The 49-year-old singer - who married Muslim billionaire, Wissam Al Mana, 40, in 2012 - is reportedly taking the religion so seriously that she has even toned down her raunchy costumes and dance moves for her comeback tour.

A source told The Sun: ''She feels like she has found a home with her new religion and has told members of her family, who completely respect her choice.

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Brandon Flowers Cancels U.s. Tour Dates

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The Killers frontman has spent two weeks on the road in North America to promote his solo album The Desired Effect, but on Wednesday (12Aug15), it was revealed he will not make the six final shows on the trek.

A tweet from each of the six venues was posted on Wednesday, citing "unforeseen circumstances" for Flowers' cancellation.

The singer was slated to continue his tour on Thursday (13Aug15) in Charlotte, North Carolina, before making stops in Virginia, Georgia and Florida.

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New Order Unveil New Song

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New Order have unveiled the first song from their new album.

Then band - featuring Bernard Sumner, STEPHEN MORRIS, Gillian Gilbert, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman - have premiered 'Restless' online, with the track being their first new material to be recorded since bassist Peter Hook left the group in 2007.

The track has been taken from their forthcoming album 'Music Complete' - set to be released on September 25 - which will feature collaborations with The Killers' Brandon Flowers on 'Superheated', La Roux's Elly Jackson on 'Tutti Frutti' and 'People on the High Line' and Iggy Pop on 'Stray Dog'.

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Brandon Flowers For New Order LP

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Brandon Flowers and Iggy Pop will feature on New Order's new album.

The rockers will be joined by The Killers frontman and 68-year-old singer/songwriter on their forthcoming studio record 'Music Complete', which will be their first release in over a decade.

Brandon will feature on the LP's closing track 'Superheated' - having originally named his band after a group in New Order's video for their 2001 hit 'Crystal' - while Iggy has provided his vocals to brooding song 'Stray Dog' after joining them on stage in New York last year.

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Ronnie Vannucci Is Weak Link

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Ronnie Vannucci Jr. thinks he is the ''weakest link'' in Big Talk.

The 36-year-old rocker has hailed the musicians who form his side-project - including Tenacious D guitarist John Konesky and bassist John Spiker and Bad Religion drummer Brooks Wackerman -''geniuses'', and he hopes he can get better through their talent.

He said: ''I'd sling a guitar over and yell into a mic.

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The Killers And No Doubt To Headline New End Of Summer Festival

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The "arts and entertainment mix-perience, designed around comfort, quality and good times" is scheduled for 18-20 September (15) at Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds near San Diego, California.

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The Killers In Concert

The Killers and Brandon Flowers - The Killers performing live in concert at the Hammersmith Apollo - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 6th November 2013

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neature doggz - Ronnie
Somewhere outside Sedona
May 1 2016 - Tana
This guy gets it. I'm telling you, potatoes don't get enough praise these days. - Ronnie
Looking forward to seeing your hot buns at Bunbury Music Festival.
Thank you to the @bluemangroup for making us look super human. Drummers, man. We stick together. - Ronnie

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