The Killers Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


23rd January 2017

Fact: The Killers are set to headline British Summer Time Festival in London's Hyde Park on 8 July (17) with support from Elbow, Tears For Fears and White Lies. They are the final headliners to be announced following Justin Bieber, Kings of Leon, Green Day, Phil Collins, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.


8th January 2016

Fact: Kanye West, The Strokes, and The Killers are set to headline the 2016 Governors Ball festival. Beck, Robyn, Death Cab For Cutie, Haim, Chvrches, and Of Monsters And Men will also grace the stage at Randall's Island in New York during the three-day event, which will take place from 3 to 5 June (16).


22nd May 2015

Fact: The Killers star Brandon Flowers thrilled fans at a gig in London on Thursday night (21May15) when he performed The Pretenders' Don't Get Me Wrong with Chrissie Hynde.


30th March 2015

Fact: The Killers star Brandon Flowers has recruited actress Evan Rachel Wood to star in the video accompanying his new solo single, Can't Deny My Love.


29th September 2014

Fact: The Killers star Brandon Flowers and Beach Boys singer Brian Wilson hit the high notes at a George Harrison tribute concert in Los Angeles on Sunday night (28Sep14). George Fest: A Night To Honour The Music of George Harrison also brought out rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and 'Weird Al' Yankovic. All proceeds from the gig benefited musicians' charity Sweet Relief.


10th August 2014

Fact: The Killers recruited Haim star Danielle Haim as their drummer for a song during their set at the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco, California on Saturday night (09Aug14). Haim's band was also on the bill at the music event.


28th March 2014

Fact: The Killers star Brandon Flowers, Local Natives and Father John Misty have joined forces to feature in a new short film about country legend Johnny Cash's new posthumous album Out Among The Stars. The 15-minute long film features the acts talking about their love for Cash's songs prior to performances of covers of I Came To Believe, Baby Ride Easy and Out Among the Stars, which all feature on the new release.


4th March 2014

Fact: Justin Timberlake and The Killers will co-headline the V Festival in England this summer (14). The alternating two-site festival in August (14) will also feature performances from Lily Allen, Bastille, Blondie, Example and Ed Sheeran.


17th October 2013

Fact: Miley Cyrus is making a return to the MTV stage. The We Can't Stop hitmaker will be joining Katy Perry and The Killers to perform at the Mtv Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 10 November (13).


1st August 2013

Fact: The Cure, Ellie Goulding, Mumford & Sons, Nine Inch Nails and The Killers will all stream their performances at this weekend's (02-04Aug13) Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, Illinois online. Fans around the world will be able to watch their favourite acts perform live from the comfort of their living rooms.


24th June 2013

Fact: The Killers thrilled the audience at their Wembley Stadium concert on Friday (21Jun13) by performing a special song they wrote about the legendary London venue. The rockers followed up their show with an intimate gig for fans at The Garage club, which they announced earlier in the day on Twitter.com.


17th June 2013

Fact: The Killers revamped their song set at the Isle of Wight festival in the U.K. on Saturday (15Jun13) by playing live renditions of The Beatles' When I'm Sixty-Four and I Think We're Alone Now by Tiffany.


20th March 2013

Fact: Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, The Killers and Vampire Weekend will headline the 2013 Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, Illinois in August (13).


11th December 2012

Fact: Actor Eric Roberts has reteamed with The Killers to play the villain in another music video. He and the bandmates are all animated in the new promo for Miss Atomic Bomb, in which his devious character steals the heart of The Killers star Brandon Flowers' rock star biker. Roberts also appeared in the band's Mr. Brightside video.


13th November 2012

Quote: "We've become good friends with Muse. We get along so well, so I'd never rule out working together. We would be trying to outdo each other. It would be spectacular, the choruses would be huge." The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers is eager to work on a rock anthem with British trio Muse.


19th August 2012

Fact: The Killers paid tribute to now-defunct British band Oasis at the U.K.'s V Festival on Saturday night (18Aug12) by performing their classic Don'T Look Back In Anger.


14th May 2012

Fact: The Killers recorded a new version of the Raspberries' 1972 tune Go All The Way for Tim Burton's movie Dark Shadows. The revamped song can be heard during the closing credits of the Johnny Depp film.


18th April 2011

Fact: The Killers will play their first show in Britain this summer (11) since going on hiatus in 2009. They will take to the stage at the Hard Rock Calling concert in London's Hyde Park on 24 June (11).


2nd April 2011

Fact: The Killers returned to the stage for the first time since announcing a hiatus in 2009 when they played a Lollapalooza Chile warm-up show in Santiago. The Las Vegas-based rockers played a hits set at the tiny Teatro La Cupula.


7th September 2010

Quote: "It's a strange thing, having a talent like this. It could go away... It seems like it's inevitable." The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers fears his songwriting abilities will disappear.


20th August 2010

Quote: "Playing this first show without them, I feel disloyal, like I'm cheating on my wife." The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers worries about playing his first solo gig without his bandmates.


8th July 2010

Fact: Brandon Flowers has ensured the video for his debut solo single is a sexy one - Oscar-winning beauty Charlize Theron stars alongside The Killers frontman in the promo for new track Crossfire.


17th June 2010

Quote: "He was really mad at me because I wouldn't do my own stunts. I just didn't have the co-ordination to keep up and Ashton would just look at me and roll his eyes. He'd go, 'What is wrong with you? We're just running across a parking lot!'" Ashton Kutcher teased Katherine Heigl on the set of their movie Killers.


13th June 2010

Quote: "I had never seen Magnum. When I first met Tom, I was remembering I had a little crush on him from Friends! I was like, 'This is awkward, he's gonna be my dad.' His vibe is a bit like my own father's, so I felt really comfortable around him and he's the coolest, nicest guy." Katherine Heigl on Tom Selleck, who plays her on-screen dad in new movie Killers.


21st May 2010

Quote: "He's the guy I go to if I need technical advice. If I can't get my computer to work... The guy is crazy advanced." Katherine Heigl has her own personal IT man in Killers co-star Ashton Kutcher.


30th December 2009

Quote: "The feather epaulettes were my most fabulous style statement. When I get into the jacket, I feel good and very triumphant. I don't know if I could get up in front of 70,000 people at festivals without my feathers on." The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers loves his flamboyant feathered cape.


11th December 2009

Quote: "It's the last album that had a big effect on me before The Killers took off. It was a pivotal moment, really. I couldn't believe how good it was. We threw away every one of our songs except Mr Brightside. It raised the bar for everybody." THE KILLERS frontman Brandon Flowers on The Strokes' 2001 album IS THIS IT.


20th November 2009

Quote: "Have you seen The Wrestler? That's what I feel like when I finish (a show). I limp back to the dressing room." The Killers star Brandon Flowers puts everything into his live shows.


19th November 2009

Quote: "I still take out the trash and vacuum. I change my baby's diapers." The Killers star Brandon Flowers insists fame hasn't gone to his head.


10th September 2009

Quote: "Ronnie's a f**king cowboy; he'll go camping on horseback, Wild West style, and I'm very envious. Mark has a black belt in tae kwon do. And Dave speaks Klingon - I'm not kidding. I've got nothing on them." The Killers star Brandon Flowers on his talented bandmates.


23rd July 2009

Quote: "Well, it is a business. People want their rock stars to be stumbling around and we're not that way. I can't help it if I'm businesslike." The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers takes rock star life very seriously.


23rd July 2009

Quote: "I'm a lot more confident in my handsomeness than my wisdom." The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers is happy with his looks.


28th May 2009

Quote: "Would Elvis be the same if he dressed like the guy who mows your lawn?" Killers frontman Brandon Flowers on why he keeps his wardrobe dramatic.


24th April 2009

Fact: The Killers have recorded a version of Murray Head's ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK tune from the musical CHESS for a planned covers album.


21st April 2009

Fact: California's Coachella Festival rang up its second biggest year ever at the weekend (17-19Apr09), with 160,000 music fans braving scorching temperatures to see Paul McCartney, The Killers, The Cure, Morrissey and Leonard Cohen, among other top acts. Only 2007's Coachella boasted a better attendance. The weekend's event at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio was the 10th Coachella.


10th April 2009

Quote: "Before I ever thought of myself as a musician, I was personally affected by Depeche Mode." The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers reveals his musical inspiration.


7th April 2009

Quote: "I think Kurt Cobain and grunge took the fun out of rock 'n roll." The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers prefers his music with a pop edge.


21st February 2009

Quote: "Rock music is supposed to make people dance. Its funny how sometimes its seen as not as serious unless youre singing a folk song." The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers wants to be taken seriously.


21st February 2009

Quote: "We deserved to beat them. Theyre not what they used to be. We stuck together, this is our decade, this is our era. We deserve it. The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers on beating GUNS N' ROSES to the top of the U.K. album charts.


4th February 2009

Quote: "I get asked about it a lot. If I were Catholic, no one would bat an eye... People look at me like I'm an alien when they ask about Mormonism." The Killers star Brandon Flowers on the interest in his faith.


3rd February 2009

Quote: "I have nights where I'm King Kong and nights where I don't feel I belong up there." The Killers star Brandon Flowers isn't always comfortable on stage.


3rd February 2009

Quote: "I don't understand the lack of ambition out there. There's no fantasy. U2 are like f**king Liberace compared with what's coming out now... Everyone knows it's a difficult time to sell records. Not enough people are taking that as a challenge." The Killers' Brandon Flowers attacks bands who lack drive and shun the spotlight.


28th January 2009

Fact: The Killers and Coldplay are teaming up to play a one-off gig at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on 18 February (09) in aid of the War Child charity, which provides assistance to kids in war-torn areas.


28th January 2009

Quote: "I try to make sure I'm not flying on my birthday. And I don't stay in that room number in hotels." The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers has a fear of the number 621 - even though his birthday falls on 21 June.


27th November 2008

Quote: "I think it was the second day me and BRANDON (FLOWERS) ever practised together. We were just hanging out afterwards and I said, 'So you want to be big?' and he said, 'Oh yeah', and I said, 'Good'. And it was never discussed again. Some people don't want to be big. But I only wanted to do music. He was the same." The Killers guitarist DAVE KEUNING had lofty ambitions from the day he formed the band.


22nd November 2008

Fact: Kanye West and The Killers have posted their new albums online - days before their official release dates on Monday (24Nov08). West's 808S + HEARTBREAK LP went on the internet on Friday (21Nov08), while the rock band's third offering, DAY AND AGE, was made available on Saturday (22Nov08).


20th November 2008

Quote: "Fame is an unnatural construct and those who go in search of it are the least likely to find it. I mean, really, does anyone want to sit through a show by The Killers?" Ryan Adams sparks a new rock feud with the MR. BRIGHTSIDE hitmakers.


12th November 2008

Fact: Kanye West, Ludacris and The Killers will release their new albums a day earlier than planned (24Nov08) to capitalise on the Thanksgiving shopping weekend (28/29Nov08).


6th November 2008

Fact: The Killers' forthcoming album DAY + AGE is produced by Stuart Price - the man behind Madonna's 2006 LP CONFESSIONS ON A DANCEFLOOR.


6th November 2008

Fact: The Killers' forthcoming album DAY + AGE is produced by Stuart Price - the man behind Madonna's 2006 LP CONFESSIONS ON A DANCEFLOOR.


15th May 2008

Fact: Duran Duran's concert in Las Vegas on Friday (09May08) was a star-studded affair - The Killers star Brandon Flowers and DAVE KEUNING joined the pop supergroup onstage for an encore of their PLANET EARTH hit, while TOOL frontman JAMES MAYNARD KEENAN and DAVEY HAVOK of AFI watched from the audience.


15th October 2007

Fact: Rockers The Killers have recorded a Christmas (07) tune, called DON'T SHOOT ME, SANTA CLAUS, to benefit Bono's RED charity.


7th September 2007

Fact: Rock supergroup Dire Straits are back in vogue - cult country star Shooter Jennings has recorded a version of their WALK OF LIFE as his new single, while rockers The Killers have cut a cover of the band's ROMEO + JULIET for their upcoming album SAWDUST.


21st June 2007

Quote: "This year, we're taking our parents." The Killers' RONNIE VANNUCCI JR insists this year's Glastonbury festival will be a family affair for the band.


18th May 2007

Quote: "I don't see why I can't be a Mormon and sing in a band. But I realise that being a Mormon is not the coolest thing a rock 'n' roll singer can be." The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers fears rock and religion do not mix.


2nd March 2007

Quote: "It's exciting to think we could have a black president. It's exciting to think we could have a woman president. It's a step in a great direction." The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers is eager to vote for change in the 2008 US presidential elections.


7th January 2007

Quote: "We don't know what it's gonna be necessarily, and I guess we should leave something to your imagination, but we will be in Tokyo. On bikes." The Killers singer Brandon Flowers describes the group's new video READ MY MIND.


21st November 2006

Fact: The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers used to wait on Celine Dion when he was a busboy at Spago in Las Vegas, before his group hit fame.


17th November 2006

Quote: "I have an addictive personality, so I worry about getting into poker too much and, being from Vegas, most of us have a family member with a gambling problem." The Killers star Brandon Flowers tries to avoid Sin City's casinos.


17th November 2006

Quote: "He's a strange man, but he's cool." The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers on pal AXL ROSE.


15th November 2006

Quote: "BRANDON (FLOWERS) had made some comments about our band in general and a couple of other bands, but he ended up apologising for it, so he kind of started it and ended it before we even got a say." PANIC! AT THE DISCO star SPENCER SMITH on the brief feud between his band and The Killers' frontman.


18th October 2006

Quote: "I don't know if it's aliens, or if you believe in God or whatever it is, but somebody sends things and we're lucky enough to be able to express them." The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers reveals his otherworldly muse.


4th October 2006

Quote: "I think it's hard for her. I've never been a dog person, but she basically got me to buy her dogs so she'll have some company when I leave. Of course, I hope they don't take my place." The Killers singer Brandon Flowers hopes his wife doesn't feel too lonely when he's away on tour.


4th October 2006

Fact: The editors of US magazine Interview are getting their money's worth of SIR Elton John this month - the regular contributor not only pens his own pop music column, but interviews Keith Urban and The Killers in the publication.


2nd October 2006

Fact: The editors of US magazine Interview are getting their money's worth of SIR Elton John this month - the regular contributor not only pens his own pop music column, but interviews Keith Urban and The Killers in the publication.


1st September 2006

Fact: The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers' cousin is professional golfer CRAIG BARLOW.


27th October 2005

Fact: <p>American rockers The Killers have put one of their drum kits up for auction to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. The skins have been signed by drummer RONNIE VANUCCI. </p>


25th August 2005

Fact: <p>American rockers The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers would be happy to share a tent with KAISER CHIEFS singer Ricky Wilson at a music festival - as they share an "unspoken closeness". </p>


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