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American alternative rock band The Killers has been topping the charts since its debut album, Hot Fuss, was released in 2004. Formed in 2001 by lead singer Brandon Flowers and lead guitarist Dave Keuning, the band also includes bassist Mark Stoermer and... ... read more

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The Killers Bio

The Killers

American alternative rock band The Killers has been topping the charts since its debut album, Hot Fuss, was released in 2004.

Formed in 2001 by lead singer Brandon Flowers and lead guitarist Dave Keuning, the band also includes bassist Mark Stoermer and drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr.

Despite being a U.S. band, The Killers actually owe its initial success to UK label Lizard King Records, which signed the group in 2003. Hot Fuss went on to earn the No. 1 slot on the UK charts – remaining on the charts for 173 weeks, longer than any album in UK history – and also went triple platinum back in the United States.

Hugely successful tracks from Hot Fuss include “Mr. Brightside," “All These Things That I've Done," “Somebody Told Me," and “Smile Like You Mean It."

Follow-up albums since the band’s debut include Sam's Town in 2006, Day & Age in 2008, and Battle Born in 2012, as well as the compilation album, Sawdust (2007) and the live album Live from the Royal Albert Hall (2009).

The Killers have sold tens of millions of albums worldwide and continue to tour extensively, as well as headline festivals in both North America and Europe. Be sure to get The Killers tickets when the band hits a town near you!

The Killers User Comments

Lauren C. Feb 12, 2013
review of day and age from 2008 Most bands that have a catalogue of three studio albums have solidified a sound. Sure they mix it up and “evolve” with every record, but with each song that they create they leave behind their signature. The Killers, however, seem to be as unsure of what their signature sound is as mush as their fans are. It would seem as though the band has multiple personalities; their first two albums being almost polar opposites of each other. When their debut album Hot Fuss came out in 2004 their sound matched the daunting and flashy feel of the Las Vegas strip they grew up on. However, the glam rock of Hot Fuss was replaced with the Americana, folk rock that was Sam’s Town (2006). It seemed as though the boys grew tired of the neon lights, and planned to bond with Mother Nature in the deserts of Nevada, or maybe Mexico. Nevertheless it’s their variation that comes together to make an oddly cohesive sound. On their new disc Day & Age, with the help of producer Stuart Price, who’s worked with Madonna and Gwen Stefani, the band took the best parts of both albums to make a great, but all too familiar sound. Unfortunately, they fall just a few notes flat of perfection. The new album is full of the epic sounding, arena filling glam rock that Killers fans know and love, but when the boys strip down the layers like on “Goodnight, Travel Well”, what’s left is just as grand. “Day & Age” ironically feels like an album from the past, but that doesn’t mean it’s not good. Its filled will the familiar sounds we know and love, so while it’s nothing new, it’s still The Killers. Killers’ fans and that includes myself can only hope that they keep evolving their sound and finding new ways to dazzle us, like the true Vegas boys they are.
Jayson M. Dec 10, 2012
"I got soul but I'm not a solllllllllllllllllddiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer!" 'Nuf said.
Michelle S. Nov 7, 2012
I don't care that people think The Killers peaked with their third album because this band puts on great shows and even if their newest album doesn't contain as many hits as their older ones, they're always going to be legends. "Runaways" from their new album definitely still embodies the band's style and presence, and I don't think they should receiving hate for not taking a whole new direction just because they're coming back from their hiatus. They're awesome. End of story.
Stacy F. Oct 2, 2012
Victims unite! LOVE the Killers and so happy they're back together. I've seen them a handful of times now and they never disappoint. (except that one time in Santa Barbara but I actually blame the boring crowd for that.) My next goal is to see them in their hometown of Vegas. B-Flow and blackjack...what more could a girl ask for?
Jimmy D. Sep 22, 2012
I'll be there on the 14th in Madison Square Garden to see these guys. The American version of their Prince Albert Hall performance in the UK. Phenomenal live show!
Deepak H. Aug 16, 2012
One man defines The Killers for me....Brandon Flowers! He is the heart and soul of the band. They are one of the better rock bands that I have heard in a long long time. Some of my favorite songs are Mr. Brightside, Tranquilize (It features Lou Reed! How epic is that???), Dustland Fairytale. I recently heard the song "Runaways" from their new album and it is uber awesome! I am hoping to catch them in concert when they come down to Los Angeles. If you love rock, you are definitely gonna love The Killers!
Chad F. Aug 16, 2012
I've seen the Killers play many times now. I even jumped on a plane to Denver to see this band play a few years ago. The Killers put on an awesome show! So glad they're back together and putting out new music! We need more fun music like this!! I love the Joy Division song "Shadowplay" that they covered. When they played at the Hollywood Bowl, they had the Psych Furs come out and did an awesome version of "Pretty in Pink". Very much looking forward to hearing more of the new stuff and seeing them play again!

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