The Killers

The Killers

Formed 2002.

American alt. rock

Biography

The Killers are an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards) and Dave Keuning (guitar, backing vocals). Mark Stoermer (bass, backing vocals) and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (drums, percussion, backing vocals) would complete the current line-up of the band in 2002. The name The Killers is derived from a logo on the bass drum of a fictitious band, portrayed in the music video for the New Order song "Crystal".

The group has released four studio albums, Hot Fuss (2004), Sam's Town (2006), Day & Age (2008) and Battle Born (2012), all four albums have gone to number one in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland and they have sold an estimated 22 million albums worldwide. They have also released one compilation album, Sawdust (2007), one live album titled Live from the Royal Albert Hall (2009) and a greatest hits album entitled Direct Hits (2013). Along the way they have achieved worldwide success as a live band, performing in over fifty countries and headlining arenas on six continents. Since 2006 the band have released annual Christmas themed singles and videos in aid of the charity Product Red.

Links & Information

BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Battle Born

    Battle Born 2012

    Reviewed by Tom Hocknell
    A belter of an album made for bedrooms and stadiums alike.
  2. Review of Day and Age

    Day and Age 2008

    Reviewed by Chris Long
    It's a hit and miss rollercoaster
  3. Review of Sawdust

    Sawdust 2007

    Reviewed by Al Fox
    The mark of a band who've put a bit of love into their flipside catalogue.
  4. Review of Hot Fuss

    Hot Fuss 2004

    Reviewed by Nick Reynolds
    The Killers are cool...'Somebody Told Me' is one of the singles of the year. And this...

Latest Tracks Played on the BBC

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Played By

  1. Who knows what he'll get up to next!

    Greg James BBC Radio 1

  2. Scott entertains the nation.

    Scott Mills BBC Radio 1

  3. Bringing you seriously good music including the best new releases.

    Tom Morton BBC Radio Scotland

  4. The home of the Radio 1 Live Lounge

    Fearne Cotton BBC Radio 1

  5. Great music and chat, with a weekly interview and Spoken Word Session every Wednesday

    Janice Long BBC Radio 2

  6. Music and banter first thing with Dev.

    Dev BBC Radio 1

  7. Great talking - with music in between.

    The Chris Moyles Show BBC Radio 1

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Events

  1. The Killers

    The Killers

    Thu, 07 Nov 2013

  2. T In The Park 2013

    T In The Park 2013

    Sun, 14 Jul 2013

  3. The Killers

    The Killers

    Mon, 10 Sep 2012

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