The Killers have announced additional dates around the globe -- playing some of the biggest venues in the world -- to their already sold-out UK and European tour this summer. The tour will make a Las Vegas stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28.
When announced this past fall, the band’s ten UK stadium concerts sold out immediately, moving over 350,000 tickets within hours.
Tickets for the Las Vegas show go on sale to the general public starting March 20 at 10 a.m. PT at axs.com. Each ticket purchased online for the U.S. shows comes with a CD copy of their new album.
The band is releasing a new album on May 29, 2020. The album -- produced by the band in conjunction with Shawn Everett and Jonathan Rado of Foxygen -- was recorded in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Park City, UT. The album also features a brilliant array of collaborators, another first for the band who have typically kept guest spots on their albums to a minimum. The list of featured artists includes Lindsey Buckingham, kd lang, Weyes Blood, Adam Granduciel (War On Drugs), Blake Mills, and Lucius.
The album’s first single, “Caution,” is all of the album’s excellence densely packed into three and a half minutes. Both refreshingly next level and reminiscent of the band’s much-loved albums Sam’s Town and Battle Born, it finds The Killers evoking the spirit of ambitious reinvention matched with the kind of anthemic chorus to which they’ve become synonymous. The track also features an iconic guitar solo courtesy of the legendary Lindsey Buckingham.
Since the release of their 2004 debut, "Hot Fuss," The Killers have sold 28 million albums, headlined stadiums and festivals around the world and won dozens of accolades globally. The band, which got its start in Las Vegas, continues their reign as America’s heartland heroes as they head into this new album.
Following their 2017 Billboard #1 album, "Wonderful Wonderful" - a love letter of sorts, as Brandon Flowers crafted songs of encouragement to his wife during crippling bouts of depression – the new album is the light after the dark; the overcoming of sadness and moving into celebration. It’s a record about eternal love, perseverance through hard times, and the strength gained from friendships and familial bonds whilst weathering a storm.
It’s an album that also pushed the band out of their musical comfort zone, exploring new terrain and referencing the albums in their collection that filled them with a sense of romance and camaraderie in their youth. Influences include Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel, as well as Killers’ touchstones like Bruce Springsteen and New Order. Throughout it all, Flowers remains a wholly singular songwriter. A prolific artist with a steadfast understanding in how much solace a song can provide; he’s a pensive craftsman in the studio and an exuberant rock star on the stage. These 2020 shows will give fans a chance to experience The Killers as they deliver the most relentlessly enjoyable rock show of the year.