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The Killers from Las Vegas release first song, video in 5 years

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Posted at 9:12 AM, Jun 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-28 12:16:46-04

The Killers, who got their start in Las Vegas, released their latest video Wednesday morning.

Las Vegas plays a starring role in the video titled "The Man."

The video features a sharply-dressed Brandon Flowers strutting around Las Vegas. That doesn't last for long though after an awkward stage performance, a run of bad luck at the tables, and a fight on the casino floor. The video ends with Flowers being escorted out of the building.

The song has a bit of a different sound from most of the band's music. Flowers recently described it to the BBC as "pretty funky, funkier than we've ever done before." It is the first new song from the band in five years and will be included on their fifth album titled "Wonderful Wonderful." which is reportedly coming soon.

Las Vegas' full-service film development and production company, oogoog productions, produced the video.

The video was shot and produced at Plaza Hotel’s Show Room next to Mr. Brightside Café, not coincidentally named after The Killers front man Brandon Flowers.

Produced in-part with Chuck Akin and Wes Hirni from Vegas-based oogoog productions, directed by Tim Mattia and Executive Produced by Brandon Bonfiglio and Luga Podesta, the team was able to (for the most part) pull off a covert filming operation with an A-List group of cast & crew, as well as some really amazing locations including the Marc Antony Villa and Cleopatra Villa at Caesars Palace, as well as Dino’s Lounge.

The Killers formed in Las Vegas in 2001 by members Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards) and Dave Keuning (guitar, backing vocals). The two met after Flowers answered an ad posted in the Las Vegas newspaper by Keuning. Mark Stoermer (bass, backing vocals) and Robbie Vannucci Jr. (drums, percussion) joined in 2002.

The band has released four chart topping studio albums: Hot Fuss (2004), Sam's Town (2006), Day & Age (2008) and Battle Born (2012). They are one of the most successful rock bands to ever emerge from the state of Nevada.