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The Killers

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Famous as :

Alternative rock band

Birth Date :

2002

Birth Place :

Las Vegas, Nevada

Claim to fame :

Album "Hot Fuss" (2004)

Biography


While most American bands follow the mainstream by setting up love themes in their songs as well as going to Los Angeles to build their career, The Killers has made its own ways to the walk of fame. The members' persistence to stay in Las Vegas and their exploration on weird issues, like paranoia, jealousy, ambition, even homoerotic themes, are indeed challenging, yet have proven to lead the band into an incredible accomplishment. "I've always had this thing about it not really mattering where you 're from," commented Brian Flowers, the vocalist and keyboardist of the band, "because there's always been this big cloud over America saying you have to live in L.A or you have to live in New York to make it. I always knew it didn't matter as long as you had the songs."

It was all started when Brian quitted his previous band, "Blush Response" in 2001. Later he noticed a small advertisement posted by David Keuning, the future guitarist of the band, in the local newspaper "The Las Vegas Weekly," in order to look for a vocalist and set up a band. Apparently, these two young people felt a click towards each other as David recalled, "He came over with his keyboard and we started going through song ideas straight away. I had the verse to "Mr Brightside" and he went away and wrote the chorus." Through many auditions, both of them finally found Mark Stoermer as the bassist and Ronnie Vannucci Jr as the drummer. By the end of 2002, they all agreed to name the band as "The Killers" upon watching "New Order" performed in the fictitious band called "The Killers" in one of their music videos. "It gave me the ambition that our actual band should be as perfect as their fictional band," said Brian.

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The Killers Covers Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' During Concert

August 18, 2014 02:56:14 GMT

performed an exciting cover of 's "Fancy" during their headlining set at the V Festival in Staffordshire over the weekend. After treating the crowd with some of their biggest hits, the band played a brief cover of the -assisted single and even had drummer Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. do an interpretative dance to the song.
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Owen Wilson Has a Lonely 'Christmas in L.A.' in The Killers' Music Video

December 03, 2013 06:19:11 GMT

has unveiled their new Chistmas single, "Christmas in L.A.", and its music video. This is the eighth holiday tune that the band has penned in support of World AIDS Day, with all sales proceeds benefitting Project (RED) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS.
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Dianna Agron Fills in for Brandon Flowers in The Killers' 'Just Another Girl' Video

November 26, 2013 05:45:37 GMT

debut a music video for their latest single "Just Another Girl". They recreate their past videos with replacing . She dons a fake thick mustache as a reference to "All These Things I've Done", walks past a wedding scene similar to that of "When You Were Young", and rocks out with a skeleton as a tribute to "Bones".
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The Killers Premieres 'Shot at the Night' Music Video

September 28, 2013 06:36:16 GMT

A week after releasing their new single "Shot at the Night", rock band premieres its cinematic music video. Directed by Robert Schober, the four-minute clip was filmed on location in the band's Las Vegas hometown and features the band's frontman , Australian actress and British actor Max Minghella.
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The Killers to Headline Isle of Wight Festival 2013

December 21, 2012 06:26:23 GMT

are the third act that will play onstage at the annual Isle if Wight Festival in England on June 15. They join fellow headliners, American hard-rock band and English alternative rock band The Stone Roses, as previously announced by the show's promoter.
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The Killers Team Up With Tim Burton and Winona Ryder in Spooky Clip 'Here With Me'

December 15, 2012 02:25:28 GMT

After releasing a wacky video for their holiday track "I Feel It in My Bones", rock group unveiled a creepy one for their new single "Here With Me". The new clip, directed by gothic and macabre filmmaker Tim Burton, brings in a lot of those familiar strange images, such as lifelike wax figures, spiral tunnels, woman spinning on a roulette, and scary facial masks. It also stars frequent Burton collaborator, , as an eerie looking theater mannequin.
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The Killers Release 'I Feel It in My Bones' Official Video

December 05, 2012 08:24:07 GMT

Rock group have just released the accompanying clip for their latest holiday track "I Feel It in My Bones". The video, which premiered on December 4, sees the band enlisting the help of their former tour manager Ryan Pardley to play the role of "Bad Santa". The song is the seventh annual Christmas track from the Las Vegas rockers and it benefits the global AIDS charity (RED).
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The Killers Release Christmas Song 'I Feel It in My Bones' for Charity

December 03, 2012 08:35:25 GMT

have released their new holiday song titled "I Feel It in My Bones". The track, which can be streamed via Rolling Stone, is the band's seventh annual Christmas track and it will be available for download on iTunes starting Tuesday, December 4. Just like in the past years, all proceeds from the sale will be donated to global AIDS charity (RED), which raises awareness and funds to fight AIDS in Africa.
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The Killers Cut Short Manchester Concert After Just Five Songs

November 14, 2012 07:26:42 GMT

Rock group had no choice but to cut short their recent U.K. concert. The band left the stage of their Manchester gig on Tuesday night, November 13 after frontman lost his voice and could not continue singing due to a worsening sore throat.
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PSY, Alicia Keys, Pitbull and The Killers Confirmed for 2012 MTV EMAs

October 24, 2012 04:26:32 GMT

More big names will make the stage come alive once again for MTV European Music Awards 2012. With less than a month before the big show, joins the roster of other newly confirmed artists including , , and . They will perform alongside previously confirmed guests , , , , , and .
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Video Premiere: The Killers' 'Runaways'

July 26, 2012 19:50:54 GMT

premiered their music video for single "Runaways" on Thursday, July 26 morning. Dark and dreamy, the music video mostly shows the band playing in a pitch black room on top of red platforms.
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New 'Dark Shadows' Soundtrack Hits the Web: The Killers 'Go All the Way'

May 12, 2012 05:19:57 GMT

As "" is getting closer to its U.S. release date on May 11, one of its soundtracks is unleashed. The song is titled "Go All the Way" and it's a cover of Raspberries' 1972 song that was recorded by .
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Video Premiere: The Killers' 'Cowboys' Christmas Ball'

December 02, 2011 04:08:48 GMT

join a number of celebrities who celebrate the upcoming music video with new song and music video. The band fronted by release a festive clip to support their new holiday song "Cowboys' Christmas Ball". They are joined by two alien robots which show up to save the day when some bandits come to town.
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New Videos: Far East Movement's '2gether', The Killers' 'Boots'

November 30, 2010 09:48:59 GMT

are living the good life in a music video for their latest single "2gether". They have No. 1 single on Hot 100, go on a party every night, and have their music everywhere from London to Los Angeles to New York to Sydney.
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Mormon Brandon Flowers Does Gambling

September 22, 2010 04:01:24 GMT

has risked disappointing his fellow Mormons - the rocker has confessed to enjoying adrenaline-fuelled gambling sprees in his native Las Vegas. frontman was raised under the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which rejects all forms of gambling as damaging to society.
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Brandon Flowers' Wife Pregnant With Third Child

September 15, 2010 04:55:23 GMT

Rocker has another reason to celebrate after scoring his first solo number one in the U.K. - his wife Tana is pregnant with their third child. star's debut solo album "" topped the British charts on Sunday, September 12 and now his representative has confirmed there's more happy news in his home life as the couple prepares to expand its family.
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The Killers Devastated After Snubbed Over Paul McCartney-Honoring Gig

August 21, 2010 03:04:44 GMT

Rockers were convinced they had been snubbed by U.S. President Barack Obama after a mix-up over the date of their White House concert. The "Mr. Brightside" hitmakers believed they had been asked to play at an event honoring Sir in Washington, D.C. in June, but frontman began to worry as the big day approached and they still hadn't received their official invite.
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Tom Jones in Talks With The Killers for Collaboration

July 20, 2010 03:46:22 GMT

is in talks with to record a collaboration once the band returns from hiatus. The pop veteran has teamed up with numerous acts over the years and released an album of duets, "", in 1999, which featured recordings with artists including star Kelly Jones and ' Nina Persson.
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The Killers NOT Splitting Despite Brandon Flowers' Solo Project

June 16, 2010 09:53:44 GMT

has assured fans that his rock band haven't split - recording his new solo album made him realize how much he missed his bandmates. The band went on hiatus at the beginning of 2010 after canceling a series of dates in Australia and Asia due to the death of Flowers' mother.
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The Killers' Brandon Flowers Goes Solo With 'Flamingo'

April 30, 2010 07:44:28 GMT

star has gone solo. The "Human" hitmaker will release his first solo album, "", later this year. The news marked the launch of the rocker's own website BrandonFlowersMusic.com.
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Jason Mraz and The Killers Win ASCAP Awards

April 22, 2010 08:13:02 GMT

was handed with Song of the Year honor at this year's American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Awards. "Songwriters are crazy people and I'm grateful that there are organizations out there that keep us crazy people in business," he said.
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The Killers to Be Honored at ASCAP Awards

April 07, 2010 09:07:16 GMT

are to be honored at the 27th annual American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Pop Music Awards. The Las Vegas-based group will be presented a Vanguard Award at the April 21 gala in Hollywood.
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The Killers Axe Asian Tour

January 23, 2010 06:01:15 GMT

have scrapped their upcoming Asian tour due to "unforeseen circumstances." The rockers were due to kick off a series of gigs with a performance in Singapore on January 24, followed by shows in China, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan and South Korea.
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