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the fall of 2003. This particular single surprisingly reached the Top 10 in United Kingdom while the band earned their early acclaim from U.K magazine, NME. In October 2003, The Killers appeared at the annual CMJ Music Marathon and soon gained huge fans who call themselves as "Victims," before they later signed their worldwide deal with Island Records.
The band's road to success finally reached its peak with the launching of their debut album "Hot Fuss" on June 7, 2004, in U.K. under Lizard King Records, and June 15, 2004, in U.S. under Island Records. The Japanese and French versions were released in late 2004, extending the popularity of this alternative rock band. Even more, it also brought "The Killers" to join the rank of "Interpol", "The Rapture", and "The Strokes," establishing the band as one of most popular bands in America. This is not a mere boast since they have appeared in some notable shows, such as "Saturday Night Live", "The Late Show with David Letterman" in U.K, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," and "MTV Presents." Moreover, the band has attained well achievements by being nominated for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize and Fuse's Next Big Thing, as well as winning the 2005 ESKY Music Award for "Best Rookies."
In 2005, The Killers plans to hold their tour around U.S. and Europe, which begins on June 6. This extraordinary band, noted for the use of a faux British accent in their songs, also set for Street Scene 2005 in San Diego July 29-30, along with The White Stripes and Pixies. The next year the band produced a more 'American-cultured' album called 'Sam's Town' whereby one of the tracks titled 'Bones' won the Best Video in the 2007 NME Awards. They spent summer 2007 compiling B-sides and rarities to be compiled in a new album which is slated to arrive in 2008.
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