- 10:09 AM, Jan 17
Tyler Glenn and Chris Allen started out as neighbors but they went on becoming bandmates who tour around the world. Neon Trees officially were formed in 2005 by the duo after they moved to Provo, Utah. Glenn took the band's name after the neon palm trees that he saw while sitting in a restaurant as a child. They initially played with some guys and made some EPs under the moniker but the band did not work.
In 2007, Branden Campbell and Elaine Bradley joined Glenn and Allen. The band raised their flag in Los Angeles but their opportunity came in Las Vegas. The Killers' drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. was watching the band playing in a small club and quickly became impressed. Vannucci Jr. knew Campbell when they were still in the same band. He asked the little-known band to open for the Killers in a number of their North American tour concerts in 2008.