The Killers are a popular rock band that formed in 2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since their beginning, they have grown to become one of the most successful rock bands in America, selling 22 million albums and performing in over 50 countries on six continents.
Brandon Flowers, the lead vocalist of The Killers, formed the band after being fired from his previous band. He collaborated with guitarist Dave Keuning, drummer Matt Norcross, and bassist Dell Neal in 2001 to create a demo album consisting of four tracks, including an early version of “Mr. Brightside”, the band’s most popular single. Matt Norcross and Dell Neal left the band shortly after.
In 2004, The Killers released their debut album, Hot Fuss, which included the Grammy nominated singles, “Somebody Told Me”, “All These Things That I’ve Done”, and “Mr. Brightside.” The album reached number seven on the U.S. charts and reached number one in both the U.K. and Australia.
They released their second album, Sam’s Town, in October of 2006. Sam’s Town reached number two on the U.S. charts and number one on the U.K. charts. In November of 2008 they released their third album, Day & Age. After the release of Day & Age, they embarked on a successful world tour, performing on every continent except Antarctica and headlining several festivals. In 2012, they released their fourth album, Battle Born, which became their fourth consecutive album to reach number one in the U.K.
In 2015, The Killers played at the Kaboo Festival in San Diego, the Firefly Music Festival in Delaware, and the iHeart Radio Festival in Las Vegas. Brandon Flowers hinted that the band may release new material in late 2016.