The Killers Tickets
Grammy-nominated American rock band, The Killers are from Las Vegas, Nevada. Before the band formed in 2002, the members including Brandon Flowers (vocals, keyboards), Dave Keuning (guitar, vocals), Mark Stoermer (bass guitar, vocals) and Ronnie Vannucci Jr., (drums, percussion) had varied lives. Flowers was abandoned by his first band, Blush Response in 2001 and as he was sure that he was ready to run a true rock band, he began searching for a guitarist and the rest is history.
The Killers started playing at a small club in Denver, Colorado and gradually attracted talent bookers, local agents, major label scouts and a UK representative for Warner Bros. The Warner Bros rep took their demo and showed it to a friend who worked at UK indie label Lizard King who later signed up the Killers and they moved to England. Their debut album, Hot Fuss came out on June 7, 2004 in the United Kingdom and on June 15 in the United States on Island Records. The band had chart success with their singles 'Somebody Told Me' which scored a number three on the charts, 'Mr. Brightside' which reached the Top 10 in the UK when released, and 'All These Things That I've Done.'
The Killers have appeared as musical guests on Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. In Britain, they have appeared on Top of the Pops, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross and Later with Jools Holland and have performed for an episode of Austin City Limits that aired on November 5, 2005. After turning down the Sunday headline spot, the Killers performed at the 2005 Glastonbury Festival on the Pyramid Stage on Friday night. They thought that they didn't have enough songs to fill a headline slot but attracted one of the biggest crowds at the festival.
On July 2, 2005, The Killers performed 'All These Things That I've Done' on the London stage of the Live 8 concert. During this Robbie Williams, incorporated the song's refrain 'I've got soul but I'm not a soldier' into his own performance encouraging Coldplay and U2 to follow suit. They incorporated that famous line into the songs 'God Put a Smile Upon Your Face' and 'Beautiful Day' respectively at their separate concerts played in Las Vegas, with The Killers in the crowd. On July 9, 2005, they performed at the T in the Park festival in Balado, Scotland during which Flowers performed 'Crystal' with New Order, then jetted off to Vienna with U2, in order to support them on the European leg of their Vertigo Tour.
'All These Things I've Done' is on the soundtrack of Richard Kelly's upcoming film Southland Tales and also in the final scene and closing credits of the 2005 movie, The Matador. 'Move Away' is going to be featured on the soundtrack of Spider-Man 3. Their second album, Sam's Town, was released in early October 2006 and they won 'Best Rock Band' at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2006.
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