From humble beginnings, The Killers have solidified their place as one of the most popular rock bands of the 21st century, and while the band's sound is most often described as glamour rock, they also fall into alternative, indie and post-punk rock. The band's first album Hot Fuss, which is certified platinum in the United States, Australia and Canada, includes their most well-known song "Mr. Brightside." During live performances, fans also go crazy for "Somebody Told Me" and "Smile Like You Mean It." The Killers are strongly influenced by English artists, including Morrissey, likely because they were first signed by an independent label in London, so they played several venues in the United Kingdom before they picked up steam in the US. They have headlined several live concerts like Glastonbury and have sold out venues including Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Unapologetically the Man
When The Killers, made up of Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci Jr., first burst onto the music scene, they were criticized for coming off as arrogant. The perceived arrogance is probably what earned them a spot in the glamour rock category. Flowers revealed in an interview that "The Man," the lead single from Wonderful, Wonderful, released on September 22, 2017, actually speaks to that experience. A few of the band's songs make reference to boys becoming men or manhood like "When You Were Young," so masculinity is a common theme for the group. Do not be fooled by the cowboy persona Flowers may rock or the unapologetically pro-male lyrics of a few songs, though. The group has a soft side, too. "Goodnight, Travel Well" helped promote awareness for sex trafficking. Showing more of their philanthropic side, the band also headlined the 2017 Global Citizen Festival.
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What can I expect when attending a concert by The Killers?
When you attend a performance by The Killers, you can expect the music to be the focus. Their concerts do include flashing light effects, confetti cannons and fog, but the performance is focused on the band singing and playing their famous and fan-favorite songs. Flowers will strut on the stage. When he sings, he sings with a full heart, which has a hypnotizing effect on the audience.
Who are the members of The Killers?
The band's members include Flowers who leads the vocals and plays the piano, Keuning who plays the piano and guitar, Stoermer who plays the guitar and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. who handles the percussion.
What is The Killers' tour setlist like?
The Killers' setlist is one that will please fans who have been following the group since their first album release as well as those who are just getting to know them. The most common songs played are "Somebody Told Me," "Jenny Was A Friend of Mine," "The Man," "Smile Like You Mean It," Runaways," "Read My Mind," "All These Things I've Done," "When You Were Young" and "Mr. Brightside."
Will The Killers tour in 2019?
In 2019, the group has been busy performing at national and international festivals. They made their much-anticipated headline appearance at the Glastonbury Festival. The Forecastle Music Festival and Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival are also on the docket in 2019. The band keeps busy by headlining and playing concerts, festivals and other events. You can catch them at Waterfront Park Louisville and The Park at Harlinsdale Farm.