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Brandon Flowers and co. played classics and tracks from new album ‘Imploding The Mirage’ atop the Caesars Palace, The Killers performed a special live show from their hometown for Radio 2’s ‘Live At Home’ festival this weekend.

The band, who recently released their new album ‘Imploding The Mirage’, appeared from the roof of Caesars Palace in their native Las Vegas during the festival, which is being hosted by Trevor Nelson, Sara Cox and Zoe Ball.

“Out of the ordinary times, so we followed suit and jumped on the roof of Caesars Palace, Las Vegas to do what we do. Felt strangely natural!” the band said. Nile Rodgers & Chic and Craig David are among the other artists performing as part of the festival, which is being broadcast across TV, radio and online yesterday (September 12th) and today (13th) in lieu of the station’s Proms In The Park and Live in Hyde Park series, which were both cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.

The Killers played ‘Caution’, ‘Human’, ‘When You Were Young’ on top of Caesars Palace.


The Killers‘ sixth studio album will be called “Imploding The Mirage” The ten track album will features contributions from the likes of Lindsey Buckingham, k.d. lang, Weyes Blood and Adam Granduciel (from The War on Drugs) the newest single from their upcoming new album. This one’s called “My Own Soul’s Warning.” The track features and was co-produced by Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado. The new song follows “Caution” and “Fire in Bone.”

you can hear the track ‘Caution’ below (this is the one that Buckingham plays on).

The cover art for “My Own Soul’s Warning” features a painting by the artist Thomas Blackshear depicting the Crow Tribe of Indians, who gave the band their blessing to use the painting. “Artists living across the world inspired by our people and way of life, is a total honour and true testament of the knowledge our people share,“ the Crow Tribe said in a statement. “During this unprecedented time due to the COVID-19 Pandemic as well as the injustice of police brutality protests around the world, our people recognise the need to also help keep our spirits positive.”

The Killers originally announced that Imploding the Mirage would arrive in May, but the album has been delayed over “delays in finalizing the album.” They also debuted the new song “Blowback” on CBS This Morning earlier this year. The Killers’ last LP was 2017’s Wonderful Wonderful.

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Imploding the Mirage is out today via Island Records. Imploding the Mirage is The Killers’ sixth studio album, following 2017’s Wonderful Wonderful, and features artists such as Weyes Blood, Adam Granduciel of War On Drugs and Lucius. Recorded in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Park City, “Imploding the Mirage” also includes previously released singles “Fire in Bone” and “Caution,” which topped both the Alternative and Radio charts. It’s been a long road to the Killers’ Imploding the Mirage, with the title getting revealed in November 2019 and the release date being pushed from May until now due to the pandemic. It’s the first Killers album without founding guitarist Dave Keuning, but it does feature production from Shawn Everett and Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado, as well as contributions from Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham, Weyes Blood, the War on Drugs’ Adam Granduciel, k.d. lang, Blake Mills, and Lucius.

With their May postponed new album ‘Imploding the Mirage’ is finally released today (August 21st), The Killers got in a little promo last night (August 20th) when they appeared as the musical guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Watch them perform ‘Blowback’ from the record below.

Taken from their forthcoming sixth album, “Imploding The Mirage”, the Vegas natives performed their recent single on the Ellen DeGeneres show via a live stream from their studio. The studio version featured former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham on guitar, and his solo is omitted from the live version performed here. Still, it’s an uplifting performance full of keys, synths and great 12-strings.

It’s only been a few days since The Killers released their luscious, soaring record, Imploding The Mirage, but the band are already cooking up new material for a new album that may see the light of day next year. In a lengthy feature with NME, the band revealed that they’ve already recorded a brand new album, which they intend to drop in 2021.

“You know when people just say that? Every time someone makes a record they say that they have 50 songs and they’re going to release another record. We really are,” explains frontman Brandon Flowers. “We’re going to release another one in about 10 months. We’ve already gone back into the studio with [producer Jonathon] Rado and Shawn [Everett, producer]. We did a week in Northern California.”

Flowers acknowledged that the lack of touring brought upon by the coronavirus pandemic has left him with “a lot of time on my hands.” Though he’s stressed that the forthcoming record won’t be a quar-album. “I’m not writing a quarantine album or anything like that,” he explained. “You kind of just start hitting your stride when you’re finishing a record. You’re writing lyrics, you’re mixing everything, you’re in it – then you go on tour. It’s interesting to not be going on tour and having any of that stuff taking up my brain. I just went right back to the piano.

“I was already exercising my song writing muscles so a lot of it came very quickly. Something powerful happened when I shut off the part of my brain that runs towards the grind and just started running towards the creative part of my brain.”

Fans can rejoice in the knowledge that the next record will certainly arrive before the bands rescheduled stadium shows, “Oh yeah, there will be another album. I’m excited. It might be better than this one.”

Rock Werchter 2018 lineup

The 2018 edition of Belgium’s Rock Werchter festival takes place from July 5th-8th at Festivalpark Werchter, and the stacked lineup was just announced. Headliners include GorillazJack WhiteArctic MonkeysQueens of the Stone AgeNick Cave & The Bad SeedsThe KillersPearl Jam, and London Grammar. Other notable acts appearing at the fest include Nine Inch NailsFleet FoxesAt The Drive InDavid ByrneAnderson .Paak & The Free NationalsMGMTPost MaloneCHVRCHESNoel Gallagher’s High Flying BirdsThe BreedersFever RayFirst Aid KitAlbert Hammond Jr., and much more. Tickets are on sale now.

The Killers

The Killers have dropped a new album the first track to premier was, ‘Run For Cover’, along with a few more details of the record it’s taken from, their fifth album Wonderful Wonderful.

We now know that the album, produced by Jacknife Lee and recorded at the band’s own Vegas studio, released through Island Records, and the album art and tracklist includes some choice remixes from Duke Dumont and Jacques Lu Cont.

The lead single “The Man” unveiled  a month before release, featured Brandon Flowers letting us in on the extent of his ego – after all, he did claim The Killers were the best band of the last 15 years, so we know he’s not short on confidence.

Being grandiose in ironic times ensures that The Killers will always have doubters. Those folks are missing the unapologetic peaks of Wonderful Wonderful. Producer Jacknife Lee provides the luscious gloss, while Brandon Flowers pushes every melody to the rafters so he can hang out up there with Bono. “The Man” expertly mimics Freddie Mercury’s cheeky bravado, while “Rut” soars out of one via the strength of its will. Mark Knopfler and Woody Harrelson make appearances, because, why not, and the closing track somehow overcomes the Manilow-esque title “Have All The Songs Been Written?” Grandiose, yes, but mostly plain grand.

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After a break of five long years, The Killers are returning with a new record, titled Wonderful Wonderful, and have revealed the first single overnight.

Premiering on Annie Mac’s show on BBC Radio 1, ‘The Man’ is actually the second track we’ve heard from the album so far, with another named ‘Run For Cover’ being unveiled live recently.

There’s no word on a release date as of yet (it’s simply “soon-to-be completed”), just the news that producers Jacknife Lee and Stuart Price came on board for the album, and it’s “shaping up to be their most sonically forward-thinking record yet; an LP bursting with all of the blazing choruses and arena-filling anthems”.

Sounds like a familiar formula for any Killers fans, who have had to content themselves in recent years with a greatest hits compilation and frontman Brandon Flowers 2015 solo LP The Desired Effect.

The Man – The Killers
Written by: Flowers, Stoermer, Lee, Bell, Bell, Brown, Nash, Smith, Westfield, Mickens, Boyce, Thomas

Welsh indie rockers Catfish & The Bottlemen cover The Killers ‘Read My Mind’, with just a little bit of R Kelly ‘Ignition’, for Australian station triple j’s Like A Version.