Rock Out with the Killers Tomorrow Night at the Prudential CenterAugust 7th, 2013
Brandon Flowers (vocals and keys), Dave Keuning (guitar and vocals), Mark Stoermer (bass and vocals) and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (drums and vocals) made an almost instant splash with the release of the first Killers album, the ’80s-influenced, New Wave-ish Hot Fuss, in 2004. With plenty of tunes to sing along with or dance along to, the music was called “big, bold and confident” by BBC Music. And Rolling Stone ranked it as the 43rd best album of the entire decade. The ensuing tour in support of the Hot Fuss put the Killers (above, performing “Mr. Brightside” this year at Lollapalooza Brazil) on the map as a band not to miss when they come to your town. And it’s a playbook the Las Vegas quartet has stuck with ever since: put out an album every few years and then steadily tour behind it for a few more years. In 2012, the Killers released their fourth album, Battle Born (stream it below)—the phrase appears on Nevada’s state flag—which instantly seemed perfectly suited for an arena. This works out great because, still out on the road, the Killers play the Prudential Center tomorrow night.