The Killers Cover 'Is This It' on the Strokes' Home Turf
... Vegas band salute the home team at Brooklyn's Barclays Center During their recent U.K. tour, the Killers
lovingly covered several of the territory's most beloved acts; U2, Oasis, and New Order all received some love while they performed overseas in support of last year's heroic Battle Born. But when the "Mr. Brightside" players took over Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Saturday (May 18), they paid tribute to five of the Big Apple's favorite sons: the Strokes. The Killers
played a minute-long rendition of "Is This It," the weary title track off the Fab Five's landmark 2001 debut. You might ask, "Is that it?" Yes, but it's all that's needed. Watch it above. The Killers
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... a way. We started out here in the UK so to come back and play Wembley, I don't know what I can say about it. Every couple of months there's something along those lines that sort of blows me out of the water. Obviously, this is the cream of the crop of dreams coming true." The Killers
will be playing a host of festivals this summer, including headline slots at the Isle Of Wight Festival, T In The Park, Spain's Benicassim and Lollapalooza in Chicago. To check the availability of The Killers
tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094. The Killers
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The Killers schedule more North American shows behind "Battle Born"
... Alt-rock act The Killers
have begun the second leg of the North American tour behind the latest release, "Battle Born." The Las Vegas-based outfit continue the latest portion of shows tonight (5/16) in Cincinnati, OH, followed by a Saturday (5/18) gig in Brooklyn, NY, and a Sunday (5/19) show in Camden, NJ. A European stretch takes up June and July, after which the band returns stateside for another domestic round, beginning Aug. 1 in St. Paul, MN. Seven amphitheater appearances follow, including an Aug. 2 performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago. The Killers
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The Killers (2002-)
Brandon Flowers (vocals, keyboards)
Dave Keuning (guitar)
Mark Stoermer (bass)
Ronnie Vannucci Jr (drums)
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Killers lead singer Brandon Flowers is a Mormon, but he said in 2004 that he does occasionally drink and smoke. The band keeps their rock star decadence low key, with the drugs and groupies kept to a minimum.
Mark Stoermer, bassist of The Killers, worked as a medical courier before becoming a member of the band.
The Killer's name came from the fictional band in New Order's music video for their song Crystal.
Before joining The Killers, Brandon Flowers, vocalist/keyboardist of The Killers, was in a synth-pop called Blush Response.
Flowers has a fear of flying and of the number 621, coincidentally his birthday. As a kid, an Ouija board told him he was to die on this day. (thanks, Kylie - Ventura, CA, for above 4)
Concerning alcohol, the band has a strict daily schedule in their tour rider - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are reserved for Maker's Mark whiskey and Absolut vodka. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday are for Jack Daniels and gin, and Sunday is exclusively the province of tequila and Jameson Irish Whiskey.
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."