The Killers are an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards) and Dave Keuning (guitar, backing vocals). Mark Stoermer (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (drums, percussion) would complete the current line-up of the band in 2002. The name The Killers is derived from a logo on the bass drum of a fictitious band, portrayed in the music video for the New Order song “Crystal”.
The Killers are seen as one of the biggest rock bands of the 21st century, and the most successful rock act to ever emerge from the state of Nevada, having sold an estimated 22 million albums worldwide. They have achieved worldwide success as a live band, performing in over fifty countries and on six continents, headlining venues such as Madison Square Garden and Wembley Stadium.
In an October 2015 interview with Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2, Brandon Flowers remarked that in a ‘perfect world’ the band would be releasing new material in late 2016, and appeared to indicate that The Killers would follow a schedule similar to that of Battle Born. According to Flowers in a later interview with Loaded, the band are currently working with Flood and Alan Moulder on their fifth studio album, and had been working on a potential new track titled “Look Alive”. The frontman has spoken of developing a ‘powerful rock vibe’ for the group’s fifth album. In February 2016, Elton John revealed he plans to go to Las Vegas and write with the band for their upcoming album.