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Another 'Hot Fuss' over The Killers
Everyone is making a "Hot Fuss" over The Killers these days. That's because June 7th marked the 10-year anniversary of the album's release – an all-conquering debut for the band by any standard.
Of course a ten-year anniversary will often be cause for reminiscing, and the Internet celebrated the milestone with articles, photo galleries, and columns to rank the tracks of the classic album from top to bottom (In case you're curious, Vanyaland's No. 1 song was "Smile Like You Mean It," while the 'worst' track went to "Andy, You're a Star," which was called 'herky, jerky and awkward').
All the fuss comes at the same time The Killers are working to promote their greatest hits compilation, "Direct Hits," also marking their decade together as a band. That album dropped November 11, 2013 in a number of different editions, including an "Uber Deluxe" version which featured a picture book of the band's history. Two singles were spawned from the release – "Shot At the Night" and "Just Another Girl."
Following the band's wildly successful 2013 Battle Born world tour, in which they performed in 50 countries and headlined stages on six different continents, the road warriors continue their trek in 2014. Their calendar is packed for the summer and includes dates at both North American and U.K. music festivals.
The Killers recently headlined the Hangout Festival on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. They braved heat, humidity, high winds and sandstorms to play for the fans. And naturally… they killed it.
The Killers show what all the 'Fuss' is about (Created July 26, 2013)
What's all this "Hot Fuss" about the Killers? These guys have been making a name for themselves since they formed in Las Vegas in 2001. And all the commotion surrounding the band? It's only gotten louder since their debut album nearly a decade ago.
The band -- comprised of lead vocalist and keyboardist Brandon Flowers, guitarist Dave Keuning, bassist Mark Stoermer and drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. – are known for hit songs like "Mr. Brightside," "When We Were Young, "Somebody to Hold Me" and "All the Things That I Have Done."
Named after a fictional band in a video, The Killers' debut album (the aforementioned "Hot Fuss") skyrocketed the band to international fame in 2004. Since then, they've released four albums that have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide, earned them seven Grammy awards and a variety of other industry accolades.
Road warriors all, Flowers and the guys toured for two straight years after the release of "Hot Fuss," playing more than 400 shows and repeatedly headlining some of Europe's biggest festivals. They've also played sold out shows in places like Madison Square Garden, and on June 22, 2013 performed at the 90,000 capacity Wembley Stadium in London in what was their biggest show to date.
The Killers are still living the rock 'n' roll lifestyle in 2013, with dates now booked well into the fall. Those are mostly North American dates, but also include stops in Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan, Japan and the United Arab Emirates from late September and into October.
The Killers Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|(RED) Christmas EP||2011|
|The World We Live In||2009|
|Live From The Royal Albert Hall (disc 2)||2009|
|¡Happy Birthday Guadalupe!||2009|
|Day & Age||2008|
|Joseph, Better You Than Me||2008|
|Read My Mind||2007|
|For Reasons Unknown||2007|
|Don't Shoot Me Santa||2007|
|Sam’s Town (bonus disc)||2006|
|A Great Big Sled||2006|
|When You Were Young||2006|
|2004-12-18: Triple J: Live at the Wireless: Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia||2005|
|Somebody Told Me||2005|
|Smile Like You Mean It||2005|
|Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll||2004|
|2004-11-06: Columbia Club, Berlin, Germany||2004|
|All These Things That I've Done||2004|
|2003-10-03: XFM Session||2003|
Top 10 The Killers Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|2||Somebody Told Me||571,436||171,409|
|3||When You Were Young||454,491||136,768|
|4||All These Things That I've Done||386,332||124,905|
|5||Smile Like You Mean It||327,243||112,826|
|7||Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine||277,059||96,920|
|8||Read My Mind||306,178||90,565|
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date city state venue 01/31/2015 Ubach-Palenberg Rockfabrik
The Killers Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 08/21/2014 Belfast Ant Boucher Playing Fields 08/19/2014 Glasgow Glg Bellahouston Park 08/17/2014 Chelmsford London Hylands Park 08/16/2014 Telford Tfw Weston Park 08/15/2014 Liverpool Lan O2 Academy Liverpool 08/09/2014 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park 08/09/2014 San Francisco CA The Independent 08/08/2014 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park 07/10/2014 Montreal QC Bell Centre 07/09/2014 Ottawa ON Lebreton Flats 07/08/2014 Quebec QC Plains Of Abraham 07/03/2014 Ottawa ON Lebreton Flats 07/03/2014 Quebec QC Plains Of Abraham 07/03/2014 Quebec QC Quebec City Festival 05/16/2014 Gulf Shores AL Gulf Shores Beach 05/15/2014 Bethlehem PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center 05/14/2014 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena
The Killers Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 11/08/2013 Amsterdam Nhl Paradiso 11/06/2013 London Lnd Eventim Apollo 10/27/2013 Las Vegas NV Downtown Las Vegas 10/27/2013 Las Vegas NV Downtown Las Vegas 10/26/2013 Las Vegas NV Downtown Las Vegas 10/26/2013 Las Vegas NV Downtown Las Vegas 10/11/2013 Dubai DU Atlantis, The Palm 10/08/2013 Tokyo 13 STUDIO COAST 10/07/2013 Tokyo 13 STUDIO COAST 09/26/2013 Manila Smart Araneta Coliseum 09/07/2013 Pittsburgh PA Stage AE 09/07/2013 Saint Louis MO The Highlands At Forest Park 09/07/2013 Saint Louis MO Central Field Forest Park 09/06/2013 Windsor ON The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor 08/17/2013 Miami FL American Airlines Arena 08/16/2013 Orlando FL Hard Rock Live 08/15/2013 Alpharetta GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park 08/13/2013 Charleston SC Family Circle Magazine Stadium 08/12/2013 Raleigh NC Red Hat Amphitheater 08/10/2013 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 08/09/2013 Atlantic City NJ Borgata Event Center 08/08/2013 Newark NJ Prudential Center 08/06/2013 Columbus OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 08/05/2013 Cleveland OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica 08/03/2013 Bonner Springs KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater - KS 08/03/2013 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/02/2013 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/02/2013 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/01/2013 Saint Paul MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium 07/13/2013 Dublin D Phoenix Park 07/12/2013 Kinross ?? Balado Airfield 07/12/2013 Kinross Pkn Balado Park 07/11/2013 Kinross Pkn Balado Park 07/02/2013 Kiev Palace of Sports 06/22/2013 London London Wembley Stadium 06/17/2013 Brussels Bru Forest National 06/15/2013 Newport Iow Seaclose Park 06/14/2013 Landgraaf Lim Megaland 06/13/2013 Newport Iow Seaclose Park 06/10/2013 Paris Ile Zenith de Paris 06/06/2013 Esch-sur-Alzette L Rockhal 05/19/2013 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 05/18/2013 Brooklyn NY Barclays Center 05/16/2013 Cincinnati OH The Shoe at Horseshoe Casino 05/15/2013 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 05/12/2013 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House 05/10/2013 Cedar Park TX Cedar Park Center 05/09/2013 Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 05/08/2013 Houston TX Bayou Music Center 05/06/2013 El Paso TX Abraham Chavez Theatre 05/05/2013 Albuquerque NM Isleta Amphitheater 05/05/2013 Albuquerque NM Isleta Resort and Casino 05/04/2013 Tucson AZ Tucson Electric Park 05/04/2013 Tucson AZ Tucson Electric Park 05/02/2013 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Sports Arena 05/01/2013 Anaheim CA Honda Center 04/28/2013 San Francisco CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 04/27/2013 San Francisco CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 04/12/2013 Guadalajara Jal Estadio 3 De Marzo 04/10/2013 Monterrey ?? Arena Monterrey 04/09/2013 Monterrey ?? Arena Monterrey 04/04/2013 Lima Estadio Nacional 04/02/2013 Santiago RM Movistar Arena 03/31/2013 Buenos Aires C Geba/ Jorge Newbery 03/27/2013 Asuncion Jockey Club 03/26/2013 Asuncion Jockey Club 03/21/2013 Uppsala Uppsala Domkyrka 03/12/2013 Paris Ile Zenith de Paris 03/11/2013 Amsterdam A Ziggo Dome 03/09/2013 Esch-Alzette Kulturfabrik Esch-Alzette 03/08/2013 Crans VS Caprices Festival 03/08/2013 Brussels Bru Forest National 03/07/2013 Cologne NW Lanxess Arena 03/05/2013 Munich ?? Zenith - Munich 03/04/2013 Hamburg HH O2 World Hamburg 03/01/2013 Oslo 03 Telenor Arena 02/28/2013 Johanneshov Sto Ericsson Globe Arena 02/26/2013 Helsinki ?? Hartwall Arena 02/22/2013 Dublin D The O2 - Dublin 02/21/2013 Belfast Ant Odyssey Arena 02/18/2013 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 02/17/2013 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena
The Killers Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/29/2012 Las Vegas NV Live At The Chelsea Ballroom, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas 12/28/2012 Las Vegas NV Live At The Chelsea Ballroom, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas 12/21/2012 Chicago IL UIC Pavilion 12/20/2012 Ypsilanti MI Eastern Michigan University 12/18/2012 Fairfax VA Patriot Center 12/17/2012 Boston MA Agganis Arena 12/15/2012 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 12/14/2012 New York NY Madison Square Garden 12/13/2012 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 12/09/2012 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 12/08/2012 Oakland CA Oracle Arena 12/07/2012 San Diego CA Viejas Arena 12/05/2012 Portland OR Moda Center at the Rose Quarter 12/04/2012 Seattle WA Key Arena 12/03/2012 Vancouver BC Pacific Coliseum 11/30/2012 Orem UT UCCU Center 11/29/2012 Broomfield CO 1St Bank Center 11/17/2012 London The O2 11/16/2012 London The O2 11/14/2012 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 11/13/2012 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 11/09/2012 Liverpool Msy Liverpool Echo Arena 11/09/2012 Liverpool Msy Liverpool Echo Arena 11/08/2012 Sheffield South Yorkshire Motorpoint Arena 11/05/2012 Cardiff Cardiff Motorpoint Arena Cardiff 11/04/2012 Newcastle Upon Tyne T & W Metro Radio Arena 11/03/2012 Nottingham Nottinghamshire Capital FM Arena Nottingham 10/31/2012 Birmingham Warwickshire Genting Arena 10/27/2012 Aberdeen Abe Aberdeen Exhibition Centre 10/26/2012 Glasgow Glasgow City SECC 09/26/2012 Los Angeles CA Fonda Theatre 09/22/2012 Toronto ON Sound Academy 09/18/2012 Bronx NY Paradise Theater 09/10/2012 London Lnd The Forum 09/04/2012 Oslo 03 Sentrum Scene 09/01/2012 London London Roundhouse 08/31/2012 Stradbally Laoighis Stradbally Hall 08/19/2012 Chelmsford London Hylands Park 08/18/2012 Telford Tfw Weston Park 08/18/2012 Chelmsford London Hylands Park 08/18/2012 Telford Tfw Weston Park 08/18/2012 Chelmsford London Hylands Park 08/17/2012 Leeds Yorkshire O2 Academy Leeds 07/23/2012 New York NY Webster Hall 07/20/2012 Dover DE Dover International Speedway 07/20/2012 Richmond VA The National
The Killers Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 07/21/2011 San Francisco CA Rickshaw Stop 07/20/2011 Las Vegas NV Body English
The Killers Tour Dates 2009
date city state venue 10/03/2009 Miami FL American Airlines Arena 10/02/2009 Tampa FL USF Sun Dome 10/01/2009 Orlando FL The Venue At Ucf 09/28/2009 Phoenix AZ Web Theatre 09/26/2009 Salt Lake City UT The E Center Of West Valley City 09/25/2009 Boise ID Quest Arena 09/24/2009 Portland OR Portland Memorial Coliseum 09/22/2009 Sacramento CA Sleep Train Arena 09/19/2009 Las Vegas NV Mandalay Bay Resort Event Center 09/18/2009 San Diego CA Cox Arena 09/16/2009 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 09/15/2009 Irvine CA Bren Events Center 09/13/2009 Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Bowl 09/12/2009 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 09/09/2009 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 09/06/2009 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 09/05/2009 Montreal QC Quai Jacques-Cartier 09/04/2009 Boston MA TD Garden 09/02/2009 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 09/01/2009 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 08/31/2009 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 08/08/2009 Elizabeth IN Horseshoe Southern Indiana