Friday, 10 October 2008

THE KILLERS suffers FOR under pressure BANDS

According to Stoermer, today's bands features an increasingly difficult time getting their big smash due to the present nature of the business.He points out that many outfits are struggling due to a sharp increase in illegal downloads which are responsible for a sharp fall in CD sales."It's a really hard time for new bands. It's not that there's a lack of good music, it's just that labels are struggling financially."Some people say that record labels are bad but people forget they are the ones who break the bands and get them on their way."However, he still in confident that labels would survive thanks to a renewed interest in."In the Eighties no-one was really going to see live music. Now it's big business," he remarked.Elsewhere, he recently expressed concern about the impact of the band's touring on the environment.

The Killers will take the place of U2.

Rockers THE KILLERS are strong-minded to be more doing well than U2 - insisting the Irish band will have to give up their place at the top of the music "pedestal".Frontman Brandon Flowers confess he is a big fan of the One hit makers, but feels it is time for the ageing musicians to be replaced as one of the world's most successful bands.And the singer is convinced that The Killers will be able to topple the legendary group.He says, "(We can replace U2 on the top) pedestal. They're getting old. You know there's going to be a couple of songs on (their) new record you're just going to love. But there's gotta be... I dunno. It feels like it's time."

The Killers Best Songs

Song Album Score Evolution*

1. Somebody Told Me Hot Fuss 37.64 + 1
2. Mr Brightside Hot Fuss 35.95 - 1
3. Smile Like You Mean It Hot Fuss 26.36 =
4. Their best songs, and one of my favorites in rock history. (fryboy) When You Were Young Sam's Town 20.97 =
5. All These Things I've Done Hot Fuss 18.57 =
6. Read My Mind Sam's Town 17.45 =
7. Jenny Was A Friend of Mine Hot Fuss 15.08 =
8. Bones Sam's Town 13.17 =
9. My List Sams Town 7.94 =
10. Sam's Town Sam's Town 7.31 =
11. This River is Wild Sam's Town 5.60 =
*: Evolution since September 26, 2008

The Killers - Discography

Sam's Town
Released: 200612 tracksLabel: Island
Hot Fuss
Released: 200411 tracksLabel: Island
Sawdust
Released: 200717 tracksLabel: American Recordings
Human
Released: 20081 tracksLabel: Universal AB
All These Things That I've Done
Released: 20054 tracksLabel: Universal International
Day and Age
Released: 2008Label: Island
Don't Shoot Me Santa
Released: 20072 tracksLabel: Island
Read My Mind
Released: 20074 tracksLabel: Island
Mr. Brightside
Released: 20044 tracksLabel: Fugees
Smile Like You Mean It
Released: 2005Label: Lizard King
Leaving Las Vegas
Released: 2007Label: MVD
Somebody Told Me
Released: 20043 tracksLabel: Island
Connect Set
3 tracksLabel: Connect
When You Were Young
Released: 20063 tracksLabel: Island
A Great Big Sled
Released: 20061 tracksLabel
For Reasons Unknown
Released: 2007Label: Universal/Mercury
NME Presents Essential Bands 2006
Released: 200623 tracksLabel: Universal TV
Tranquilize
Released: 20071 tracksLabel: Universal

The Killers disclose track listing for their new album

'Day And Age', which is due out on November 24, will feature 10 songs, including first single 'Human'.As previously reported on NME.COM, the band are set to preview their third album at a one-off show at London's Royal Albert Hall on November 3.
According to Billboard.com, the tracklisting is as follows:'Losing
'Losing Touch'
'Human'
'Spaceman'
'Joyride'
'A Dustland Fairytale'
'This Is Your Life'
'I Can't Stay'
'Neon Tiger'
'The World We Live In'
'Goodnight, Travel Well'

The Killers announce Royal Albert Show

The Killers are set to play a one-off London show.

The band will preview third studio album 'Day And Age' on November 3 at the Royal Albert Hall. The record itself is out on November 24.

The gig will be broadcast live on Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show on the night.

Tickets for the show go on sale at noon on Wednesday (September 24).

So get ready to buy tickets for The Killers Band.

The Killers Profile

The Killers are an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. shaped in 2002, the group have Brandon Flowers (vocals, keyboards), Dave Keuning (guitar, vocals), Mark Stoermer (bass guitar, vocals) and Ronnie Vannucci Jr., (percussion, drums) with Ray Suen often providing support during live performances.Part of the post-punk revival movement, The Killers draw pressure from music styles of the 1980s and 1990s. The group's debut album, Hot Fuss (2004) transported the band mainstream success. The Killers' second album, Sam's Town, was launched in 2006, and the compilation album Sawdust containing B-sides, rarities, and new material, was released in 2007. The band's first two albums have sold in surplus of 12 million copies worldwide combined. The group is currently working on their third album, entitled Day & Age, which is being produced by Stuart Price.

The Killers UK Tour Dates

A UK date by The Killers has been announced, with tickets on sale now. The gig at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday November 3rd is to promote their brand new album Day And Age.

UPDATE October 6th: UK Tour Announced
A UK tour by The Killers has been announced with dates as follows. Tickets go on sale October 10th:
Belfast Odyssey - February 21st
London O2 Arena- February 23rd & 24th
Birmingham NEC - February 26th
Cardiff Arena - February 28th
Sheffield Arena - March 2nd
Nottingham Arena - March 3rd
Aberdeen Exhibition Centre - March 5th
Glasgow SECC - March 6th
Newcastle Arena - March 7th
Manchester MEN Arena - March 9th


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The Killers New Album Day and Age

Day & Age release date and single information
The Killers band's fourth album, Day & Age will be launched November 25, 2008 (November 24th in the UK). The album's first single, "Human," will debut worldwide on September 22nd, and the digital single will be released September 30th.

The Killers Day and Age

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The Killers- NME Awards


A Good news for the fans of The Killers that they have nominated by NME Awards 2008.
Shockwaves 2008 NME Award nominations were recently announced and The Killers received two nominations - Best International Band and Best Cover Art for Sawdust.

The Killers Albums Sam's Town

The album Sam's Town by The Killers has been listed for 399 weeks in 18 different charts. Its first appearance was week 40/2006 in the Ireland Albums Top 75, Austria Albums Top 75, Dutch Albums Top 100 and France Albums Top 150 and the last appearance was week 40/2008 in the Ireland Albums Top 75. Its peak position was number 1, on the Ireland Albums Top 75, NZ Albums Top 40 and UK Albums Top 75, it stayed there for 9 weeks. Its highest entry was number 1 in the Ireland Albums Top 75, NZ Albums Top 40 and UK Albums Top 75. Below you'll find the exact numbers and statistics.












Thursday, 9 October 2008

The Killers - Biography

Few bands in the mid-2000s rose so rapidly to the front of pop music as Las Vegas group of four the Killers. With a mix of '80s-styled synth pop and fashionista charm, the band's street-smart debut, Hot Fuss, became one of 2004's biggest releases, spawning four singles and shoot the group -- particularly their dandyish, 22-year-old frontman, Brandon Flowers -- into the international spotlight. Hot Fuss reveled in the garish glitz of the band's native Las Vegas, spinning tales of androgynous girlfriends and illicit affairs to a public whose taste for revivalist dance-rock would prove to be virtually insatiable. Franz Ferdinand, Interpol, and the Bravery all benefited from such retro-minded interest, but the Killers shamelessly trumped them all -- even when their sophomore effort, Sam's Town, deemphasized the group's new wave responsiveness in favor of something more akin to the heartland rock of Bruce Springsteen and Rattle and Hum-era U2.

Brandon Flowers (vocals/keyboards), David Keuning (guitar), Mark Stoermer (bass), and Ronnie Vannucci (drums) first came together in 2002, two years before the stylish Hot Fuss introduced their band to the public. Flowers had been sacked by his former synth pop band, Blush Response, after refusing to move to Los Angeles alongside his bandmates.

Shared U.K. dates with British Sea Power and stellastarr in summer 2004 gave the Killers the opportunity to showcase material from their debut album, Hot Fuss, which arrived in June. "Somebody Told Me," "Mr. Brightside," "Smile Like You Mean It," and "All These Things That I've Done" all became worldwide chart hits, and Hot Fuss peaked at number seven on the Billboard Top 200. Buoyed by such success, Flowers became a sought-after media presence, often lashing out at such groups as the Bravery for riding his band's coattails into the mainstream. The frontman's confidence was not unwarranted; by 2006, Hot Fuss had earned five Grammy nominations and sold over five million copies. Rather than take a break to recover from their relentless tour regime, the Killers immediately set to work on their sophomore effort. A newly built facility at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas became the band's studio, and legendary producers Flood and Alan Moulder (who had previously worked together with U2 and the Smashing Pumpkins) were chosen to helm the controls. Instead of mining the glamour and glitz of their hometown (as they did to successful extent on Hot Fuss), the group instead focused on nostalgia and the demise of old-fashioned American values, citing veteran songsmith Bruce Springsteen as a chief influence.