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The Killers

The Killers

Genres: Alternative, Pop Punk, Rock
Web site: http://www.thekillersmusic.com

It all started in Las Vegas. Or did it? Yes, Brandon Flowers was born here in the desert to a devout Mormon family. The beginning. After being ditched by his former band, Blush Response, Flowers answered an ad in Las Vegas Weekly posted by future Killers guitarist David Keuning. The meeting. Soon Ronnie Vannucci and Mark Stroermer had joined the band, and foursome began playing gigs, developing a style that pulled from '80s punk but modernized it for today's audience.

The Killers released their first album Hot Fuss in 2004 and watched it rocket up the charts, eventually going 4x platinum. In 2006 they followed it up with Sam's Town, which debuted at number two on the Billboard chart. Most recently The Killers released Sawdust, a compilation album of B-sides and some new material.

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Musicians:
Brandon Flowers – Synthesizer, Vocals
David Keuning – Guitar
Mark Stoermer – Bass
Ronnie Vannucci – Drums
Formed:
2002, Las Vegas, NV
Influences
New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Duran Duran, Dire Straits, David Bowie, The Smiths, Morrissey, Depeche Mode, U2, Queen, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Oasis, Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Eagles, The Strokes, The Cars and Smashing Pumpkins
Current status
on an international tour