Weekly Artist Spotlight: The Killers

Good news for all fans of The Killers, the wait is almost over! The rock band is just six weeks away from the release of Wonderful Wonderful, their first album in five years. 

The Nevada-based band has teased fans over the prospect of a new album since late-2015 after the members went on hiatus to focus on solo endeavors. In the five years since their last LP Battle Born was released, frontman Brandon Flowers, bass player Mark Stoermer, and drummer Ronnie Vannucci have all released solo projects. Though their individual projects were not a complete contrast to The Killers’ sound, there was wide enthusiasm when the band reconvened and offered fans a taste of their new music.

The band have just recently released the album’s title and full tracklist via Twitter, but their latest singles, “The Man” and “Run for Cover,” are fueling the excitement over the new collection.

The former track fuses a groovy sampling of Kool and the Gang’s “Spirit of the Boogie” with synth-rock for a psychedelic four minutes that explores the feeling of invincibility and powerful ego of any young man. The latter channels the familiar indie-rock sound of the band’s early hits, and is an instant toe-tapper.

Ahead of Wonderful Wonderful, The Killers will headline Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park for the fourth time in their career. While The Killers won’t be able to gift the crowd with all of Wonderful Wonderful‘s ten tracks during the coveted performance slot, they can still bring everyone to their feet with fan-favorites like “Mr. Brightside,” “Somebody Told Me,” “Human,” and “All These Things That I’ve Done.” The major festival will serve as a warm-up for similar shows in the coming weeks and by the year’s end, a new world tour.

The group has a number of major festival gigs lined up immediately following the album’s release, including Global Citizen Festival, Austin City Limits, Lost Lake Festival and Voodoo Music & Arts Experience. Their official tour will kick off Nov. 6 in the U.K. and stretch through February 2018, including 18 dates in North American arenas.

See The Killers’ North American tour schedule below and browse tickets here.

Jan. 5 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Jan. 6 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell
Jan. 7 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Jan. 9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Jan. 10 – Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
Jan. 12 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Jan. 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Jan. 15 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre
Jan. 16 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Jan. 17 – Saint Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Jan. 21 – Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
Jan. 23 – Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
Jan. 24 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
Jan. 30 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
Feb. 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
Feb. 3 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
Feb. 5 – Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center
Feb. 6 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena