The Killers are an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning.
Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. would complete the current line-up of the band in 2002.
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Indie rock, heartland rock, new wave, post-punk revival, alternative rock
Brandon Flowers -
lead vocals, keyboards, synthesizers, piano, bass guitar (2001-present)
Dave Keuning -
lead guitar, piano, backing vocals (2001-present)
Mark Stoermer -
bass guitar, backing vocals, guitar (2002-present)
Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. -
drums, percussion, backing vocals (2002-present)
Dell Neal - bass guitar (2001-2002)
Matt Norcross - drums (2001-2002)
Brian Havens - drums (2002)
Rob Whited - percussion, backing vocals (2006-present)
Bobby Lee Parker - acoustic guitar (2008-present)
Ted Sablay - keyboards, guitar, backing vocals (2006-2007, 2011, 2012-Present)
Jake Blanton - keyboards, guitar, backing vocals (2011-present)
Former touring Members
Tommy Marth - saxophone, backing vocals (2008-2010; died 2012)
Ray Suen - keyboards, guitar, violin, backing vocals (2008-2010)
The name came from a logo on the bass drum of a fictitious band,
portrayed in the music video for the New Order song "Crystal".
Did you know
Brandon Flowers was abandoned by his first band, a Las Vegas synthpop trio known as Blush Response after
he declined to move with them to Los Angeles.
after seeing Oasis perform at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in April 2002
The Killers Quotes
Brandon: We just love music. I think this is what we would all want to do. I think it's one of those things that is like now we've tasted it we would all be miserable if we weren't doing it.
Mark: It's chaotic, I would say! I don't think you can talk about fate until you've done something really important.
Ronnie: When I first met Mark, that's what he said. That's what he said - 'Do you believe in fate?' And I said, 'Yes, Sir' (they all laugh).
Ronnie: If I wasn't doing music, I wouldn't be happy. At all.
Dave: In terms of how our playing is? Then no, we've definitely got a lot of improving to do. We've gotten a lot better in the last year since we started touring. Just getting the show a little more exciting to watch.
Dave: Not to the extent of having tonnes of pyrotecnics or anything, but you just want to live, like you want to be there. Like some bands
The Killers Awards
The Killers have been nominated for seven Grammy Awards, seven BRIT Awards,
nine Meteor Music Awards and twenty-four NME Awards. They are also the recipients of the ASCAP Vanguard Award.
The Killers have won four NME Awards for "Best International Band" in 2005, 2008, 2009, and 2013.
They have also received an award in the first NME Awards USA for "Best Band" in 2008.
The band has won a BRIT Award for "Best International Band" in 2006.
They also won "Best Rock Group" in the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2006.
To date, the band has received six nominations for "Best International Band" at the NME Awards,
three nominations for "Best International Group" at the BRIT Awards, and three nominations
for "Best Rock Group" at the MTV Europe Music Awards.