The Killers show off their private jet , talk about their upcoming show at Wembley & more

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The band are currently in the middle of a run of European and UK shows

The Killers have given fans a peek at their rock’n’roll lifestyle by showing off pictures of their private jet.

The band’s bass player Mark Stoermer posted the above photograph of their private jet on Instagram earlier today (June 25), alongside the caption, “Off we go”. The band now play a number of European dates, before heading back to the UK to head up T In The Park festival next month.

On Saturday (June 22) The Killers rushed from their triumphant Wembley Stadium gig to play a tiny club show at The Garage in Islington, north London. The show, announced at 8pm [BST] via Twitter, saw the band play 40 minutes of rarities and hits to a crowd of 800, having raced across town from playing to 70,000, where they played a brand new track, ‘Wembley Song’, written especially for the show.

The aforementioned ‘Wembley Song’ traced The Killers’ career “from Dave’s apartment to Wembley”, comically noting that early singles left us confused to find that the band were from Vegas “when you were sure it must be Sheffield or Camden”. The song also listed bands that had played at Wembley previously, including Green Day, with Brandon admitting, “I said some shit, but that was the old me.” You can watch fan-shot footage of the band playing the song below.

The Killers have worked with Anthony Gonzalez of M83 on a new song, the band said in an interview.

Speaking ahead of their huge headline date at Wembley Stadium, drummer Ronnie Vannucci revealed that The Killers are working on new music and have recorded a new song with Anthony Gonzalez of M83.

“Not just demos,” he confirms. “Real recordings. I mean, you never know what it’s gonna be, I guess. But we have our engineer, and we’re working with a couple of surprise guests, in the producer capacity. Some of it is sounding really cool. We can be guilty of making things so ornate, and sometimes that’s a bad thing. So I always have conversations with Brandon about working from a smaller palate, simplifying things. If these new tracks develop a theme, a common thread, then that could be the start of something.”

Vannucci admits that the Wembley gig is the pinnacle in the Las Vegas band’s career. “Without wanting to sound like a total cheese-dick,” the drummer says, “this gig is the culmination of a lot of hopes and dreams and aspirations. Back in the early days, when we were in my garage playing ‘Jenny Was a Friend of Mine’, I remember thinking — I may even have said it out loud — ‘We’ll play this shit at Wembley Stadium one day’. Now, it’s like we get to join that echelon.”

The Killers headline Wembley Stadium this Saturday, June 22. Last weekend the band headlined the Isle of Wight festival, appearing on the same bill as Bon Jovi, The Stones Roses, Bloc Party and The Maccabees. Slipping a cover of The Beatles ‘When I’m Sixty-Four’ into their career spanning set, The Killers also performed a number of fan favourites including ‘Mr Brightside’ and ‘Human’.

Also, Brandon Flowers has revealed that he is planning to release a second solo album once The Killers have finished touring their latest album ‘Battle Born’.

The frontman of the Las Vegas band released his first solo album, ‘Flamingo’, in 2010.  He is already planning a follow-up. Talking about his plans for the future, Flowers revealed: “I’m definitely gonna do another solo record at some point. ‘Flamingo’ wasn’t just me dipping my toes in the water. I really loved it. It was successful, and that helps, but I love those songs and I miss singing them. It wasn’t something I had totally planned on, but I’m always writing songs, and I think — or I hope — that I’m always gonna have that. So what else am I supposed to do with myself?”

Guitarist Mark Stoemer reveals that he is “nervous” ahead of the band’s huge Wembley Stadium gig this Saturday (June 22). “I don’t get nervous for any show,” says the tousle-haired guitarist, “but if I think about this one too much, I might. We’ve seen other bands play there, and we’ve talked about it in terms of when we might be able to do it ourselves. But I don’t think I realised just how big it was. Not too many bands have done it. It’s pretty amazing when you think about where we started, all the different venues we’ve played in London. But this is the peak. This is Mount Everest.”

The Killers rush from Wembley sold out gig to play tiny London club show – Listen to new song!

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The Killers @ Wembley 2013 .

The Killers rushed from their triumphant Wembley Stadium debut gig to play a tiny club show at The Garage club in Islington, London last night (June 22).

The Garage show, announced at 8pm via Twitter, saw the band play 40 minutes of rarities and hits to a packed crowd of 800, having raced across town from playing to 70,000 fans at Wembley, where they played a brand new track, ‘Wembley Song’, written specially for the show.

The Wembley gig began with ‘Enterlude’, with frontman Brandon Flowers solo at the piano, then – as at the Isle Of Wight festival last weekend where they opened with ‘Mr Brightside’ – the band launched into one of their major hits, this time ‘When You Were Young’. It kicked off a celebratory set full of fireworks and glitter cannons that included covers of Joy Division’s ‘Shadowplay’ and ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’, made famous by Girls Aloud and Tiffany but originally by Ritchie Cordell – “tonight we’re stealing it back,” Brandon said.

The aforementioned ‘Wembley Song’ traced The Killers’ career “from Dave’s apartment to Wembley”, comically noting that early singles left us confused to find that the band were from Vegas “when you were sure it must be Sheffield or Camden”. The song also listed bands that had played at Wembley previously, including Green Day, with Brandon admitting, “I said some shit, but that was the old me”. You can watch fan-shot footage of the band playing the song below.

The Killers played:

‘Enterlude’
‘When You Were Young’
‘Spaceman’
‘The Way It Was’
‘Smile Like You Mean It’
‘This River Is Wild’
‘Bling (Confessions of a King)’
‘Shadowplay ‘
‘Miss Atomic Bomb’
‘Human’
‘Somebody Told Me’
‘I Think We’re Alone Now’
‘Here With Me’
‘For Reasons Unknown’
‘From Here On Out’
‘A Dustland Fairytale’
‘Wembley Song’
‘Read My Mind’
‘Runaways’
‘All These Things That I’ve Done’
‘Flesh And Bone’
‘Jenny Was a Friend of Mine’
‘Battle Born’
‘Mr Brightside’

The Killers then rushed to The Garage club in Islington where they took the stage at 1.40am to play a 40-minute set which included a smattering of rarely-played songs before rolling out the hits.

The Killers played:

‘Change Your Mind’
‘Under The Gun’
‘Tranquilize’
‘Read My Mind’
‘Losing Touch’
‘I Think We’re Alone Now’
‘Runaways’
‘When You Were Young’
‘Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll’
‘Mr Brightside’
‘All These Things That I’ve Done’

Alter Bridge – European Tour 2013 Dates

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Alter Bridge

Thu 24th Oct – PARIS FR Zenith

Fri 25th Oct – BRUSSELS BE AB

Sun 27th Oct – BERLIN DE Huxleys

Mon 28th Oct – COPENHAGEN DK Vega

Tue 29th Oct – STOCKHOLM SE Arenan

Sun 3rd Nov – AMSTERDAM NL Heineken Music Hall

Mon 4th Nov – DUSSELDORF DE Mitsubishi Electric Halle

Tue 5th Nov – WIESBADEN DE Schlachthof

Thu 7th Nov – VIENNA AT Gasometer

Fri 8th Nov – MUNICH DE Kesselhaus

Sat 9th Nov – ZURICH CH Hallenstadion

Mon 11th Nov – ROME IT Atlantico

Tue 12th Nov – MILAN IT Mediolanum Forum

Thu 14th Nov – BARCELONA ES Razzmatazz2

Fri 15th Nov – MADRID ES Arena

Sat 16th Nov – LISBON PT Coliseum

Alter Bridge Announce UK Arena Tour Dates – 2013

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Alter Bridge 2013 UK Tour Announcement

The band return to the UK for the first time since 2011 

They tour in October with special guests Shinedown and Halestorm

 Alter Bridge  announced they will be returning to the UK for a six-date arena tour this October. The upcoming tour marks the band’s first time back in the UK since November 2011. In the interim, guitarist Mark Tremonti released his debut solo record All I Was, singer/guitarist Myles Kennedy returned fronting Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, and drummer Scott Phillips teamed up with friends in Sevendust to form Projected.  Alter Bridge toured extensively in support of their last album ABIII, released in 2010.  That tour was immortalized in the band’s now legendary sold-out performance at London’s Wembley Arena in November 2011 and released as the Alter Bridge: Live At Wembley DVD. Currently, the band – completed by bassist Brian Marshall – are hard at work writing/recording their new album, set for release via Roadrunner Records in September.

Frontman Myles Kennedy  said that he is “thrilled to be returning to the UK with Shinedown and Halestorm later this year.  I’m looking forward to reconnecting with that part of the world that embraced Alter Bridge from the start.”

UK Tour Dates

Wed 16th Oct – NOTTINGHAM Arena

Thu 17th Oct – BIRMINGHAM NIA

Fri 18th Oct – LONDON Wembley Arena

Sun 20th Oct – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena

Mon 21st Oct – GLASGOW Hydro

Tue 22nd Oct – MANCHESTER Arena