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.”