The Killers To Release Fourth Album ‘Battle Born’ September 18th

The Killers

The Killers will be releasing their fourth studio album ‘Battle Born’ on September 18th worldwide via Island Records. The project is the follow-up to the Las Vegas rock band’s 2008 album Day & Age. The album’s first single ‘Runaways’ can be heard via YouTube below.

‘Battle Born’ is named after the words emblazoned on the Nevada state flag and is also the name of the band’s recording studio. The Killers will be playing select dates in support of Battle Born throughout 2012.

Brandon Flowers: Bandmates Understand Why I’m Doing Solo Album

Brandon Flowers

In an interview with Radio 1 host Zane Lowe, Brandon Flowers confirmed that The Killers are set to head back into the studio begin work on the follow-up to their third album ‘Day & Age’. “The guys have heard it and they understand why I’m doing it,” Brandon said about his debut solo album ‘Flamingo’. “I’m already talking to them about when we’re going to get into the studio again.”

Brandon confessed it was “weird” recording an album without the band. “Without the union and The Killers and that way of doing things and friendship,” he explained. “I had fun making the record but that brotherhood didn’t exist. At times it was a little bit lonely.”

Brandon Flowers Backstage At V Festival 2009

NME spoke with Brandon Flowers backstage at V Festival 2009 in Staffordshire. The Killers singer talked about the band’s show the prior night in Chelmsford, performing the 50/50 version of ‘Smile Like You Mean It’, being anxious to switch things up with arrangements on new music, being lazy with the long planned covers album, being sentimental about wrapping up the tour, and his children. Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Ronnie Vannucci Jr. Backstage With Q101 At Lollapalooza 2009

Tim Virgin of Chicago’s Q101 interviewed Ronnie Vannucci Jr. of The Killers at Lollapalooza 2009 earlier this month. The drummer discussed the function of doing interviews at gigs, the importance of radio, being lucky as a band, zoning out for a least a week when he returns home from the road, and what’s up on their schedule. Watch it via the station’s YouTube channel below.

Follow The Killers On Stage At T In The Park 2009

The Killers

NME captured what it’s like to walk on stage with The Killers at T In The Park 2009 in Scotland. At one point, Ronnie Vannucci Jr. confesses, “I mean, I don’t know how I feel about playing after Jane’s Addiction. I grew up with these guys.” Watch it via YouTube below the cut. (more…)

Brandon Flowers Backstage At The Hyde Park Festival

Brandon Flowers talked with NME backstage at The Killers headlining show at the Hyde Park Festival in London, England. The frontman said having three albums under their belt made the setlist a lot easier, looking forward to ‘When You Were Young’ ever night, never having a show where he hasn’t made a mistake on the keyboards, not knowing whether plans for a covers album will actually pan out, and advice to write big choruses. Watch the interview via YouTube below.

The Killers Backstage At Hard Rock Calling

The Killers

The Killers headlined the Friday night at Hard Rock Calling and completely rocked the joint. Moments before the show, Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. talked to Absolute Radio’s Ben Jones about nerves before a show, what ‘Human’ is all about, rumors of a covers album, collecting musical memorabilia, still feeling like beginners in the musical game, and a message to their loyal UK fans. Watch the interview below.

On TV: The Killers, Mastodon, Kings Of Leon

Jared and Matthew Followill of Kings of Leon

Rock acts on television this week include:

The Killers, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ (CBS) on Monday.

Cold War Kids, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ (NBC) on Tuesday.

Airborne Toxic Event, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Thursday.

The Decemberists, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Thursday.

Mastodon, who perform on ‘The Late Show’ (CBS) on Friday.

Kings of Leon, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show’ (NBC) on Friday.

The All-American Rejects, who perform on ‘The Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ (CBS) on Friday.

Green Day, who are musical guest on ‘Saturday Night Live’ (NBC).

On TV: The Killers, Ida Maria

The Killers

Rock acts on television this week include:

The Killers, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Monday.

Ida Maria, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show’ (NBC) on Tuesday.