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Imploding the Mirage
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ReleasedAugust 21, 2020
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Length41:58
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The Killers chronology
Wonderful Wonderful
(2017)
Imploding the Mirage
(2020)
Singles from Imploding the Mirage
  1. "Caution"
    Released: March 12, 2020
  2. "Fire in Bone"
    Released: April 24, 2020
  3. "My Own Soul's Warning"
    Released: June 17, 2020
  4. "Dying Breed"
    Released: August 14, 2020

Imploding the Mirage is the sixth studio album by American rock band the Killers. It was released on August 21, 2020, by Island Records in the United States and internationally by EMI.[1][2] It is the band's first album without lead guitarist Dave Keuning, who has not toured or recorded with the Killers since he took an indefinite hiatus from the band in 2017. Guitar parts are covered by Killers bassist Mark Stoermer, producer Jonathan Rado, and a variety of guest musicians including Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac) and Adam Granduciel (The War on Drugs).[3]

The album was preceded by the lead single "Caution", released on March 12, 2020,[4] the second single "Fire in Bone",[5] released on April 24, 2020, the third single "My Own Soul's Warning" released on June 17, 2020,[6] and the fourth single "Dying Breed", released on August 14, 2020.

The band is planning a world tour in support of the album, although ticket sales have since been delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.[7]

Background

The band formally announced the album on social media on November 15, 2019. Frontman Brandon Flowers told NME that the band went to Utah to record part of the album as it was where Flowers "fell in love with music for the first time", also saying that it was "interesting to be there again and hear some of that music with the geography matching the sensation. Some of that stuff is starting to resurface and a lot of that had to do with synthesizer music. It's always been part of our DNA but it's definitely creeping up."[8]

Recording

Imploding the Mirage was recorded in various locations, including in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Park City, Utah, and produced by Canadian producer Shawn Everett, and Jonathan Rado of the band Foxygen. The duo pushed The Killers to think beyond what people might expect of them. Drummer Ronnie Vannucci noted: "It kind of felt uncomfortable in a really special way, I remember thinking, 'I don't know what's going to happen and I like it.'"[9]

The album is the band's first not to feature founding guitarist Dave Keuning, who took a step back from the band in a touring and recording capacity following the release of their previous studio album, Wonderful Wonderful (2017). Flowers and Vannucci reached out to Keuning to rejoin them in the studio to record Imploding the Mirage: "When we started working the schedule out, we asked [Dave] if it worked for him and he was like, 'Maybe, I don't know'. Well, we're going to go ahead and do this because we feel good and we feel creative. Let's strike. We didn't really hear from him, except when it came to making a video. He was like, 'If you guys want me in the video…' Well, I'm not sure that makes any sense either! Video? How about some guitar?"[9] Flowers elaborated: "He's just happy to be in San Diego and doesn't really want to venture out of there. If he comes for a week and we don't tap into the universe, that frustrates him a lot. He's kind of just spending time with his family and I think he's content doing that right now."[9] The following year, Keuning discussed his own reasons for not taking part in the recording sessions: "I just needed a break from everything. [Imploding the Mirage] was probably just as busy of a schedule as touring for ten or eleven months. That record took a long time to record. I feel like it took a year and a half. Only they would know, but I feel like it took a while. I just... we were kind of at a stalemate. [...] If it was recorded in San Diego, I probably could have been a part of it. I wasn’t ready to work out of Vegas or Utah for a year and a half."[10]

Bass guitarist Mark Stoermer, who has been on touring hiatus from the band since 2016, contributed both bass and guitar to the album. Regarding Stoermer's involvement, Vannucci noted: "Mark's awesome in so many ways. We'd tell [Dave and Mark], 'This is the schedule, we're renting a house for six months, come out, whenever you want, we're there every day'. Mark came out to the house one time and to Los Angeles and it was great. It was on his own terms and was very productive. He played bass on some songs, played guitar on some songs, and even though he wasn't in the room we'd send him mixes and he'd be involved."[9]

The album features contributions from Lindsey Buckingham ("Caution"),[1] k.d. lang ("Lightning Fields"), Weyes Blood ("My God"), Adam Granduciel from the War on Drugs ("Blowback"), Blake Mills ("Caution") and Lucius ("Caution" and "My God").[4]

Composition

Musically, Imploding the Mirage has been described as alternative rock,[11][12] synth-pop,[13][12] pop rock,[12][14] pop,[15] arena rock,[16] heartland rock,[16] new wave,[17] and synth-rock.[18]

After contributing to five songs on the band's fifth studio album, Wonderful Wonderful, Australian musician and songwriter Alex Cameron returned to co-write three tracks on Imploding the Mirage.

Artwork

The album cover is Dance of the Wind and Storm by American artist Thomas Blackshear.[19] The album's artwork was decided upon during the recording process and became a source of visual inspiration in the studio, with Flowers noting: "They just look like gods. I just started to see a path open up in what these two people could represent for me. We blew up terrible lo-res versions of them and stuck them up in the studio. I would go to them when I needed help with lyrics and when we needed help with sonics, or [to decide] which songs were making the record. [The artwork] became a member of the band. There are direct lines that will just take you to the painting."[9]

Promotion

Live performances

The Killers performed tracks from the album live for CBS This Morning, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and Good Morning America.[20][better source needed][21][22][23]

The band also appeared on the covers of NME and Music Week.[24][25]

Singles

The lead single, "Caution", was released on March 12, 2020, and reached number one on Billboard's Alternative Airplay and Rock Airplay charts.[26] The second single, "Fire in Bone", was released on April 24, 2020.[5] The third single, "My Own Soul's Warning", was released on June 17, 2020[6] and reached the top ten on Billlboard's Alternative Airplay and Rock Airplay charts and the fourth single, "Dying Breed", was released on August 14, 2020.[27]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Album of the Year75/100[28]
AnyDecentMusic?7.2/10[29]
Metacritic76/100[30]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[15]
Consequence of SoundB[31]
DIY4/5 stars[32]
Gigwise7/10 stars[33]
The Guardian3/5 stars[34]
The Independent3/5 stars[35]
The Irish Times3/5 stars[36]
The Line of Best Fit8.5/10[37]
NME5/5 stars[11]
Pitchfork7.4/10[18]

Imploding the Mirage received generally positive reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has a score of 76 out of 100, which indicates "generally favorable reviews" based on 22 reviews.[30] AllMusic's Neil Z. Yeung stated that "the Killers strike gold" on the album, writing that it is "more than just one of their best albums, but a triumphant and invigorated rut-reversal that shines with a hard-won confidence."[15] DIY's Sarah Jamieson called the album "rich and invigorating" and stated that it "proves they're still one of our most treasured bands for a reason".[32] Writing for NME, Mark Beaumont called the album "a raised fist to the future" and "another dazzling statement of ultra-modern pomp, and one arguably even more in step with new generations of alt-rock" in a five-star review.[11]

Accolades

PublicationAccoladeRankRef.
BillboardFans Favorite Rock Album of 2020
1
BillboardThe 25 Best Rock Albums of 2020: Staff Picks
21
NMEThe 50 best albums of 2020
19
MicFavorites albums of 2020
8
San Francisco ExaminerTop 10 rock albums of 2020
6
The SoundboardAlbums of the Year 2020
8
The Yorkshire PostAlbums of 2020
10
The Forty-FiveThe 45 best albums of 2020
21
Chorus.fmTop 30 Albums of 2020
26
Radio XThe best albums of 2020N/A
AllMusicFavorite Rock AlbumsN/A
The Sunday TimesThe best albums of 2020N/A
VultureThe Best Albums of 2020N/A
The Irish NewsBest albums of 2020N/A
Stacker100 best albums of 2020
53
Good Morning America50 best albums of 2020
38
NPRNPR Listeners Top Albums Of 2020
42
411ManiaThe Top 100 Albums of 2020
43
UPROXXIndiecastie's Comeback of the YearN/A
Everything Must SwingAlbums of the Year 2020N/A

Pitchfork ranked Caution the 94th best song of 2020.[58]

Uproxx listed My Own Soul's Warning as the 5th best song of 2020.[59] NME listed it as the 14th best song of 2020.[60]

Commercial performance

Imploding the Mirage debuted at number eight on the US Billboard 200 (and number one on the US Billboard Rock Albums chart), earning 37,000 album-equivalent units (including 30,000 pure album sales) in its first week.[61] In the United Kingdom, it debuted atop the UK Albums Chart with first-week sales of 50,391 copies, becoming the third fastest-selling album of the year so far (behind Lady Gaga's Chromatica and Kylie Minogue's Disco).[62][63] It also marks the Killers' sixth consecutive UK chart-topper and Flowers' eighth.[63] The album also topped the ARIA Albums Chart in Australia.[64]

Track listing

All tracks are produced by Jonathan Rado and Shawn Everett, except where noted.

Imploding the Mirage track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."My Own Soul's Warning"Brandon Flowers 4:34
2."Blowback"
 3:59
3."Dying Breed" 4:05
4."Caution"
 4:29
5."Lightning Fields" (featuring k.d. lang)
  • Flowers
  • Vannucci
  • Everett
  • Rado
 4:18
6."Fire in Bone"
  • Everett
  • Price
  • Rado
3:53
7."Running Towards a Place"
  • Rechtshaid
  • Everett
  • Rado
4:13
8."My God" (featuring Weyes Blood)
 3:38
9."When the Dreams Run Dry"
  • Flowers
  • Rado
  • Cameron
 4:42
10."Imploding the Mirage"
  • Flowers
  • Rado
 4:07
Total length:41:58
Deluxe edition bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."C'est La Vie"
  • Flowers
  • Rado
  • Everett
  • Cameron
  • Guy Wood
  • Robert Mellin
  • Dino Geangelo
  • Stoermer
3:05
12."Caution (Wasatch Style)"
  • Flowers
  • Stoermer
  • Vannucci
  • Cameron
  • Everett
  • Rado
3:17
13."Blowback (Acoustic)"
  • Flowers
  • Everett
  • Rado
  • Vannucci
3:29
Total length:51:49

Notes

Personnel

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Imploding the Mirage.[65]

Studios

  • Subtle McNugget Studios (Los Angeles) – recording, mixing (all tracks)
  • Electro-Vox Recording Studios (Los Angeles) – recording (all tracks)
  • Battle Born Studios (Las Vegas) – recording (all tracks)
  • Effie Street Studios (Los Angeles) – mixing (tracks 1, 3, 7, 10)
  • Assault and Battery 1 (London) – mixing (track 3)
  • Ariel's Studio – mixing (track 3)
  • The Lodge (New York City) – mastering (all tracks)

The Killers

  • Brandon Flowers – vocals (all tracks); synth (tracks 1–8, 10); organ (tracks 1, 5); glockenspiel (track 1); marimba synth (track 9); guitar (track 10)
  • Ronnie Vannucci Jr. – drums (all tracks); percussion (tracks 1, 4); guitar (tracks 6, 7); timpani (tracks 8, 10); marimba (track 10)
  • Mark Stoermer – guitar (tracks 3, 4, 7, 9); bass (track 4); E-Bow (track 5); bass VI (track 6)

Additional musicians

  • Bobby Lee Parker – guitar (track 1)
  • Jonathan Rado – bass (tracks 1–3, 5, 7, 9, 10); organ, cello (track 1); guitar (tracks 1, 5, 7, 10); string synth (tracks 1, 4, 6, 7); piano (tracks 1–3, 7, 10); slide guitar (tracks 2–4); acoustics (tracks 2, 6); E-Bow (tracks 2, 3, 9); harmonica (tracks 2, 3, 6, 10); 12-string (tracks 3, 7); celeste (track 3); acoustic guitar (tracks 3, 4, 8, 9); synth (tracks 3, 9, 10); drones (track 4); Emulator, horns, bagpipes (track 5); Fairlight (tracks 6, 8); fretless bass (track 8); Linn (track 9); marimba, vibraphone (track 10)
  • Rob Moose – strings (track 1)
  • Roger Joseph Manning Jr. – keys (track 1)
  • Brian D'Addario – acoustic guitar (track 1)
  • Shawn Everett – programming (track 2); drones (track 3); Emulator (track 9)
  • Natalie Mering – outro vocals (track 2); additional vocals (track 5); bridge vocals (track 8); vocals (track 10)
  • Adam Granduciel – keys, FX manipulation (track 2)
  • Lindsey Buckingham – guitar (track 4)
  • Blake Mills – guitar, bass, bass VI (track 4)
  • Lucius – background vocals (tracks 4, 8)
  • k.d. lang – vocals (track 5)
  • Drew Erickson – piano (track 5); strings (track 8)
  • Stuart Price – synths, guitar, bass (track 6)
  • Benji Lysaght – guitar (track 7)
  • Ariel Rechtshaid – guitar, bass, Linn (track 7)
  • Tommy King – synth, pan flute (track 7)

Technical

  • Jonathan Rado – production (all tracks)
  • Shawn Everett – production, recording, mixing (all tracks)
  • Ivan Wayman – engineering (tracks 1, 2, 4–10)
  • Robert Root – engineering (tracks 1, 2, 4–10)
  • Ariel Rechtshaid – mixing (tracks 1, 3, 7); production (track 7)
  • Dave Shiffman – mixing (tracks 3, 7)
  • Flood – mixing (track 3)
  • Stuart Price – production (track 6)
  • Alan Moulder – mixing (track 10)
  • Emily Lazar – mastering (all tracks)

Artwork

  • Brandon Flowers – art direction
  • Joe Spix – art direction, design
  • Sandy Brummels – art direction
  • Thomas Blackshear II – paintings

Charts

Certifications

RegionCertificationCertified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[93]Silver60,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

See also

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Veröffentlichungen von The Killers die im OTRS erhältlich sind/waren:

Imploding The Mirage ¦ Sawdust ¦ Battle Born ¦ Direct Hits ¦ Live From The Royal Albert Hall ¦ Hot Fuss ¦ Wonderful Wonderful

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Allgemeine Informationen
Genre(s)Indie-Rock, Pop-Rock, Post-Punk, Alternative Rock
Gründung2001
Websitewww.thekillersmusic.com
Aktuelle Besetzung
Brandon Flowers
Dave Brent Keuning
Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (seit 2002)
Bass, Rhythmusgitarre, Hintergrundgesang
Mark Stoermer (seit 2002)
Ehemalige Mitglieder
Schlagzeug, Perkussion
Matthew Norcross
Bass, Hintergrundgesang
Dell Neal
Schlagzeug, Perkussion
Brian Havens
Ersatzmusiker
Keyboard, Rhythmusgitarre, Leadgitarre, Hintergrundgesang
Ted Sablay (2006–2007, 2010–2011)
Keyboard, Rhythmusgitarre, Leadgitarre, Violine, Hintergrundgesang
Ray Suen (2008–2010)
Saxophon, Hintergrundgesang
Tommy Marth (2008–2010; † 23. April 2012)
Perkussion, Hintergrundgesang
Rob Whited (seit 2006)
Rhythmusgitarre, Leadgitarre, Bass, Keyboard, Hintergrundgesang
Jake Blanton (seit 2011)
Leadgitarre, Rhythmusgitarre, Keyboard, Hintergrundgesang
Brian Karscig (2016)
Leadgitarre
Taylor Milne (seit 2017)
Keyboard, Rhythmusgitarre
Robbie Connolly (seit 2017)
Hintergrundgesang
Erica Canales (seit 2017)
Hintergrundgesang
Danielle Withers (seit 2017)
Hintergrundgesang
Amanda Brown (seit 2017)

The Killers sind eine amerikanische Rockband aus Las Vegas, Nevada, die 2001 gegründet wurde. Der Name stammt von einer gleichnamigen fiktiven Band aus dem Musikvideo zum Song Crystal von New Order.

Geschichte

Gründung (2001–2002)

Dave Keuning setzte eine Annonce in eine Zeitung, in der er um Mitglieder für eine neue Band warb. Brandon Flowers sah diese Annonce und entschloss sich, seine alte Band namens Response Blush zu verlassen und etwas Neues zu beginnen. Flowers und Keuning verband, dass sie beide Fans der Band Oasis sind. So ließen sie sich schon bei ihrer ersten Single Mr. Brightside von dieser Band inspirieren. Später kamen die anderen beiden Bandmitglieder Ronnie Vannucci und Mark Stoermer durch Castings hinzu.

Hot Fuss (2003–2006)

The Killers veröffentlichten ihr Album Hot Fuss im Juni 2004 in Großbritannien mit , und in den USA mit Island Records. Schon Hot Fuss erhielt 4× Platin. Die Single-Auskopplungen dieses Albums sind Mr. Brightside, welches sofort die Top 10 in Großbritannien erreichte, All These Things That I’ve Done und Somebody Told Me.

Der Song All These Things That I’ve Done wird am Ende des Filmes Mord und Margaritas gespielt.

Sam’s Town (2006–2007)

Sam’s Town, das zweite Album der Band, erreichte in den USA in der ersten Woche Platz 2 der Charts, in Großbritannien stieg es in den Albumcharts auf Platz 1 neu ein. Es wurde von den Werken von U2, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty und anderen beeinflusst.[1][2] Der Name bezieht sich auf Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, ein Hotel mit Casino in Las Vegas, der Heimatstadt der Band. Die mit einem Bikini bekleidete Frau auf dem Cover der CD ist Sängerin und Model Felice LaZae.

Bei den BRIT Awards gewannen sie am 14. Februar 2007 die Auszeichnung sowohl als beste internationale Band als auch mit Sam’s Town für das beste internationale Album.

Laut eigener Aussage sind die Killers von Queen, U2, New Order und Muse beeinflusst worden, denen sie ihren Preis bei den EMAs fürs beste Rockalbum widmeten. Das macht sich ebenfalls bei der Auswahl der Produzenten bemerkbar, denn The Killers haben bei der Arbeit an ihrem zweiten Album Verstärkung bei Flood und Alan Moulder geholt, die schon oft mit U2 zusammengearbeitet haben.

Außerdem führte im Video zu All These Things That I’ve Done Anton Corbijn Regie, der für seine visuellen Ergebnisse besonders bei U2 bekannt ist. Für den Videoclip zu Bones konnte 2006 Tim Burton als Regisseur gewonnen werden.[3]

Eine Remix-Version von Mr. Brightside kommt im deutschen Film Keinohrhasen vor. Im Film Liebe braucht keine Ferien wird der Song an einer Stelle von Cameron Diaz gesungen. Auf dem Album Disco 4 der Pet Shop Boys befindet sich zudem ein PSB-Remix von Read My Mind, der mit zusätzlichen Vocals von Neil Tennant erweitert wurde.

The Killers coverten auch mehrere Bands und Sänger, wie zum Beispiel von Joy Division Shadowplay, von Dire Straits Romeo and Juliet oder von Morrissey Why Don’t You Find Out for Yourself. Des Weiteren gab es auch eine Coverversion von Helter Skelter der Beatles, gemeinsam mit den Vines.

Sawdust (2007–2008)

Ihr drittes Album Sawdust enthält B-Seiten der vorhergegangenen Singles, Raritäten und neue Songs. Es wurde im November 2007 veröffentlicht. Die erste Single des Albums, , die in Zusammenarbeit mit Lou Reed entstand, kam bereits im Oktober 2007 auf den Markt.

Day & Age (2008–2010)

Im November 2008 erschien ihr drittes Studioalbum mit dem Titel Day & Age. Produzent war Stuart Price. Die erste Single Human war ursprünglich schon für Sawdust geplant.

Heute sind The Killers in Amerika und Europa eine erfolgreiche Rockband bei Island Records. Sie feierten große Erfolge durch Singles wie Human, Somebody Told Me oder auch All These Things That I’ve Done. Letztere wurde 2008 in einem Werbespot für Nike verwendet, der Titel Human im Jahr 2009 in einem Werbespot von Sky Deutschland. Für The World We Live In stand ursprünglich ein Veröffentlichungstermin in Deutschland an, der jedoch wieder zurückgenommen worden ist. In den USA ist anstelle von letzterem Titel A Dustland Fairytale erschienen. Shadowplay aus dem Album Sawdust wurde 2009 von Dior in einem Werbespot verwendet.[4]

Pause (2010–2011)

Im Januar 2010 gaben The Killers bekannt, dass sie nach den letzten Konzerten der „Day & Age“-Tour eine längere Pause einlegen wollen. Sie müssten sich nach sechs Jahren, die sie fast nur in Sachen Band unterwegs waren, erholen, wie Gitarrist Keuning mitteilte. Diese Pause solle aber nicht die Trennung von The Killers bedeuten.[5]

Brandon Flowers nutzte diese Zeit, um an einem Soloalbum zu arbeiten, das den Namen Flamingo trug und am 3. September 2010 erschien.[6] Auch Mark Stoermer und Ronnie Vannucci veröffentlichten während der Auszeit der Band mit Another Life und Big Talk eigene Soloalben.

Wie bereits in den vorangegangenen Jahren erschien auch im Dezember 2010 ein Weihnachtssong. Der Erlös der Single Boots kommt wohltätigen Zwecken zugute.[7] Beim Lollapalooza Festival 2011 in Chile feierten The Killers ihr Live-Comeback.[8] Ebenfalls für einen wohltätigen Zweck wurde im Dezember 2011 die (RED) Christmas EP veröffentlicht.

Battle Born (2012)

Im September 2012 erschien das vierte Studioalbum der Killers. Es wurde am 14. September 2012 in Deutschland veröffentlicht.[9] Es ist laut der Band stilistisch nicht an Day & Age angelehnt, sondern ist gitarrenlastiger.[10] Der Titel lautet Battle Born in Anspielung auf die harte Seite des American Way of Life.[11]

“In a sense, all Americans are battle born. Our ancestors came here for something better.”

Brandon Flowers: rekwired.com[12]

Runaways ist die erste Singleauskopplung aus dem Album und war am 10. Juli 2012 zum ersten Mal in verschiedenen amerikanischen Radiosendern zu hören.[13]

Am 11. November 2012 traten The Killers bei den MTV Europe Music Awards 2012 in Frankfurt am Main auf[14] und am 10. November 2013 bei den MTV Europe Music Awards 2013 in Amsterdam.

Am 22. September 2017 erschien das nunmehr fünfte Studioalbum unter dem Titel Wonderful Wonderful.

Aktivismus und Philanthropie

Die Band spielte auf Einladung des US-Präsidenten Barack Obama am 4. Juli 2010 vor dem Weißen Haus als Teil der Feierlichkeiten zum amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitstag, was Flowers als eine „monumentale Ehre“ bezeichnete.[15] Flowers, Keuning und Stoermer spielten auch bei einer Wahlkampfveranstaltung am 8. Juli 2010 in Nevada für Obama und den Mehrheitsführer des US-Senats Harry Reid, der wiedergewählt werden sollte.[16]

Seit dem Jahr 2006 haben die Killers jährliche Weihnachts-Singles und -videos veröffentlicht zur Unterstützung der Hilfsorganisation Product Red und ihres Engagements gegen AIDS, Tuberkulose und Malaria.[17]

Diskografie

Studioalben

JahrTitelHöchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartplatzierungenChartplatzierungen[18]
(Jahr, Titel, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
Anmerkungen
DE DEAT ATCH CHUK UKUS USRock 
2004Hot FussDE75
Gold
Gold

(6 Wo.)DE
AT60
(7 Wo.)AT
CH48
(26 Wo.)CH
UK1
Siebenfachplatin
×7
Siebenfachplatin

(254 Wo.)UK
US7
Dreifachplatin
×3
Dreifachplatin

(98 Wo.)US
22
(8 Wo.)Rock
Erstveröffentlichung: 7. Juni 2004
Verkäufe: 7.000.000[19]
2006Sam’s TownDE6
Gold
Gold

(19 Wo.)DE
AT5
(15 Wo.)AT
CH9
(8 Wo.)CH
UK1
Fünffachplatin
×5
Fünffachplatin

(126 Wo.)UK
US2
Platin
Platin

(42 Wo.)US
2
(31 Wo.)Rock
Erstveröffentlichung: 3. Oktober 2006
Verkäufe: 5.000.000[20]
2008Day & AgeDE8
Platin
Platin

(30 Wo.)DE
AT9
Gold
Gold

(20 Wo.)AT
CH4
Gold
Gold

(21 Wo.)CH
UK1
Vierfachplatin
×4
Vierfachplatin

(70 Wo.)UK
US6
Gold
Gold

(42 Wo.)US
2
(20 Wo.)Rock
Erstveröffentlichung: 24. November 2008
Verkäufe: 3.000.000[21]
2012Battle BornDE2
(8 Wo.)DE
AT3
(7 Wo.)AT
CH2
(9 Wo.)CH
UK1
Platin
Platin

(26 Wo.)UK
US3
(18 Wo.)US
1
(18 Wo.)Rock
Erstveröffentlichung: 17. September 2012
Verkäufe: 1.000.000[21]
2017Wonderful WonderfulDE8
(3 Wo.)DE
AT10
(3 Wo.)AT
CH8
(4 Wo.)CH
UK1
Gold
Gold

(21 Wo.)UK
US1
(5 Wo.)US
1
(8 Wo.)Rock
Erstveröffentlichung: 22. September 2017
Verkäufe: 100.000
2020Imploding the MirageDE6
(4 Wo.)DE
AT4
(3 Wo.)AT
CH2
(5 Wo.)CH
UK1
Silber
Silber

(10 Wo.)UK
US8
(… Wo.)US
1
(… Wo.)Rock
Erstveröffentlichung: 21. August 2020
Verkäufe: 60.000

grau schraffiert: keine Chartdaten aus diesem Jahr verfügbar

Auszeichnungen

  • ASCAP Awards
    • 2010: in der Kategorie „Vanguard Award“
  • Brit Awards
    • 2007: in der Kategorie „Best International Group“
    • 2007: in der Kategorie „Best International Album“ (Sam’s Town)
  • International Dance Music Awards
    • 2009: in der Kategorie „Best Alternative/Rock Dance Track“ (Human)
  • Meteor Ireland Music Awards
    • 2005: in der Kategorie „Best Live Performance Visiting Act“
  • MTV Europe Music Awards
  • MTV u Woodie Awards
    • 2004: in der Kategorie „The Breaking Woodie (Best Emerging Artist)“
  • MTV Video Music Awards
  • MuchMusic Video Awards
    • 2005: in der Kategorie „Best International Video - Group“ (Mr. Brightside)
  • NARM Awards
    • 2005: in der Kategorie „Pop/Rock Breakout Artist of the Year“
  • NME Awards (UK)
    • 2005: in der Kategorie „Best International Band“
    • 2007: in der Kategorie „Best Video“ (Bones)
    • 2008: in der Kategorie „Best International Band“
    • 2009: in der Kategorie „Best International Band“
    • 2013: in der Kategorie "Best International Band"
  • NME Awards (USA)
    • 2008: in der Kategorie „Best Band“
    • 2008: in der Kategorie „Best Track“ (Tranquilize)
  • Q Awards
    • 2006: in der Kategorie „Best Video“ (When You Were Young)
  • World Music Awards
    • 2005: in der Kategorie „World’s Best Selling New Group“

Literatur

  • Laura Dozier: The Killers. Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf Verlag, Berlin 2006, ISBN 3-89602-719-0.

Weblinks

Commons: The Killers – Sammlung von Bildern, Videos und Audiodateien

Quellen

  1. playlouder.com (Memento des Originals vom 25. Oktober 2006 im Internet Archive)  Info: Der Archivlink wurde automatisch eingesetzt und noch nicht geprüft. Bitte prüfe Original- und Archivlink gemäß Anleitung und entferne dann diesen Hinweis.@1@2
  2. angryape.com (Memento des Originals vom 18. März 2012 im Internet Archive)  Info: Der Archivlink wurde automatisch eingesetzt und noch nicht geprüft. Bitte prüfe Original- und Archivlink gemäß Anleitung und entferne dann diesen Hinweis.@1@2
  3. intro.de: Killers ft. Tim Burton. Skeletons, Darkness and some Romance. (Memento des Originals vom 30. September 2007 im Internet Archive)  Info: Der Archivlink wurde automatisch eingesetzt und noch nicht geprüft. Bitte prüfe Original- und Archivlink gemäß Anleitung und entferne dann diesen Hinweis.@1@2
  4. Dior Webseite: Enter > EXTRAS > MUSIQUE > ECOUTER SHADOWPLAW (Memento vom 10. April 2010 im Internet Archive)
  5. The Killers beenden ihre Band-Pause – Neues Album heißt "Battle Born". Der Westen, 11. Juli 2012, abgerufen am 8. März 2013.
  6. The Killers’ Brandon Flowers confirms solo album release. NME Online Magazine, abgerufen am 17. Mai 2010.
  7. The Killers:Boots. Financial Times-Online, abgerufen am 2. Januar 2011.
  8. The Killers headlinen Lollapalooza Chile. (Nicht mehr online verfügbar.) Lollapalooza, archiviert vom Original am 12. Mai 2013; abgerufen am 28. Januar 2011.  Info: Der Archivlink wurde automatisch eingesetzt und noch nicht geprüft. Bitte prüfe Original- und Archivlink gemäß Anleitung und entferne dann diesen Hinweis.@1@2
  9. digijunkies.de
  10. Bringen the Killers 2012 ein neues Album. Universal Music, abgerufen am 28. März 2012.
  11. The Killers reveal Battle Born Album Trailer. (Nicht mehr online verfügbar.) Ehemals im Original; abgerufen am 13. Juni 2012.@1@2 (Seite nicht mehr abrufbar, Suche in Webarchiven Info: Der Link wurde automatisch als defekt markiert. Bitte prüfe den Link gemäß Anleitung und entferne dann diesen Hinweis.
  12. rekwired.com
  13. backstageol.com
  14. de.mtvema.com
  15. The Killers to play special July 4 concert at the White House. In: NME.COM. Abgerufen am 23. August 2016 (britisches Englisch).
  16. Harry Reid: The Killers Perform Nevada’s State Song "Home Means Nevada". 19. Oktober 2010, abgerufen am 23. August 2016.
  17. Dirt Sledding: The Killers 10th Annual Christmas Single for (RED) Featuring Ryan Pardey & Richard Dreyfuss – (RED). (Nicht mehr online verfügbar.) In: red.org. Archiviert vom Original am 8. Dezember 2015; abgerufen am 23. August 2016.  Info: Der Archivlink wurde automatisch eingesetzt und noch nicht geprüft. Bitte prüfe Original- und Archivlink gemäß Anleitung und entferne dann diesen Hinweis.@1@2
  18. Chartquellen: DE AT CH UK US
  19. Rae Alexandra: Hate the Killers? Here's Why You Shouldn't. In: SF Weeky. 5. Dezember 2012, abgerufen am 12. Mai 2019 (englisch).
  20. Brittany Hodak: The Killers Celebrate 'Sam's Town' Anniversary With Vegas Extravaganza, Vinyl Reissue. In: Forbes. 31. August 2016, abgerufen am 12. Mai 2019 (englisch).
  21. a b Chase Hunt: Brandon Flowers of The Killers confident band will record another album. In: AXS. 9. Mai 2015, abgerufen am 12. Mai 2019 (englisch).

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