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Wonderful Wonderful
A hand holding a shell on a beach
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 22, 2017 (2017-09-22)
RecordedSeptember 2016 – May 2017
Studio
Genre
Length43:00
LabelIsland
Producer
The Killers chronology
Don't Waste Your Wishes
(2016)
Wonderful Wonderful
(2017)
Imploding the Mirage
(2020)
Singles from Wonderful Wonderful
  1. "The Man"
    Released: June 14, 2017
  2. "Run for Cover"
    Released: September 8, 2017
  3. "Rut"
    Released: December 9, 2017

Wonderful Wonderful is the fifth studio album by American rock band the Killers. It was released on September 22, 2017, by Island Records.[4] It is their first studio album in five years, since Battle Born (2012), and their fifth consecutive studio album to top the UK Albums Chart. It is also their first album to top the Billboard 200, moving 118,000 album-equivalent units in its first week. Wonderful Wonderful was the Killers' final album to feature lead guitarist Dave Keuning until Pressure Machine, which was released on August 13, 2021.[5][6]

Background

Brandon Flowers revealed in May 2015 that he and Dave Keuning were exchanging ideas for the Killers' fifth studio album. The four members reconvened in October 2015, a few months earlier than originally planned.[7] The band began working on the album at their own Battle Born Studios and also rented houses in Joshua Tree National Park and San Diego. They briefly recorded with Ryan Tedder and other producers in Los Angeles before beginning to work with Jacknife Lee, who had been recommended to them by U2 frontman Bono. Lee worked with the band between September 2016 and May 2017 at his home studio in Topanga, California, and at National SouthWestern Recording studios in Las Vegas, Nevada.[8] Lee produced all tracks on the album alongside the Killers, with additional production by Erol Alkan on "The Man" and Stuart Price on "Out of My Mind".

In May 2016, it was announced that bassist Mark Stoermer would take an extended break from touring with the band. However, he continued work on the album, forging many of the tracks alongside Flowers. "He stopped touring with us and it ended up being a blessing for the band. He was much more eager to go to the studio, he felt like he had a monkey off his back, he really contributed a lot to this record."[9][10] Keuning also announced a hiatus from touring in August 2017, shortly after the album's recording, although he would remain a member of the band.[11][12]

After celebrating the 10th anniversary of their second album Sam's Town by holding a few concerts, Flowers realized they wanted to make an actual record and not just "slap a bunch of songs together". He stated Wonderful Wonderful is the closest thing they have done to their 2006 album.[13] According to him, the idea for the title of the album came when he was in the desert and saw a storm coming: "I thought 'wonderful, wonderful' and I was able to use it in a song that I wrote with Mark, our bass player, and it ended being an important part of the record."[14]

The Killers enlisted Mark Knopfler for a guitar part on "Have All the Songs Been Written?". Australian musician Alex Cameron contributed lyrics to some tracks, including "Run for Cover", which was originally written for the band's third studio album, Day & Age (2008).[13]

Music and lyrics

Lyrically, the album is about what it means to be a man, as Flowers revealed on an interview with Entertainment Weekly: "In your head it's about being tough and bringing home the bacon, but what I've come to find is it's really more about empathy and compassion." He explained how the song "Tyson vs Douglas" was inspired by the 1990 boxing match between Mike Tyson and Buster Douglas, where he explores what it is like to watch a hero fall.[13] For NME magazine, Flowers shared that the lyrics of the album are "the most personal and bare" that he has ever been: "I'm looking in the mirror on this record and focusing a lot on my own personal experiences. Instead of just drawing upon all these experiences and maybe using them in other songs, I am going straight for it with this and singing about my life and my family and that's something different for me."[15]

The track "Rut" was inspired by the struggle of Flowers' wife Tana with PTSD. He said: "Usually I feel protective of her but I decided to take it head on. So 'Rut' is about her submitting to it. That doesn't mean that she's gonna let it beat her, but rather that she's gonna finally acknowledge that it's there and promise to break this cycle." Flowers also added that putting his wife's battle into a song helped him understand better what she is going through.[16] "Have All the Songs Been Written?" was originally the subject line of an email Flowers sent to Bono, in the midst of a bout of writer's block, before the latter suggested it would make an excellent song title.[17]

"The Man" draws inspiration from the disco music of Kool & the Gang's "Spirit of the Boogie"; for this track, Ronnie Vannucci Jr. based his drums on "Peek-a-Boo" by Siouxsie and the Banshees.[18]

Promotion

Singles

Starting on May 6, 2017, the band tweeted a series of photographs and short videos to tease the album's lead single.[19] Among the tweets was a photograph of Brandon Flowers wearing a silver jacket with gold lettering spelling out "The Man", which turned out to be the title of the song. On June 14, 2017, it was finally released as the first single from the album. BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac debuted the track as "Annie Mac's Hottest Record in the World".[20] The music video for "The Man" was released on June 28, 2017, and features a cameo by former Mayor of Las Vegas and current First Gentleman of Las Vegas Oscar Goodman.[21] "The Man" topped the Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart and reached number two on the Alternative Songs chart.

On July 28, the band released the song "Run for Cover" as the album's first promotional single, which was made available as an instant download for pre-orders of the album.[22] On August 22, a music video for the song was premiered.[23] The song was later sent to contemporary hit radio in the United Kingdom on September 8, 2017, and to alternative radio in the United States on November 14, 2017, serving as the album's second single.[24][25]

The Killers performed both "The Man" and "Run for Cover" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on July 31, 2017.[26] The band also performed "The Man" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on September 21,[27] at the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards on November 12, and on BBC One's Sounds Like Friday Night on November 24.[28][29] On September 30, 2017, the band performed several tracks from the album at the 2017 AFL Grand Final.[30]

The album's third single, "Rut", was serviced to UK hot adult contemporary radio on December 9, 2017.[31] On January 9, 2018, a music video for the single was released, directed by Danny Drysdale.

Promotional singles

The title track and second promotional single "Wonderful Wonderful" was premiered on Beats 1 as Zane Lowe's World Record on August 24.[32] Nearly a year later on August 23, 2018, a music video was released for the title track. "Some Kind of Love" was released on September 15 as the third promotional single from the album, which was influenced by English musician Brian Eno.[33]

Other songs

On the short tour the band embarked on in September 2017, the songs "The Calling", "Tyson vs Douglas", and "Life to Come" were played during the encore. The track "The Calling" featured a reading of a Bible verse from actor Woody Harrelson.[34]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic71/100[35]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[36]
Entertainment WeeklyB[37]
The Guardian4/5 stars[38]
The Independent3/5 stars[39]
NME4/5 stars[40]
Pitchfork6.3/10[41]
Q4/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[42]
Slant Magazine3.5/5 stars[3]
The Times3/5 stars[43]

Wonderful Wonderful received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 71, based on 25 reviews.[35]

AllMusic editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote, "By this point, Flowers' obsessions and signatures are so idiosyncratic, he's clearly the auteur behind Wonderful Wonderful just as he was with The Desired Effect, and the record charms because its ridiculousness is sincere and his sincerity is ridiculous – two qualities that make him and his art messy and quite genuine." Writing a four-star review for NME, Barry Nicolson said, "As a songwriter, Flowers has never been particularly guarded about himself – he's neurotic, driven, sentimental and sometimes corny – but he bares more on 'Wonderful Wonderful' than ever before, and the result is the band's best album since 2006's 'Sam's Town'. It might get lonely at the top, but the Killers aren't going anywhere just yet."[40] A four-star review by The Guardian claims Wonderful Wonderful consists of the band's "best songs in a decade [...] This is certainly big music, which is all the better for its more intimate, touching soul."[38] Rolling Stone gave the album the same 3.5 star rating it gave Hot Fuss (2004) and Day & Age (2008).[42]

In a positive review, Niall Doherty of Q magazine described it as a "glossy indie-pop album with sonics as slick and glistening as a brand-new Vegas skyscraper".[2] In an enthusiastic review, Beat said: "Rather than releasing an album for the sake of putting out music, Wonderful Wonderful oozes intention, there are no filler songs, boring melodies or lazy lyrics – every detail of the record has been taken into consideration."[44] However, Pranav Trewn from Stereogum said the album "marks their most emphatic embodiment of purposelessness".[45] Will Hodgkinson's review for The Times was also critical of the album, claiming "Wonderful Wonderful has a sonic scale and production polish matched only by Bono and his world-saving stadium inhabitants, but it also displays U2's weakness for allowing grandiosity to smother intimacy of expression, alongside a desire to be all things to all people."[43] However, when Pitchfork critic Jason Green reviewed Wonderful Wonderful, he ultimately gave it the highest rating that any Killers studio albums had received to date from the publication and concluded, "With the Killers, greatness and ridiculousness go hand in hand."[41]

Accolades

PublicationAccoladeRankRef.
American SongwriterTop 25 Albums of 2017
20
DorkDork's favourite fifty albums of 2017
46
Radio XTop 30 Best New Albums of 2017N/A

Entertainment Weekly named "Have All the Songs Been Written" as the 28th best song of 2017.[49]

Commercial performance

Wonderful Wonderful debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, becoming their first record to top the chart.[50] It moved 118,000 album-equivalent units, with 111,000 being pure album sales.[50] Selling 51,756 copies (including 2,711 from sales-equivalent streams) in the United Kingdom in its first week,[51] the Killers became the first international act to chart its first five studio albums at number one.[52] The first-week UK sales (and equivalent) figure exceeded the combined sales (and equivalent) of the rest of the top-five albums.[52] As of August 2020, the album had sold 182,853 copies in the UK.[53] Wonderful Wonderful also debuted atop the Australian albums chart.[54] In Canada, the album was the top-selling album of its debut week, but streaming factoring relegated it to a top-five charting.[55]

Track listing

All tracks are produced by Jacknife Lee, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Wonderful Wonderful" 5:10
2."The Man"
4:10
3."Rut"
 4:24
4."Life to Come"
 4:31
5."Run for Cover"
 3:42
6."Tyson vs Douglas"
  • Flowers
  • Stoermer
  • Vannucci
  • Cameron
 4:33
7."Some Kind of Love"
 4:38
8."Out of My Mind"
  • Flowers
  • Stoermer
  • Vannucci
  • Cameron
  • Price
3:43
9."The Calling"
  • Flowers
  • Stoermer
  • Vannucci
  • Cameron
 4:01
10."Have All the Songs Been Written?"
  • Flowers
  • Stoermer
  • Lee
 4:08
Total length:43:00
Deluxe and Japanese edition bonus tracks[4][56]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
11."Money on Straight"
  • Flowers
  • Keuning
The Killers3:34
12."The Man" (Jacques Lu Cont remix)
  • Flowers
  • Stoermer
  • Vannucci
  • Lee
  • Robert Bell
  • Ronald Bell
  • Boyce
  • Brown
  • Mickens
  • Nash
  • Smith
  • Thomas
  • Westfield
4:15
13."The Man" (Duke Dumont remix)
  • Flowers
  • Stoermer
  • Vannucci
  • Lee
  • Robert Bell
  • Ronald Bell
  • Boyce
  • Brown
  • Mickens
  • Nash
  • Smith
  • Thomas
  • Westfield
3:53
Total length:54:43
Target exclusive edition bonus track[57]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
11."The Man" (CRNKN remix)
  • Flowers
  • Stoermer
  • Vannucci
  • Lee
  • Robert Bell
  • Ronald Bell
  • Boyce
  • Brown
  • Mickens
  • Nash
  • Smith
  • Thomas
  • Westfield
 

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer
  • ^[b] signifies an assistant producer
  • ^[c] signifies a remixer

Sample credits

Personnel

Credits adapted from the liner notes of the deluxe edition of Wonderful Wonderful.[58]

Studios

  • 11th Street Records (Las Vegas, Nevada) – recording (tracks 1–10, 12, 13)
  • The Garage (Topanga, California) – recording (tracks 1–10, 12, 13)
  • Battle Born Studios (Las Vegas, Nevada) – recording (all tracks)
  • The Phantasy Sound (London) – recording (tracks 2, 12, 13)
  • Strongroom (London) – mixing (tracks 2, 12, 13)
  • Assault & Battery Studio 1 (London) – mixing (tracks 3–5, 9)
  • Metropolis (London) – mastering (all tracks)
  • The Mastering Palace (New York City) – mastering (tracks 2, 12, 13)

The Killers

Additional musicians

  • Jacknife Lee – guitar, keys, programming (tracks 1–10, 12, 13)
  • Erol Alkan – drum programming, percussion, synth (tracks 2, 12, 13)
  • Becca Marie – additional vocals (tracks 2, 3, 8, 9, 12, 13)
  • Las Vegas Mass Choir – additional vocals (tracks 2, 3, 8, 9, 12, 13)
  • Nina Fechner – additional vocals (tracks 2, 3, 8, 9, 12, 13)
  • Justin Diaz – additional vocals (tracks 2, 3, 8, 9, 12, 13)
  • Dan Grech-Marguerat – additional programming (tracks 2, 12, 13)
  • Roger Joseph Manning Jr. – keys (track 7)
  • Stuart Price – keys, programming (track 8)
  • Woody Harrelson – intro narration (track 9)
  • Mark Knopfler – guitar (track 10)
  • Davide Rossi – string arrangements, strings (track 10)

Technical

  • Jacknife Lee – production, engineering, programming (tracks 1–10, 12, 13); mixing (tracks 7, 10)
  • Matt Bishop – engineering (tracks 1–10, 12, 13)
  • Robert Root – engineering (all tracks); mixing (track 11)
  • Malcolm Harrison – engineering assistance (tracks 1–10, 12, 13)
  • Rich Costey – mixing (tracks 1, 8)
  • Martin Cooke – engineering assistance (tracks 1, 8)
  • Nicolas Fournier – engineering assistance (tracks 1, 8)
  • Erol Alkan – additional production (tracks 2, 12, 13)
  • Jimmy Robertson – production assistance (tracks 2, 12, 3)
  • Dan Grech-Marguerat – mixing (tracks 2, 12, 13)
  • Joel Davies – mixing assistance (tracks 2, 12, 3)
  • Charles Haydon Hicks – mixing assistance (track 2, 12, 13)
  • Alan Moulder – mixing (tracks 3, 4, 6, 9)
  • Caesar Edmunds – mix engineering (tracks 3, 4, 6, 9)
  • Ariel Rechtshaid – mixing (track 5)
  • Shawn Everett – mixing (track 5)
  • Stuart Price – additional production (track 8); remix (track 12)
  • Matt Breunig – engineering (track 9)
  • The Killers – production (track 11)
  • Duke Dumont – remix (track 13)
  • John Davis – mastering (all tracks)
  • Dave Kutch – mastering (track 2)

Artwork

  • Joe Spix – art direction, design
  • Brandon Flowers – art direction, design
  • Anton Corbijn – photography
  • Paul Lane – package production

Charts

Certification

RegionCertificationCertified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[93]Gold182,853[53]

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Artist(s)

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 ¦ Pressure Machine

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The Killers
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The Killers live
The Killers live
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

JahrTitel
Musiklabel
Höchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartplatzierungenChartplatzierungen
(Jahr, Titel, Musiklabel, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
Anmerkungen
DE DEAT ATCH CHUK UKUS USRock 
2004Hot Fuss
Island Def Jam (UMG)
DE75
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[18]
2006Sam’s Town
Island Records (UMG)
DE6
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: 29. Juni 2006
Verkäufe: + 5.000.000[19]
2008Day & Age
Island Records (UMG)
DE8
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: 21. November 2008
Verkäufe: + 3.000.000[20]
2012Battle Born
Island Records (UMG)
DE2
(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: 14. September 2012
Verkäufe: + 1.000.000[20]
2017Wonderful Wonderful
Island Records (UMG)
DE8
(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: + 188.000
2020Imploding the Mirage
Island Records (UMG)
DE6
(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: + 100.000
2021Pressure Machine
Island Records (UMG)
DE7
(3 Wo.)DE
AT5
(… Wo.)AT
CH4
(5 Wo.)CH
UK1
(… Wo.)UK
US9
(2 Wo.)US
1
(… Wo.)Rock
Erstveröffentlichung: 13. August 2021

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. Rae Alexandra: Hate the Killers? Here's Why You Shouldn't. In: SF Weeky. 5. Dezember 2012, abgerufen am 12. Mai 2019 (englisch).
  19. 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).
  20. 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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