Brandon Flowers Talks About The Killers’ Future

If you were hoping for some new music from The Killers soon, then it appears you might be waiting a little bit longer. On Monday (Nov. 16), frontman Brandon Flowers performed a one-off show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire in support of his recently released album, The Desired Effect. While there, NME was able to sit down with the singer and ask him a couple of questions including whether a new album from The Killers will be on the horizon.

“We’re writing – we’re in the early stages,” begins Flowers. “When you get older you get more accustomed to doing it and it gets harder in a way. It’s easier to write a song and finish a song now, than when we used to really slave over it and the songs would be too long or we don’t know exactly what we’re doing.”

Previously, Flowers had spoken out about how he wasn’t completely happy with the final product that became the band’s last studio album, 2012’s Battle Born. “Everybody wasn’t on board last time. I’m not going to say any names, but we just weren’t 100% for whatever reason. People go through life and all have different experiences and I think if we can just get on the same page and really apply what we’ve learnt from over a 1,000 shows now and playing clubs and stadiums and all of that and really apply what we’ve learnt over the years that’s what I’m excited about.”

But even though the band is currently in the process of writing the material, it doesn’t mean that they have a set timeline for the new album. “In a perfect world I think the end of 2016 maybe, there’ll be something,” said Flowers.

To read the full interview, head on over to NME.

Brandon Flowers Cancels Remaining Tour Dates

Those waiting eagerly for Brandon Flowers to descend on their town as part of his solo summer tour were given saddening news yesterday evening (Aug. 12); the remaining days of the tour had been cancelled.

All six remaining tour stops including tonight’s show at The Fillmore in Charlotte, NC as well as shows in Raleigh; Norfolk, VA; Atlanta; Orlando; and our own hometown of Miami have been cancelled. At the time of the announcement, there was no further information given as to why the cancellation had occurred. At the time of this being written, there still was no comment on the matter.

For those who had purchased tickets for those shows, refunds are currently available at the point of purchase. As if the sting of the cancellation wasn’t bad enough, according to The Killers News blog (a fan site dedicated to all things The Killers), none of the cancelled show will be rescheduled.

After the last date of the summer tour, Flowers was supposed to take a couple off weeks off before beginning the tour cycle again on Sept. 2 at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, CA. There is currently no word as to whether that show, and the ones that follow, will go on as schedule or if they will meet the same fate as the summer tour dates.

The complete post about the cancellation from The Killers News blog can be read here.

The now cancelled tour was in support of Flowers’ sophomore solo album, The Desired Effect which was released back in May.

New Order Unveil Guests for Upcoming Album


New Order’s new album is set to drop in a couple of months, and now the ’80s band has unveiled some more information about the impending release.

A few weeks ago, they confirmed the name of the album as well as the track listing, cover art, and a short clip which teased a new song which is believed to be one of the 11-tracks to be featured on the upcoming LP.

Today, some more information about the group’s tenth studio album has been released. Turns out, Music Complete will feature a couple of guest vocalists on the album. Iggy Pop, Brandon Flowers, and La Roux will all contribute to the album, according to several music publications.

La Roux’s Elly Jackson will reportedly contribute her vocals to three of the new tracks on the record; “Tutti Frutti,” “People on the High Line”, and “Plastic.” Pop’s contribution will be featured on “Stray Dog” while Flowers’ vocals will be heard on the album’s closer, “Superheated.”

In addition to the guest vocalists, the band have also released another teaser clip for the album featuring yet another snippet of a new song. Check that out below.

Music Complete will be released on Sept. 25 through Mute Records. Pre-orders are currently available on the band’s website.

Watch Brandon Flowers Cover “Bizarre Love Triangle” With Bernard Sumner


Last week, Killers’ frontman Brandon Flowers welcomed Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde on stage to perform her group’s 1986 single, “Don’t Get Me Wrong” and his own song, “Between Me And You” while performing at the O2 Arena in Brixton.

After many rumors and eventually a confirmation thanks to people present at the rehearsals, Flowers continued this by bringing New Order frontman, Bernard Sumner on stage to cover the New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle” at the Manchester Academy.

Watch the complete video of performance here.

This is not the first time Flowers has covered the song, he did so back in 2009 with The Killers. This also isn’t the first time Flowers has performed with Sumner; they performed together back in 2005 and many times after. The different with this performance is that it’s the first time Flowers has played with anyone from the 80s group since he revealed earlier this month that he was recording with them for their new album.

Stream Brandon Flowers’ ‘The Desired Effect’ on iTunes


With the release of his sophomore record right around the corner, The Killers’ frontman Brandon Flowers is giving fans the chance to listen to the impending record early.

The Desired Effect is set to officially be released next Tuesday (May 19) through Island Records, but now the complete record is being streamed on iTunes.

Previously, Flowers had debuted several songs from the sophomore effort including “Still Want You,” “Can’t Deny My Love,” “Lonely Town” and the recently released, Bronski Beat-sampled “I Can Change.”

Listen to the stream here.

In support of the new album, Flowers will be hitting the road this Summer on his solo act tour. The tour will officially begin at Detroit’s Mo Pop Festival during the weekend of July 25-26 and wrap up on Oct. 1 at Tricky Falls in El Paso.

Full tour dates can be seen below.


July 25-26 – Detroit, Mich. @ Mo Pop Festival
July 27 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
July 29 – Washington, D.C. @ Echostage
July 30 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Electric Factory
July 31 – Cleveland, Ohio @ House of Blues
Aug. 3 – Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues
Aug. 4 – New York, N.Y. @ Terminal 5
Aug. 7 – Squamish, Canada @ Squamish Valley Music Festival
Aug. 9 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Rave
Aug. 10 – Columbus, Ohio @ Newport Music Hall
Aug. 11 – Richmond, Va. @ The National
Aug. 13 – Charlotte, N.C. @ The Fillmore
Aug. 14 – Raleigh, N.C. @ The Ritz
Aug. 15 – Norfolk, Va. @ Norva
Aug. 17 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle
Aug. 18 – Orlando, Fla. @ Beacham Theater
Aug. 19 – Miami Beach, Fla. @ THe Fillmore
Sept. 2 – Oakland, Calif. @ Fox Theater
Sept. 3 – Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theater
Sept. 10 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
Sept. 11 – Chicago, Ill. @ Riviera Theater
Sept. 24 – Tempe, Ariz. @ Summer Ends Music Festival
Sept. 26 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Wiltern
Oct. 1 – El Paso, Texas @ Tricky Falls

2015 Austin City Limits Music Festival Line-Up Leaks



Well, the official line-up for this year’s Austin City Limits Festival has been revealed and lets just confirm that the vast majority of the line-up that was leaked on Sunday evening were in fact scheduled to appear at the festival with the exception of the Foo fighters actually performing on both weekends.

Check out the newly confirmed first wave of acts. According to reports, the next waves will come our way in September.

Weekend One: Foo Fighters, The Strokes, Drake, The Weeknd, Disclosure, Tame Impala, Alabama Shakes, Alt-J, The Decemberists, Chance the Rapper, ASAP Rocky, Billy Idol, Run the Jewels, TV on the Radio, Brandon Flowers, Brand New, Father John Misty, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Gary Clark Jr., Royal Blood, Jose Gonzalez, and Daughter, along with deadmau5, Bassnectar, Hozier, and Of Monsters and Men.

Weekend Two: Foo Fighters, Drake, Florence and the Machine, The Weeknd, Disclosure, Tame Impala, Modest Mouse, Alt-J, The Decemberists, Chance the Rapper, ASAP Rocky, Billy Idol, Run the Jewels, TV on the Radio, Brandon Flowers, Brand New, Father John Misty, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Gary Clark Jr., Royal Blood, Jose Gonzalez, and Daughter, along with deadmau5, Bassnectar, Hozier, and Of Monsters and Men.

If Austin City Limits Music Festival was trying to keep their 2015 line-up a secret, then maybe they need to have a little conversation with their website person about letting the secret out of the bag two days before the official announcement was set to happen.

Last night (May 3), the line-up for both weekends of the music festival was leaked online, with the website’s link circulating the interweb. Quickly after the “mistake,” the post was taken down and now an “Oops, we’re not finding the page you’re looking for” message is appearing, but not before people took to the internet to spread the word and of course screen cap the information.

Sucks for them and their surprise, great for the people who were on the fence about going.

Weekend one will feature performances from: the Foo Fighters, The Strokes, Drake, The Weeknd, Disclosure, Tame Impala, Alabama Shakes, Alt-J, The Decemberists, Chance the Rapper, ASAP Rocky, Billy Idol, Run the Jewels, TV on the Radio, Brandon Flowers, Brand New, Father John Misty, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Gary Clark Jr., Royal Blood, Jose Gonzalez, and Daughter, along with deadmau5, Bassnectar, Hozier, and Of Monsters and Men.

Weekend two will have an almost exact line up except with a few changes. Instead of The Strokes, Modest Mouse will take their place and Florence and the Machine were added to the already packed line-up.

Check out the full (leaked) line-up below.



ACL 2015 weekend one will take place during Oct. 2-4 while weekend two will take place during the weekend of Oct. 9-11 at Zilker Park in Austin.

Brandon Flowers Promises He “Can Change” on New Track


Following the release of his last couple of songs, Brandon Flowers is back with another new track from his impending album, The Desired Effect.

The song is titled “I Can Change” and to us, sounds very much like something up Flowers’ alley; a very 80s feeling tune.

Listen to the audio for  “I Can Change” below which made its worldwide debut yesterday (April 30) on BBC Radio 2 and Bronski Beat’s 1984 hit, “Smalltown Boy.”

Earlier this week, The Killers frontman released the music video for his third song off The Desired Effect, “Lonely Town.” “Lonely Town” and “I Can Change” join “Still Want You” and lead single “Can’t Deny My Love” on the album.

The Desired Effect is set to be released on May 18 through Island Records. Flowers’ sophomore effort will feature guest appearances from Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant, Haim singer Danielle Haim, and fellow Killers band mate Ronnie Vannucci.

Brandon Flowers Proves He “Still Wants You” in New Song


As the release date for Brandon Flowers’ new album gets closer, the musician keeps dropping tracks for the fans to get excited for.

Two weeks ago, we got the music video for his lead single, “Can’t Deny My Love” and during the weekend, The Killers frontman released his second single, “Still Want You” and its corresponding music video.

The black and white video features Flowers in different locations such as in a warehouse, in a dark room, and on a stage with back-up singers as he sings the song.

It’s also nice to point out that one of the scenes which features Flowers’ finger playing an “invisible piano” also happens to be one of the snippets the singer posted before officially confirming the released of The Desired Effect.

Check out the full music video below..

The Desired Effect will be released on May 18 through Island Records.

Watch Brandon Flowers’ “Cant Deny My Love” Music Video


It’s been over two weeks since The Killers frontman, Brandon Flowers released the lead single from his upcoming solo album, The Desired Effect.

The song, “Can’t Deny My Love” made its premiered in audio form before debuting on one of the many late night shows. Now, the song has gotten its own theatrical music video.

Inspired by Nathaniel Hawthrone’s short story, Young Goodman Brown the video begins with “Puritan” Flowers leaving his wife, played by Evan Rachel Woos, to go into this eerie forest. While in the forest he stumbles upon the people his village in a cave practicing some devilish things and even sees his wife floating in mid-air.

Check out the complete music video below.

The Desired Effect will be released through Island Records on May 18.

The Killers Frontman Announces Surprise Solo Show


Will you be in the Las Vegas area on Monday, March 9 and happen to be a fan of Brandon Flowers from The Killers?

Well, you might like what Flowers just revealed online.

The singer announced earlier in the day that he has scheduled a last-minute show at Bunkhouse Saloon in his hometown for Monday night.

For those wanting to gain entry into the show, all you have to do is a simple task: pre-order Flowers’ upcoming new album, The Desired Effect.

Flowers recently announced that his second solo album is set to be released on May 19. Though fans of the singer already knew he was in the studio recording the follow-up to 2010’s Flamingo, the name and release date for it remained unknown until last week when he revealed the information on his website with a handwritten note.