For kids raised in the 2000s, it’s hard to believe that it has almost been 15 years since “Somebody Told Me” and “Mr. Brightside” were constantly blasting from our MP3 players and on a constant loop on our favorite music channels (FUSE and MTV2 anyone?). With such a lengthy discography since the days of us screaming the lyrics to both songs, it’s not at all surprising to see why the Killers have decided that it’s time to release a career-spanning box set on vinyl.
On Friday (April 20), the Las Vegas-founded band took to social media to announce the massive release. On Instagram, they post a short video with the names of all their album in neon lights while the caption simply reads, “It’s all here on wax in one fabulous box.”
The collection will include all five of the Killers’ records including 2004’s Hot Fuss, 2006’s Sam’s Town, 2008’s Day & Age, 2012’s Battle Born, and the recently released Wonderful, Wonderful. The release will also include 2007’s Sawdust (the band’s collection of B-sides, covers, and remixes) as well as Live from the Royal Albert Hall, a two-disc LP which was recorded during their show at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 2009.
The massive box set is scheduled to be released on June 15 through Island Records. Pre-orders are currently available on the band’s website.
The Killers’ sophomore effort, Sam’s Town, is turning ten this year, and in honor of its momentous occasion, the group has revealed some big plans to celebrate. On Monday (Aug.1 ), the Las Vegas-based band announced that they will be reissuing Sam’s Town on vinyl this fall. The vinyl reissue will feature two tracks not on the original release; a demo of “Peace of Mind” and “Read My Mind (Pet Shop Boys Stars Are Blazing Mix).” The band will release a limit amount of copies (5,016 to be exact) which will include a coffee table-style booklet.
In addition to the reissue of the album, the band has also announced a two-day “Decennial Extravaganza” which will take place at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas on Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1. The weekend will include performances by The Killers on Friday and Saturday night as well as a tour of iconic Killers-related locations in Las Vegas.
Tickets for The Killers’ fan club will go on sale beginning this Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. PST. General tickets will then go on sale beginning Friday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. PST. All profits from the event will go to support local Las Vegas charities for the homeless as well as addiction recovery.
Back in May, the four-piece announced that longtime bassist Mark Stoermer would no longer join the group on tour. Since all the celebration is set to take place in Las Vegas, there’s a huge possibility that the bassist will be present for both festive days.