The Killers, an alternative rock band from Las Vegas, combine music styles from the 70s, 80s and 90s with modern synthetic music. Formed in 2002, band members include Brandon Flowers (vocals, keyboards), Dave Keuning (guitar, vocals), Mark Stoermer (bass guitar, vocals) and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (drums, percussion).
Initially, The Killers played at large clubs in Las Vegas and attracted the attention of local agents, major labels, and a UK representative for Warner Bros. who showed their demo to a friend at UK indie label Lizard King. The Killers were signed that summer to a British label.
In 2004, the band’s debut album Hot Fuss was classified 4x Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and 3x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Their second album, Sam’s Town, was released in 2006 and the single When You Were Young went to #2 on the UK Singles Chart. Their third album Sawdust was released in 2007 and has been classified Gold by the BPI. Their first two albums have sold in excess of 12 million copies worldwide.