The Killers have announced details of their new single, “The Man,” a dazzling first taste of the band’s eagerly anticipated fifth album. The single is available for download and on all streaming services NOW via Virgin EMI, following its worldwide premiere last night (June 14) as “Hottest Record In The World” on Radio 1’s Annie Mac show.
I got gas in the tank
I got money in the bank
I got news for you baby, You’re looking at The Man....
“The Man” is the first new album material from The Killers since 2012’s chart-topping Battle Born. Recorded with the producer Jacknife Lee during album sessions in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, the song is the first single from the group’s soon-to-be completed new album, which is shaping up to be their most sonically forward-thinking record yet; an LP bursting with all of the blazing choruses and arena-filling anthems that make The Killers one of the world’s biggest and most beloved rock bands.
Renowned for his ability to paint evocative pictures of small town American life, Killers frontman Brandon Flowers turns that remarkable skill on himself with “The Man.” The song finds Bran-don looking back on his younger self, the “Brandon Flowers” persona from their Grammy-nominated debut Hot Fuss, and reconciling that wide-eyed character with the man he is now. It’s also the most infectious pop song of their already accomplished career.
The Killers return to London for their BST show at Hyde Park on 8th July, a date that sold out in record time. They’ll headline multiple festivals this summer in the US (Lollapalooza is on 4th August) and across Europe, with shows in Spain, Sweden, Germany and many more ahead of the upcoming release. Hyde Park will be the band’s first London concert since their euphoric Wembley Stadium sellout show in June 2013. Upcoming dates below and at www.thekillersmusic.com/showtime.
22 June - Odense, Denmark @ Tinderbox Festival
24 June - Athens, Greece @ Ejekt Festival
29 June - Seinajoki, Finland @ Provinssirock Festival
1 July - Norrkoping, Sweden @ Bravalla Festival
5 July - Novi Sad, Serbia @ Exit Festival
7 July - Bilbao, Spain @ Bilbao BBK Live Festival
8 July - London @ British Summer Time Hyde Park
4 August - Chicago, IL, USA @ Lollapalooza
6-8 Oct - Austin, TX, USA @ Austin City Limits
15 Oct - Austin, TX, USA @ Austin City Limits
21 Oct - Phoenix, AZ, USA @ Lost Lake Music Festival
29 Oct - New Orleans, LA, USA @ Voodoo Festival
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