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Covered Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself at a Radio 1 session, released a B-side on their single "All These Things That I've Done" (2004).
Covered There Is A Light That Never Goes Out live in 2013.
Covered This Charming Man in 2017 and also with Johnny Marr at Glastonbury in 2019.
Covered Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before, There Is A Light That Never Goes Out, What She Said, This Charming Man, You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby, Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want live with Johnny Marr in 2022.
- Brandon Flowers (The Killers) loves Morrissey - Morrissey-solo (September 14, 2004)
- Songs To Save Your Life
- Songs To Save Your Life: CD compiled by Morrissey - release information (July 12, 2004)
American rock band that was formed in 2001, by Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards, bass) and Dave Keuning (lead guitar, backing vocals). The current active lineup as a core trio consists of Brandon Flowers, Ronnie Vannucci and Dave Keuning. Bassist Mark Stoermer has stopped touring but continues to record with the band intermittently. The band originated in Las Vegas, Nevada. The name The Killers is derived from a logo on the bass drum of a fictitious band portrayed in the music video for the [A=New Order] Song Crystal.
The Killers are an American rock band formed in Las Vegas in 2001 by Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards, bass) and Dave Keuning (lead guitar, backing vocals). After going through a number of short-term bass players and drummers in their early days, both Mark Stoermer (bass, rhythm guitar, backing vocals) and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (drums, percussion) joined the band in 2002. The band's name is derived from a logo on the bass drum of a fictitious band portrayed in the music video for the New Order song "Crystal".The Killers have released seven studio albums, each of which reached the top spot on the UK Albums Chart: Hot Fuss (2004), Sam's Town (2006), Day & Age (2008), Battle Born (2012), Wonderful Wonderful (2017), Imploding the Mirage (2020), and Pressure Machine (2021). They have also released a B-sides and rarities compilation, Sawdust (2007); a live album, Live from the Royal Albert Hall (2009); a greatest-hits album, Direct Hits (2013); and a Christmas compilation, Don't Waste Your Wishes (2016). Since 2016 and 2017 respectively, both Stoermer and Keuning have had extended periods of hiatus from the band, though both remain official members. Stoermer mostly retired from touring, citing both exhaustion from the road and lingering effects from a pyrotechnics accident, while Keuning has released a solo album. Despite his hiatus from touring, Stoermer has participated in recording sessions for Wonderful Wonderful and Imploding the Mirage, and it was announced that Keuning was participating in recording Pressure Machine, which was released on August 13, 2021. Ted Sablay, who had served as a touring keyboardist and rhythm guitarist for the band since 2006, assumed lead guitar duties for live shows in Keuning's absence, while touring rhythm guitarist and keyboardist Jake Blanton took up the job of bassist and has taken Stoermer's place in live shows. With Sablay moving to lead guitar, the band hired Taylor Milne and Robbie Connolly to play rhythm guitar and keyboards live. The Killers are considered one of the biggest rock bands of the 21st century, selling more than 28 million records worldwide, including 10.8 million in the US alone. They have performed in over 50 countries and on six continents, headlining venues such as Madison Square Garden, Wembley Stadium and Glastonbury Festival (2007 and 2019).
Related Forum Threads
- The Killers cover "There Is A Light..." in Manchester (Feb. 17, 2013) - Morrissey-solo (Feb 24, 2013)
- NME: The Killers cover The Smiths’ ‘This Charming Man’ after Morrissey cancels headline set - Morrissey-solo (Dec 11, 2017)
- The Killers and Johnny Marr perform "This Charming Man" on Glastonbury - Morrissey-solo (Jun 30, 2019)
- Guitar World: "Dave Keuning on Johnny Marr’s enduring influence: “We talked about countless Smiths songs in the early Killers days”" (May 5, 2022) - Morrissey-solo (May 25, 2022)
- The Killers - What She Said (w/ Johnny Marr), Seattle WA, 8/20/2022 - Morrissey-solo (Aug 21, 2022)
- NME: "Watch The Killers cover The Smiths' Please, Please, Please..." with Johnny Marr (October 13, 2022) - Morrissey-solo (Oct 13, 2022)