The Killers Return Triumphantly to the Concert Stage in New York City [Review]
After a brief hiatus, GRAMMY-nominated pop/rock band the Killers are gearing up to release their highly anticipated fourth studio album, "Battle Born," due Sept. 18. The Las Vegas-bred quartet is playing a select number of shows in North America and Europe this summer to give fans a taste of the new music, which features collaborations with a host of GRAMMY-winning producers and engineers, including Stuart Price, Brendan O'Brien and Steve Lillywhite. "Battle Born" is the group's follow-up to their 2008 hit-spawning Top 10 album "Day & Age."
On July 23, the group — Brandon Flowers (vocals/keyboards), Dave Keuning (guitar), Mark Stoermer (bass), and Ronnie Vannucci (drums) — infiltrated New York's Webster Hall to play before a packed crowd eager to see the band back onstage. At 9 p.m. the lights dimmed and bold blue spotlights shone down on the audience as the group ran onstage to the cheers of their adoring fans.
The Killers began on a high note by opening their action-packed 90-minute set with their new single, "Runaways," a soaring slice of Americana with roaring riffs and a pop-savvy anthemic chorus that had fans immediately on their feet. The group rocked right into the GRAMMY-nominated "Somebody Told Me," their breakout hit from their GRAMMY-nominated debut album, 2004's "Hot Fuss."
Read my entire review on GRAMMY.com.
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