The Killers

FedEx Stage

The Killers
May 05 9:45 pm


As they matured from their indie dance-rock roots into torchbearers of new wave and Americana-inspired anthems, Las Vegas rock quartet the Killers earned global success. With a mix of ‘80s-styled synth pop and fashionista charm, the band’s multi-platinum 2004 debut, Hot Fuss, became one of the decade’s biggest releases, spawning four hit singles – including their most enduring hit, “Mr. Brightside” – and catapulting the group into the international spotlight. After the abrupt stylistic shift on 2006 sophomore effort Sam’s Town – which de-emphasized the group’s new wave revivalism in favor of the heartland rock of Bruce Springsteen and Rattle and Hum-era U2 – they struck a balance between their two sides on a consistent run of Top Ten releases that peaked with 2017’s chart-topping Wonderful Wonderful. The fifth studio album featured the radio hit “The Man” and debuted at number one on the U.K., Australian, and U.S. charts. Their performance will mark the second time the group has performed at the Beale Street Music Festival (2004). – Andrew Leahey & Neil Z. Yeung

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