The Killers Share New Single ‘Caution’, Detail Album ‘Imploding The Mirage’

The Las Vegas stars have also announced more dates for the biggest global tour of their career.

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After previously teasing the release, The Killers have shared their new single ‘Caution‘ and announced release details of their anticipated new album Imploding The Mirage.

‘Caution’, is all of Imploding The Mirage’s excellence densely packed into three and a half minutes. Both refreshingly next level and reminiscent of the band’s much-loved albums Sam’s Town and Battle Born, it finds The Killers evoking the spirit of ambitious reinvention matched with the kind of anthemic chorus to which they’ve become synonymous. The track also features an iconic guitar solo courtesy of the legendary Lindsey Buckingham.

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The Las Vegas rock veterans have now confirmed that their sixth record will be released on 29 May. They’ve also announced more dates for the biggest global tour of their career. Recorded in Utah, Vegas and LA and self-produced in conjunction with Shawn Everett and Jonathan Rado of Foxygen, Imploding The Mirage features guest spots from Lindsey Buckingham, as well as kd lang, Weyes Blood, Adam Granduciel of War On Drugs, Blake Mills, and Lucius.

The Killers are also thrilled to announce additional dates around the globe – playing some of the biggest venues in the world – to their already sold-out UK and European tour this summer. When announced this past fall, the band’s ten UK stadium concerts sold out immediately, moving over 350,000 tickets within hours. The UK leg will include two sold out nights at the 55,000 capacity London Emirates Stadium as well as a 50,000 capacity show in Manchester at Emirates Old Trafford. These sold out stadium shows come on the back of the band’s triumphant 2019 Saturday night headline slot at the 150,000 capacity Glastonbury festival, where the band treated the rapturous crowd with surprise performances from The Smiths’ Johnny Marr and Pet Shop Boys. Special guest Johnny Marr joins the band again this summer as opener for the U.S and Canadian shows.

Since the release of their 2004 debut, Hot Fuss, The Killers have sold 28 million albums, headlined stadiums and festivals around the world and won dozens of accolades globally. The band continues their reign as America’s heartland heroes as they head into Imploding The Mirage. Following their 2017 Billboard #1 album, Wonderful Wonderful – a love letter of sorts, as Brandon Flowers crafted songs of encouragement to his wife during crippling bouts of depression – Imploding The Mirage is the light after the dark; the overcoming of sadness and moving into celebration. It’s a record about eternal love, perseverance through hard times, and the strength gained from friendships and familial bonds whilst weathering a storm.

Indeed, Imploding The Mirage leaves the grit and glitter of Vegas behind for something more expansive and triumphant. (Literally. Flowers moved his family from the parched flats of Vegas, NV to the lush mountains of Utah before beginning work on the record.) It’s an album that also pushed the band out of their musical comfort zone, exploring new terrain and referencing the albums in their collection that filled them with a sense of romance and camaraderie in their youth. Influences include Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel, as well as Killers’ touchstones like Bruce Springsteen and New Order.

The Killers headline world tour dates are as follows:
26/5/20 Doncaster, UK @ Keepmoat Stadium **
28/5/20 Falkirk, Scotland, UK @ The Falkirk Stadium ** Sold Out
30/5/20 Manchester, UK @ Emirates Old Trafford, Uk ** Sold Out
1/6/20 Norwich, UK @ Carrow Road Stadium, Uk ** Sold Out
3/6/20 Southampton, UK @ St Mary’s Stadium, Uk ** Sold Out
5/6/20 London, UK @ Emirates Stadium, Uk ^^
6/6/20 London, UK @ Emirates Stadium, Uk ^^ Sold Out
9/6/20 Bristol, UK @ Ashton Gate Stadium ## Sold Out
11/6/20 Coventry, UK @ Ricoh Stadium ## Sold Out
13/6/20 Middlesbrough, UK @ Riverside Stadium ## Sold Out
16/6/20 Dublin, Ireland @ Malahide Castle ^^ Sold Out
17/6/20 Dublin, Ireland @ Malahide Castle ^^ Sold Out
19/6/20 Scheessel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival
20/6/20 Neuhausen, Germany @ Southside Festival
21/6/20 Werchter, Belgium @ Tw Classic
23/6/20 Zagreb, Croatia @ Inmusic Festival
27/6/20 Stockholm, Sweden @ Lollapalooza (Stockholm)
6/7/20 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome &&
7/7/20 Boulogne-Billancourt, France @ La Seine Musicale &&
9/7/20 Madrid, Spain @ Mad Cool Festival
10/7/20 Bilbao, Spain @ Bilbao Bbk Live Festival
12/7/20 Milan, Italy @ Milano Summer Festival
14/7/20 Vienna, Austria @ Stadthalle
16/7/20 Ostrava, Czech Republic @ Colours Of Ostrava Festival
18/7/20 Moscow, Russia @ Park Live Festival
18/8/20 Denver, Co @ Pepsi Center ++
19/8/20 Salt Lake City, Ut @ Vivint Smart Home Arena ++
21/8/20 Vancouver, Bc @ Rogers Arena ++
22/8/20 George, Wa @ Gorge Amphitheatre ++
23/8/20 Portland, Or @ Moda Center ++
25/8/20 San Francisco, Ca @ Chase Center ++
26/8/20 San Diego, Ca @ Pechanga Arena ++
28/8/20 Las Vegas, Nv @ Mgm Grand Garden Arena ++
29/8/20 Los Angeles, Ca @ Banc Of California Stadium ++
30/8/20 Phoenix, Az @ Gila River Arena ++
10/9/20 Houston, Tx @ Toyota Center ++
11/9/20 Fort Worth, Tx @ Dickies Arena ++
12/9/20 Austin, Tx @ Frank Erwin Center ++
15/9/20 Miami, Fl @ Americanairlines Arena ++
16/9/20 Orlando, Fl @ Amway Center ++
18/9/20 Atlanta, Ga @ State Farm Arena ++
19/9/20 Nashville, Tn @ Bridgestone Arena ++
20/9/20 St. Louis, Mo @ Chaifetz Arena ++
22/9/20 St. Paul, Mn @ Xcel Energy Center ++
23/9/20 Chicago, Il @ United Center ++
25/9/20 Toronto, On @ Scotiabank Arena ++
26/9/20 Montreal, Qc @ Bell Centre ++
27/9/20 Verona, Ny @ Turning Stone Event Center ++
29/9/20 Philadelphia, Pa @ Wells Fargo Center ++
1/10/20 New York, Ny @ Madison Square Garden ++
2/10/20 New York, Ny @ Madison Square Garden ++
3/10/20 Washington, Dc @ Capital One Arena ++
5/10/20 Boston, Ma @ Td Garden ++
6/10/20 University Park, Pa @ Bryce Jordan Center ++
8/10/20 Pittsburgh, Pa @ Petersen Events Center ++
9/10/20 Cleveland, Oh @ Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse ++
10/10/20 Detroit, Mi @ Little Caesars Arena ++
11/11/20 Brisbane, Australia @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre
14/11/20 Sydney, Australia @ Qudos Bank Arena
18/11/20 Perth, Australia @ Rac Arena
21/11/20 Melbourne, Australia @ Aami Park
29/11/20 Mexico City, Mexico @ Foro Sol
1/12/20 Monterrey, Mexico @ Arena Monterrey
2/12/20 Monterrey, Mexico @ Arena Monterrey
4/12/20 Zapopan, Mexico @ Estadio 3 De Marzo.

Imploding The Mirage is out on 29 May and can be pre-ordered here.

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