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The Killers Announce New Album, ‘Pressure Machine’

The album is out August 13.

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The Killers will release their seventh studio album, Pressure Machine, on Island Records on August 13, 2021. The album was co-produced by the band, Shawn Everett, and Jonathan Rado (of Foxygen), all of whom worked together on The Killers’ critically-acclaimed album Imploding The Mirage, released last year.

When the Covid-19 pandemic shut down the promotional run and worldwide tour for The Killers’ critically-acclaimed 2020 album Imploding the Mirage, “everything came to this grinding halt,” says frontman Brandon Flowers. “And it was the first time in a long time for me that I was faced with silence. And out of that silence this record began to bloom, full of songs that would have otherwise been too quiet and drowned out by the noise of typical Killers records.”

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For the first time since 2004, the relentless momentum and pressures of being in a globally-renowned, stadium-shaking band stopped. Enter Pressure Machine: a view into the everyday realities of a small American town with a stark, tough beauty, and The Killers’ most restrained and resonant album yet.

A quieter, character-study-driven album, Pressure Machine lives squarely in Flowers’ hometown of Nephi, Utah, a close-knit community of 5300 people with no traffic lights, a rubber plant, wheat fields, and the West Hills. Nephi is the place Flowers spent his formative years (10-16), saying “had it not been for advancements in the automotive industry, Nephi in the 90s could have been the 1950s.” The album’s songs are based on the memories and stories of people that impacted him growing up, interspersed with commentary from current Nephi locals about their town.

“We were discussing [Brandon] moving to Nephi as a kid and being stuck in the middle of nowhere,” says the band’s drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. “And during Covid-19, it started to feel like we were all in the middle of nowhere.” Concurs Flowers, “I discovered this grief that I hadn’t dealt with,” he says, “many memories of my time in Nephi are tender. But the ones tied to fear or great sadness were emotionally charged. I’ve got more understanding now than when we started the band, and hopefully I was able to do justice to these stories and these lives in this little town that I grew up in.”

The Killers will be heading back on the road to celebrate both Pressure Machine and Imploding The Mirage, along with their much-loved catalog of global hits, in 2022. Tickets for these shows go on sale on Friday, July 23, at 10 am local time via the band’s website.

Pre-order Pressure Machine.

The Killers Tour Dates:

Fri August 19, 2022 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena

Sat August 20, 2022 Seattle WA Climate Pledge Arena

Sun August 21, 2022 Portland OR Moda Center

Tues August 23, 2022 San Francisco CA Chase Center

Wed August 24, 2022 San Diego CA Pechanga Arena

Fri August 26, 2022 Las Vegas NV T-Mobile Arena

Sat August 27, 2022 Los Angeles CA Banc of California Stadium

Tues August 30, 2022 Salt Lake City UT Vivint Arena

Wed August 31, 2022 Denver CO Ball Arena

Thurs September 8, 2022 Houston TX Toyota Center

Fri September 9, 2022 Austin TX Moody Center

Sat September 10, 2022 Fort Worth TX Dickies Arena

Tues September 13, 2022 Miami FL FTX Arena

Wed September 14, 2022 Orlando FL Amway Center

Fri September 16, 2022 Atlanta GA State Farm Arena

Sat September 17, 2022 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena

Sun September 18, 2022 St. Louis MO Chaifetz Arena

Tues September 20, 2022 St. Paul MN Xcel Energy Center

Wed September 21, 2022 Chicago IL United Center

Fri September 23, 2022 Toronto ON Scotiabank Arena

Sat September 24, 2022 Montreal QC Bell Centre

Sun September 25, 2022 Verona NY Turning Stone Event Center

Thurs September 29, 2022 Washington DC Capital One Arena

Fri September 30, 2022 New York NY Madison Square Garden

Sat October 1, 2022 New York NY Madison Square Garden

Mon October 3, 2022 Boston MA TD Garden

Tues October 4, 2022 University Park PA Bryce Jordan Center

Thurs October 6, 2022 Pittsburgh PA Petersen Events Center

Fri October 7, 2022 Cleveland OH Wolstein Center

Sat October 8, 2022 Detroit MI Little Caesars Arena

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