Brandon Flowers announces UK tour, and will air new solo single tonight (March 23)

Flowers' album 'The Desired Effect' is released on May 18

The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers has announced five UK solo dates taking place in May.

The Killers frontman will play shows in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Leeds and Birmingham from May 21, having released his second solo album, ‘The Desired Effect’ on May 18.

It has also been revealed that the first single from the album, ‘Can’t Deny My Love’, will be aired on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show tonight from 7.30pm.

Flowers uploaded the album artwork (pictured above) and a trailer appeared to his website last week, alongside a handwritten note that details his work with producer Ariel Rechtshaid.

“Ariel and I have been collaborating in the studio, working twogether [sic] in the spirit of conversation, contention, and at long last, sweet contrition,” the note reads. “No one has yet seen or heard the change. But soon, we all will.”

Watch the video trailer for Flowers’ second solo album below:

Flowers recently told the NME he wants to hear songs from his new solo album on the radio, even if he admits that he finds commercial music in 2015 to be a “weird world”.

“I want to be on the radio,” Flowers says. “I’ve never been ashamed to say that. I can’t believe where radio has gone. It seems to be such a weird world now. Where once I seemed to fit in, now I’m seen as a little different. I used to be considered mainstream, but now I’m almost avant-garde or art rock compared to what’s on the radio.”

Brandon Flowers will play:

London Brixton Academy (May 21)
Manchester Academy (24)
Edinburgh Usher Hall (25)
Leeds O2 Academy (26)
Birmingham O2 Academy (28)

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday (March 27), with a fanclub presale available from Wednesday 25 March. To check the availability of Brandon Flowers tickets, click here.
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