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The Killers: Stunning, Intimate Pictures Of Their 2013 World Tour

Photographer Erik Weiss joined The Killers on their 2013 Battle Born tour, capturing sides of the band that are rarely seen thanks to his unprecedented access to Brandon and co. New book Somewhere Outside That Finish Line collects his photos as a visual memoir of the tour, which included intimate homecoming gigs in Las Vegas and a momentous sold-out show at London's Wembley Stadium. Weiss here captions an exclusive selection of images from the book, and you can get your hands on a copy here.

  • Las Vegas, April 2013
    Brandon Flowers spending the last days before the beginning of the US tour with her family in his home town Las Vegas. Here he plays the piano together with his youngest son.

    Photo: Erik Weiss

    Added: 20 Jun 2016

  • Las Vegas, October 2013
    Ronnie Vannucci Jr. in his house in Las Vegas, together with his dog Archie.

    Photo: Erik Weiss

    Added: 20 Jun 2016

  • San Francisco, April 2013
    The Killers' US Tour started in April with two sold out shows at the Bill Graham Auditorium, San Francisco.

    Photo: Erik Weiss

    Added: 20 Jun 2016

  • Beverly Hills, California, May 2013
    Brandon Flowers meets Stuart Price in his Studio in Beverly Hills between two concerts in Los Angeles and Anaheim.

    Photo: Erik Weiss

    Added: 20 Jun 2016

  • El Paso, Texas, 'Lowbrow Palace', May 2013
    Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci talk about the set list for a secret show in El Paso, Texas.

    Photo: Erik Weiss

    Added: 20 Jun 2016

  • El Paso, Texas, May 2013
    2am, the band plays a secret concert in front of 200 Fans at the Lowbrow Palace. Thousands of fans are waiting outside.

    Photo: Erik Weiss

    Added: 20 Jun 2016

  • Nashville, TN, May 2013
    Mark Stoermer visiting Jack White's Third Man Record Store before The Killers‘ show at Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

    Photo: Erik Weiss

    Added: 20 Jun 2016

  • Somewhere in Virginia, May 2013
    The band spending a day off with BBQ somewhere in Virginia between the shows in Nashville and New York.

    Photo: Erik Weiss

    Added: 20 Jun 2016

  • New York City, May 2013
    On the roof of New York's Madison Square Garden, a few minutes before the show.

    Photo: Erik Weiss

    Added: 20 Jun 2016

  • Camden, New Jersey, May 2013
    The end of the show in Camden, New Jersey. During the song 'Battle Born' Brandon goes to the fans.

    Photo: Erik Weiss

    Added: 20 Jun 2016

  • New York City, May 2013
    Ronnie meets Bono after their performance at Saturday Night Live.

    Photo: Erik Weiss

    Added: 20 Jun 2016

  • New York City, May 2013
    David Blane shows magic tricks at the SNL After Show party.

    Photo: Erik Weiss

    Added: 20 Jun 2016

  • Cincinnati, Ohio, May 2013
    Dave Keuning playing before the show in Cincinnati.

    Photo: Erik Weiss

    Added: 20 Jun 2016

  • Between Italy and Portugal, July 2013
    Brandon Flowers, Ronnie Vannucci and tour musician Jake Blanton in the airplane on the way to Portugal.

    Photo: Erik Weiss

    Added: 20 Jun 2016

  • Lisbon, Portugal, July 2013
    Europe tour stop in Lisbon.

    Photo: Erik Weiss

    Added: 20 Jun 2016

  • London, Wembley Stadium, June 22, 2013
    The illuminated Wembley Stadium at the end of the show.

    Photo: Erik Weiss

    Added: 20 Jun 2016

  • London Wembley Stadium, June 2013
    Soundcheck at Wembley Stadium: the day before their sold out concert, it's Brandon Flowers' birthday.

    Photo: Erik Weiss

    Added: 20 Jun 2016

  • London Wembley Stadium, June 2013
    The band in the catacombs of the Wembley Stadium, on the way to the stage.

    Photo: Erik Weiss

    Added: 20 Jun 2016

  • London, Wembley Stadium, June 2013
    Enthusiastic fans at the beginning of the show. The band starts with 'Enterlude' and 'When You Were Young' from the album 'Sam's Town'.

    Photo: Erik Weiss

    Added: 20 Jun 2016

  • London, Wembley Stadium, June 2013
    The show at Wembley Stadium is over, the band is bowing out in front of 90,000 fans.

    Photo: Erik Weiss

    Added: 20 Jun 2016

  • Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, August 2013
    The day of the show in Charleston, South Carolina is one of the warmest days of the US tour. The temperature is more than 30° and in the afternoon Ronnie and Brandon bathe in the sea at Sullivan's Island.

    Photo: Erik Weiss

    Added: 20 Jun 2016

  • Las Vegas, Life Is Beautiful Festival, October 2013
    After months of touring all over the world, the band comes back to its hometown in Las Vegas in October 2013 and it is enthusiastically celebrated.

    Photo: Erik Weiss

    Added: 20 Jun 2016

  • 183: Las Vegas, Life Is Beautiful Festival, October 2013
    Dave Keuning rehearsing Lou Reed's 'Pale Blue Eyes'. On the same day of the show in Las Vegas Lou Reed suddenly dies and in his honour the band play the song at that evening's concert.

    Photo: Erik Weiss

    Added: 20 Jun 2016

  • Las Vegas, October 2013
    Pause in the 'Battle Born' Studio. Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer relax in front of a football match.

    Photo: Erik Weiss

    Added: 20 Jun 2016