Brandon Flowers announces London solo album signing event

The Killers singer released new lone effort 'The Desired Effect' this week

The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers will mark his new solo record release with an album signing event in London later this week.

Flowers, who released ‘The Desired Effect’ on Monday (May 18), will be appearing at HMV’s 363 Oxford Street store at 1.30pm on Friday (May 22). Wristbands are currently available at the store when fans buy a copy of the album, limited to 300 on a first-come-first-served basis. Find more details here.

Read NME‘s Brandon Flowers Interview: On Stalking Morrissey, His New Solo Record And The Future Of The Killers

Later this week, Brandon Flowers will kick off his UK solo tour. This stint will include two gigs in London, as well as shows in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and Edinburgh. See the full details below.

Brandon Flowers will play the following UK live dates:

London Brixton Academy (May 21-22)
Manchester Academy (24)
Edinburgh Usher Hall (25)
Leeds O2 Academy (26)
Birmingham O2 Academy (28)

Flowers’ new album follows on from his 2010 solo debut ‘Flamingo’ and his band’s 2012 effort ‘Battle Born’. He recently declared The Killers to be the best band of the past 15 years. The singer told The Independent, “Whether the people want to accept it or not, we might be the best band in the last long time. I’d go up any night against just about any band that’s come out in the last 15 years. Not that it’s a competition, but I do feel sometimes people don’t have a grasp on what we’ve accomplished and what we’ve acquired.”

Speaking in the same interview, Brandon Flowers also revealed that he has collected his own facial hair shavings in a bag for the last seven years.

READ MORE: The Killers: 10 Of The Weirdest Covers Of ‘Mr Brightside’