The Killers’ Ronnie Vannucci: ‘We want to play a gig on the moon’

Drummer says he and his bandmates have lunar aspirations

The Killers‘ Ronnie Vannucci has revealed that he wants his band to play a gig on the moon.

The Las Vegas rockers released their new album ‘Battle Born’ earlier this month and saw it climb to Number One in the Official UK Album Charts but, in an interview with the Daily Star, the drummer said that he had his sights on bigger goals in the future.

“Lunar rock, that is the way forward,” he joked. “If there was a gig on the Moon we’d be there. I figure we’re so heavy-handed as a band we could probably be heard in space anyway.”

Yesterday (September 27), The Killers paid tribute to late singer Andy Williams at a show in Hollywood. The Las Vegas band played their version of ‘Moon River’ during the hour-and-a-half long Hollywood show to honour the crooner, who passed away on Tuesday (September 25) at the age of 84.

‘Battle Born’ is The Killers’ fourth studio album and the follow-up to their 2008 effort ‘Day & Age’. In the gap between records, Vannucci recorded and released his debut solo album under the Big Talk name in 2011, while Flowers’ own first solo effort ‘Flamingo’ was released in September 2010. Bassist Mark Stoermer also released an individual LP titled ‘Another Life’ in November last year.

The band are set to tour the UK this November, with the run of shows starting at Glasgow’s SECC on October 26 and wrapping up on November 17 when the band headline the second of two shows at London’s O2 Arena. The tour also includes stops in Aberdeen, Nottingham, Newcastle, Cardiff, Sheffield and Liverpool.