Brandon Flowers and band will celebrate their second album later this year
The Killers have announced that they will mark the 10 year anniversary of second album ‘Sam’s Town’ with a special reissue and what they are calling a “two day extravaganza” in Las Vegas.
‘Sam’s Town’ was released in October 2006, following on from their 2004 debut ‘Hot Fuss’. NME wrote of the album at the time: “The tunes may be huger, the influences cleverer, the lyrics more adventurous and the band more self-assured, but their primary concern is still being the biggest indie-pop stars on the planet.”
The Killers have now confirmed that they will reissue the album on two-disc vinyl this autumn, featuring remastered recordings of the LP’s original tracks, plus two bonus cuts: demo ‘Peace Of Mind’ and the Pet Shop Boys remix of ‘Read My Mind’. Pre-order it now.
The band’s two-day event will take place at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas from September 30 to October 1. Tickets will go on general sale this Friday (August 5). As well as performances from The Killers on both days, the event will also offer fans a Killers-themed tour of Las Vegas.
The news follows that of Killers bassist Mark Stoermer announcing his second solo album ‘Dark Arts’, which is coming on August 5.
The follow-up to Stoermer’s 2011 solo debut ‘Another Life’, the new album was made with David Hopkins, singer with Las Vegas band Bombay Heavy. The two became friends after Stoermer played bass on the band’s self-titled debut EP from 2014.
The album began after Stoermer finished touring The Killers’ album ‘Battle Born’ in 2015, making ‘Dark Arts’ with Hopkins at The Killers’ Las Vegas studio.