The Killers premiered a new song when they played a show in Canada last night.
During the band’s show at Ontario’s Caesars Windsor, The Killers played a new song which mainly featured Brandon Flowers at the piano. They also covered Interpol single ‘Obstacle 1’. The new song can be seen here via fansite Can It Be The Way It Was.
The show was the first since bassist Mark Stoermer announced last week that he had quit touring to focus on the release of his new solo album ‘Dark Arts’ and “educational opportunities”. His replacement is Jake Blanton, who previously played when Stoermer was unable to tour the Far East in 2013. He also played on Flowers’ solo album ‘Flamingo’.
Stoermer will, however, still be involved in the recording of The Killers’ new album, their first since ‘Battle Born’ in 2012. The band are currently writing the album and have yet to fully get involved in production.
Talking to Loaded last November, Flowers said that the new album may involve a new sound for the band. He said: ““(‘Battle Born’ producer) Flood asked me, ‘Which Killers are you going to be this time?’ I told him that maybe there’s a Killers we haven’t been yet. That’s really exciting. What I want is to take the experience of playing over a thousand shows and mix that with the enthusiasm we had making our first album, ‘Hot Fuss’.”