The Killers share rousing new single ‘Caution’ and announce details of ‘Imploding The Mirage’

The band team up with Lindsey Buckingham

The Killers have shared their new single ‘Caution‘ and announced release details of their anticipated new album ‘Imploding The Mirage’. The band have also announced the biggest global tour of their career, while address the coronavirus epidemic.

Having been teasing the record for months, the Las Vegas rock veterans have now confirmed that their sixth record will be released on May 29. They’ve also announced more dates for the biggest global tour of their career. Check out full dates below.

Recorded in Utah, Vegas and LA and self-produced in conjunction with Shawn Everett and Jonathan Rado of Foxygen, ‘Imploding The Mirage’ features guest spots from former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, as well as kd lang, Weyes Blood, Adam Granduciel of War On Drugs, Blake Mills, and Lucius.

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Buckingham lends a guitar solo to launch single ‘Caution’, which is an arena-ready dose of emotive Americana and vivid romanticism. Check it out below.

Adding to their extensive UK stadium shows, the band have also revealed details of their biggest global tour to date – with dates in Australia, the US, Europe and Asia. In a statement, The Killers said that they expected the coronavirus epidemic to have died down by the time the tour starts.

“People of Earth, greetings and salutations,” they started. “We’ve been putting this tour together for a long time and we are extremely excited to finally share it with you.

“We have, of course, been paying close attention to the recent precautionary measures around the world and trust that the coronavirus is expected to follow traditional flu patterns.”

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The band continued: “We look forward to a great summer of shows. Look after each other – sing the chorus of ‘Mr Brightside’ when you wash your hands – and see you this summer.”

The Killers' Brandon Flowers
The Killers’ Brandon Flowers

“We’ve been in Utah doing it,” Flowers told NME last year about the new album. “That’s where I fell in love with music for the first time; so it’s interesting to be there again and hear some of that music with the geography matching the sensation.

“Some of that stuff is starting to resurface and a lot of that had to do with synthesiser music. It’s always been part of our DNA but it’s definitely creeping up.”

The Killers have teased an updated tracklist
The Killers’ Brandon Flowers. Credit: Rob Loud/Press

Speaking to NME just before Glastonbury, drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr added: “I wouldn’t call this a concept album, but we’re starting to see the threads of a concept, and we’re having fun with it. I don’t wanna say for sure what the concept is, but I’d say this is more fun, a little bit more up and I love that. I like dark records too. It’s just been Brandon and I… we’ve been having fun with the fact that we don’t have our guitar player, we don’t have our bass player with us, so it sounds different.”

He continued: “There are messages still but it’s a little bit more fun and grateful sounding. Grateful for where we are. There are tons of bands and musicians in this place and we are very grateful for being a band nearly twenty years in, making records. We’re not taking it for granted and this record sounds like that.”

Meanwhile, the band’s upcoming world headline dates are below.

26/5/20 DONCASTER, UK @ KEEPMOAT STADIUM **
28/5/20  FALKIRK, SCOTLAND, UK @ THE FALKIRK STADIUM **  SOLD OUT
30/5/20 MANCHESTER, UK @ EMIRATES OLD TRAFFORD, UK ** SOLD OUT
1/6/20 NORWICH, UK @ CARROW ROAD STADIUM, UK ** SOLD OUT
3/6/20 SOUTHAMPTON, UK @ ST MARY’S STADIUM, UK ** SOLD OUT
5/6/20 LONDON, UK @ EMIRATES STADIUM, UK ^^
6/6/20 LONDON, UK @ EMIRATES STADIUM, UK ^^ SOLD OUT
9/6/20 BRISTOL, UK @ ASHTON GATE STADIUM ## SOLD OUT
11/6/20 COVENTRY, UK @ RICOH STADIUM ## SOLD OUT
13/6/20   MIDDLESBROUGH, UK @ RIVERSIDE STADIUM ## SOLD OUT
16/6/20 DUBLIN, IRELAND @ MALAHIDE CASTLE ^^ SOLD OUT
17/6/20 DUBLIN, IRELAND @ MALAHIDE CASTLE ^^ SOLD OUT
19/6/20 SCHEESSEL, GERMANY @ HURRICANE FESTIVAL
20/6/20 NEUHAUSEN, GERMANY @ SOUTHSIDE FESTIVAL
21/6/20 WERCHTER, BELGIUM @ TW CLASSIC
23/6/20 ZAGREB, CROATIA @ INMUSIC FESTIVAL
27/6/20 STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN @ LOLLAPALOOZA (STOCKHOLM)
6/7/20 AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS @ ZIGGO DOME &&
7/7/20 BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, FRANCE @ LA SEINE MUSICALE &&
9/7/20 MADRID, SPAIN @ MAD COOL FESTIVAL
10/7/20 BILBAO, SPAIN @ BILBAO BBK LIVE FESTIVAL
12/7/20 MILAN, ITALY @ MILANO SUMMER FESTIVAL
14/7/20 VIENNA, AUSTRIA @ STADTHALLE
16/7/20 OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC @ COLOURS OF OSTRAVA FESTIVAL
18/7/20 MOSCOW, RUSSIA @ PARK LIVE FESTIVAL
18/8/20 DENVER, CO @ PEPSI CENTER ++
19/8/20 SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ VIVINT SMART HOME ARENA ++
21/8/20 VANCOUVER, BC @ ROGERS ARENA ++
22/8/20 GEORGE, WA @ GORGE AMPHITHEATRE ++
23/8/20 PORTLAND, OR @ MODA CENTER ++
25/8/20 SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ CHASE CENTER ++
26/8/20 SAN DIEGO, CA @ PECHANGA ARENA ++
28/8/20 LAS VEGAS, NV @ MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA ++
29/8/20 LOS ANGELES, CA @ BANC OF CALIFORNIA STADIUM ++
30/8/20 PHOENIX, AZ @ GILA RIVER ARENA ++
10/9/20 HOUSTON, TX @ TOYOTA CENTER ++
11/9/20 FORT WORTH, TX @ DICKIES ARENA ++
12/9/20 AUSTIN, TX @ FRANK ERWIN CENTER ++
15/9/20 MIAMI, FL @ AMERICANAIRLINES ARENA ++
16/9/20 ORLANDO, FL @ AMWAY CENTER ++
18/9/20 ATLANTA, GA @ STATE FARM ARENA ++
19/9/20 NASHVILLE, TN @ BRIDGESTONE ARENA ++
20/9/20 ST. LOUIS, MO @ CHAIFETZ ARENA ++
22/9/20 ST. PAUL, MN @ XCEL ENERGY CENTER ++
23/9/20 CHICAGO, IL @ UNITED CENTER ++
25/9/20 TORONTO, ON @ SCOTIABANK ARENA ++
26/9/20 MONTREAL, QC @ BELL CENTRE ++
27/9/20 VERONA, NY @ TURNING STONE EVENT CENTER ++
29/9/20 PHILADELPHIA, PA @ WELLS FARGO CENTER ++
1/10/20 NEW YORK, NY @ MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ++
2/10/20 NEW YORK, NY @ MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ++
3/10/20 WASHINGTON, DC @ CAPITAL ONE ARENA ++
5/10/20 BOSTON, MA @ TD GARDEN ++
6/10/20 UNIVERSITY PARK, PA @ BRYCE JORDAN CENTER ++
8/10/20 PITTSBURGH, PA @ PETERSEN EVENTS CENTER ++
9/10/20 CLEVELAND, OH @ ROCKET MORTGAGE FIELDHOUSE ++
10/10/20 DETROIT, MI @ LITTLE CAESARS ARENA ++
11/11/20 BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA @ BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
14/11/20 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA @ QUDOS BANK ARENA
18/11/20 PERTH, AUSTRALIA @ RAC ARENA
21/11/20 MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA @ AAMI PARK
29/11/20 MEXICO CITY, MEXICO @ FORO SOL
1/12/20 MONTERREY, MEXICO @ ARENA MONTERREY
2/12/20 MONTERREY, MEXICO @ ARENA MONTERREY
4/12/20 ZAPOPAN, MEXICO @ ESTADIO 3 DE MARZO

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Johnny Marr (++)
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