Photographer Erik Weiss joined The Killers on their 2013 Battle Born tour, capturing sides of the band that are rarely seen thanks to his unprecedented access to Brandon and co. New book Somewhere Outside That Finish Line collects his photos as a visual memoir of the tour, which included intimate homecoming gigs in Las Vegas and a momentous sold-out show at London’s Wembley Stadium. Weiss here captions an exclusive selection of images from the book, and you can get your hands on a copy here.
1Las Vegas, April 2013
Brandon Flowers spending the last days before the beginning of the US tour with her family in his home town Las Vegas. Here he plays the piano together with his youngest son.
2Las Vegas, October 2013
Ronnie Vannucci Jr. in his house in Las Vegas, together with his dog Archie.
3San Francisco, April 2013
The Killers' US Tour started in April with two sold out shows at the Bill Graham Auditorium, San Francisco.
4Beverly Hills, California, May 2013
Brandon Flowers meets Stuart Price in his Studio in Beverly Hills between two concerts in Los Angeles and Anaheim.
5El Paso, Texas, 'Lowbrow Palace', May 2013
Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci talk about the set list for a secret show in El Paso, Texas.
6El Paso, Texas, May 2013
2am, the band plays a secret concert in front of 200 Fans at the Lowbrow Palace. Thousands of fans are waiting outside.
7Nashville, TN, May 2013
Mark Stoermer visiting Jack White's Third Man Record Store before The Killers‘ show at Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
8Somewhere in Virginia, May 2013
The band spending a day off with BBQ somewhere in Virginia between the shows in Nashville and New York.
9New York City, May 2013
On the roof of New York's Madison Square Garden, a few minutes before the show.
10Camden, New Jersey, May 2013
The end of the show in Camden, New Jersey. During the song 'Battle Born' Brandon goes to the fans.
11New York City, May 2013
Ronnie meets Bono after their performance at Saturday Night Live.
12New York City, May 2013
David Blane shows magic tricks at the SNL After Show party.
13Cincinnati, Ohio, May 2013
Dave Keuning playing before the show in Cincinnati.
14Between Italy and Portugal, July 2013
Brandon Flowers, Ronnie Vannucci and tour musician Jake Blanton in the airplane on the way to Portugal.
15Lisbon, Portugal, July 2013
Europe tour stop in Lisbon.
16London, Wembley Stadium, June 22, 2013
The illuminated Wembley Stadium at the end of the show.
17London Wembley Stadium, June 2013
Soundcheck at Wembley Stadium: the day before their sold out concert, it's Brandon Flowers' birthday.
18London Wembley Stadium, June 2013
The band in the catacombs of the Wembley Stadium, on the way to the stage.
19London, Wembley Stadium, June 2013
Enthusiastic fans at the beginning of the show. The band starts with 'Enterlude' and 'When You Were Young' from the album 'Sam's Town'.
20London, Wembley Stadium, June 2013
The show at Wembley Stadium is over, the band is bowing out in front of 90,000 fans.
21Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, August 2013
The day of the show in Charleston, South Carolina is one of the warmest days of the US tour. The temperature is more than 30° and in the afternoon Ronnie and Brandon bathe in the sea at Sullivan's Island.
22Las Vegas, Life Is Beautiful Festival, October 2013
After months of touring all over the world, the band comes back to its hometown in Las Vegas in October 2013 and it is enthusiastically celebrated.
23183: Las Vegas, Life Is Beautiful Festival, October 2013
Dave Keuning rehearsing Lou Reed's 'Pale Blue Eyes'. On the same day of the show in Las Vegas Lou Reed suddenly dies and in his honour the band play the song at that evening's concert.
24Las Vegas, October 2013
Pause in the 'Battle Born' Studio. Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer relax in front of a football match.