The Killers have announced details of their new single, “The Man,” a dazzling first taste of the band’s eagerly anticipated fifth album. The single is available for download and on all streaming services NOW via Island Records, following its worldwide premiere earlier today as “Hottest Record In The World” on BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac show, as well as in the U.S. with I Heart Radio and Sirius XM’s “Alt Nation.”
“The Man” is the first new album material from The Killers since Battle Born in 2012. Recorded with the producer Jacknife Lee during album sessions in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, the song is the first single from the group’s soon-to-be completed new album, which is shaping up to be their most sonically forward thinking record yet; an LP bursting with all of the blazing choruses and arena-filling anthems that make The Killers one of the world’s biggest and most beloved rock bands.
Renowned for his ability to paint evocative pictures of small town American life, Killers frontman Brandon Flowers turns that remarkable skill on himself with “The Man.“ The song finds Brandon looking back on his younger self, the “Brandon Flowers” persona from their Grammy-nominated debut Hot Fuss, and reconciling that wide-eyed character with the man he is now. It’s also the most infectious pop song of their already accomplished career.
The Killers will be playing select U.S. shows in 2017, with headlining stints at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Voodoo Festival, and more. Their show at London’s Hyde Park on 8th July sold out in record time, and they’ll headline multiple festivals this summer in both the U.S. and UK as well as Spain, Sweden, and more. All dates below.
6/22/17 Odense, Denmark @ Tinderbox Festival
6/24/17 Athens, Greece @ Ejekt Festival
6/29/17 Seinajoki, Finland @ Provinssirock Festival
7/1/17 Norrkoping, Sweden @ Bravalla Festival
7/5/17 Novi Sad, Serbia @ Exit Festival
7/7/17 Bilbao, Spain @ Bilbao BBK Live Festival
7/8/17 London, England @ British Summer Time Hyde Park
8/4/17 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
10/6-8/17 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/13-15/17 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/20-22/17 Phoenix, AZ @ Lost Lake Music Festival
10/27-29/17 New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Festival