The Killers

American rock band

The Killers are an American rock band. It was formed in Las Vegas in 2001. The band's current lineup (as of 2023) comprising of Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards, bass), Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (drums, percussion), and Dave Keuning (lead guitar, backing vocals). Mark Stoermer (bass, rhythm guitar, backing vocals) who along with Vannucci Jr. joined The Killers in 2002.[1] The band's name is from a logo on the bass drum of a band shown in the music video for the New Order song "Crystal".[2]

The Killers
The Killers at Hyde Park in 2017. Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (drums), Dave Keuning (guitar) and Brandon Flowers (vocals, keys)
The Killers at Hyde Park in 2017. Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (drums), Dave Keuning (guitar) and Brandon Flowers (vocals, keys)
Background information
OriginLas Vegas, Nevada, United States o
GenresPop rock, alternative rock, new wave, post-punk revival, synthpop
Years active2001–present
LabelsIsland, Vertigo, Marrakesh /Lizard King
MembersBrandon Flowers
Ronnie Vannucci Jr.
Dave Keuning
Past member(s)Mark Stoermer
Dell Neal
Matt Norcross
Brian Havens

The band has released seven successful studio albums: Hot Fuss (2004), Sam's Town (2006), Day & Age (2008), Battle Born (2012), Wonderful Wonderful (2017), Imploding the Mirage (2020), and Pressure Machine (2021) They have also released a B-sides and rarities compilation, Sawdust (2007); a live album, Live from the Royal Albert Hall (2009); a greatest-hits album, Direct Hits (2013); and a Christmas compilation, Don't Waste Your Wishes (2016).

The Killers are considered one of the biggest rock bands of the 21st century,[3] and the most successful act to ever emerge from Nevada, selling more than 28 million records worldwide, including 10.8 million in the US alone.[4][5] They have performed in over 50 countries and on six continents, headlining venues such as Madison Square Garden, Wembley Stadium and Glastonbury Festival (2007 and 2019).

On August 4, 2017 It was announced that Dave Keuning had left The Killers after 15 years with the band. He left so he could make music alone, But Keuning rejoined the band in 2020. Mark Stoermer left the band in On the same day as Keuning rejoins after 18 years performing with the band due to Covid and touring hiatus since 2016 in order to continue to make another solo record.

Band members


Current members

  • Brandon Flowers – lead vocals, keyboards, bass (2001–present)
  • Ronnie Vannucci Jr. – drums, percussion, backing vocals (2002–present)
  • Dave Keuning – lead guitar, backing vocals (2001–2017, 2020–present); rhythm guitar (2001–2002, 2020–present)

Current touring musicians

  • Ted Sablay – lead guitar (2017–2020, 2022–present), rhythm guitar, keyboards (2006–2007, 2011–2017, 2020–2022), backing vocals (2006–2007, 2011–present)
  • Jake Blanton – bass (2013, 2016–present), keyboards, rhythm guitar (2011–2016), backing vocals (2011–present)
  • Erica Canales – backing vocals (2017–present)
  • Melissa Mcmillan – backing vocals (2021–present)
  • Tori Allen – backing vocals, violin, rhythm guitar (2021–present)
  • Robbie Connolly – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2017–present)
  • Taylor Milne – rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (2017–2020, 2022–present)

Former members

  • Mark Stoermer – bass, rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2002–2020)
  • Dell Neal – bass, backing vocals (2001–2002)
  • Brian Havens – drums (2002)
  • Mat Norcross – drums (2001–2002)

Former touring musicians

  • Rob Whited – percussion, backing vocals (2006–2014)
  • Bobby Lee Parker – acoustic guitar (2008–2014)
  • Ray Suen – keyboards, violin, rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2008–2010)
  • Tommy Marth – saxophone, backing vocals (2008–2010, died 2012)
  • Brian Karscig – rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (2016)
  • Amanda Brown – backing vocals (2017–2018)
  • Danielle Withers – backing vocals (2017–2018)


Touring musicians timeline



Studio albums

  • Hot Fuss
  • Sam's Town
  • Day & Age
  • Battle Born
  • Wonderful Wonderful
  • Imploding the Mirage
  • Pressure Machine

Compilation albums

  • Sawdust
  • Direct Hits
  • Don't Waste Your Wishes

Live albums

  • Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Extended plays

  • (Red) Christmas EP

Concert tours

  • Hot Fuss Tour (2003–2005)
  • Battle Born World Tour (2013–2014)
  • Wonderful Wonderful World Tour (2017–2018)
  • Imploding the Mirage World Tour (2022–present)


  1. "The Killers". Billboard: The International Newsweekly of Music, Video and Home Entertainment.
  2. Bourne, Dianne (February 20, 2013). "Video: Bernard Sumner joins The Killers in celebration of their 'musical home'". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
  3. Barlow, Eve (March 22, 2015). "Brandon Flowers on The Desired Effect: 'Every song on this album is a single'". The Guardian.
  4. "Colours of Ostrava - The Killers". Retrieved August 21, 2020.
  5. "The Killers' Catalog Acquired in Eldridge's First Music Publishing Deal". 17 November 2020. Retrieved November 21, 2020.