The Killers announce new album based on 'memories and stories' of Brandon Flowers

Plus, see a full list of tour dates in support of their new record 'Pressure Machine'
Brandon Flowers of The Killers
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When The Killers released their latest album Imploding the Mirage back in August 2020, it marked their first record since 2017. Their 2017 record Wonderful Wonderful marked their first album since 2012. It’d be easy to think the band would take some time off before dropping a new album. That’s not the case.

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The Killers have been teasing the possibility of a new album for quite a while, but now it’s been made official.

Pressure Machine marks the seventh studio album from The Killers and is set to be released on August 13. The album was co-produced by the band, along with Shawn Everett, and Jonathan Rado (of Foxygen), all of whom worked on their 2020 record Imploding The Mirage.

The new album was inspired by frontman Brandon Flowers' upbringing in the small community of Nephi, Utah. Flowers spent his formative years (10-16) in Nephi, a community of 5,300 people. “Had it not been for advancements in the automotive industry, Nephi in the 90s could have been the 1950s,” Flowers said in a statement.

“I discovered this grief that I hadn’t dealt with,” he added. “Many memories of my time in Nephi are tender. But the ones tied to fear or great sadness were emotionally charged.  I’ve got more understanding now than when we started the band, and hopefully I was able to do justice to these stories and these lives in this little town that I grew up in.”

“We were discussing [Brandon] moving to Nephi as a kid and being stuck in the middle of nowhere,” the band’s drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. added. “And during COVID-19, it started to feel like we were all in the middle of nowhere.”

The news of the album and the contents of the album fall in line with comments Vannucci Jr. previously made when he said the band’s next album would be “very different from the normal Killers stuff.”

“We instead made another record,” he said at the time, “which is a bit of a concept record and very different from the normal Killers stuff.”

The Killers also announced a lengthy 2022 tour in support of the record. Check out the full dates below and purchase tickets on Friday, July 23 at 10AM local time.

The Killers 2022 North American Tour

08/19 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
08/20 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena
08/21 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
08/23 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
08/24 – San Diego, CA @ Pechanga Arena
08/26 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
08/27 – Los Angeles CA @ Banc of California Stadium
08/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Arena
08/31 – Denver CO @ Ball Arena
09/98 – Houston TX @ Toyota Center
09/09 – Austin TX @ Moody Center
09/10 – Fort Worth TX @ Dickies Arena
09/13 – Miami FL @ FTX Arena
09/14 – Orlando FL @ Amway Center
09/16 – Atlanta GA @ State Farm Arena
09/17 – Nashville TN @ Bridgestone Arena
08/18 – St. Louis MO @ Chaifetz Arena
09/20 – St. Paul MN @ Xcel Energy Center
09/21 – Chicago IL @ United Center
09/23 – Toronto ON @ Scotiabank Arena
09/24 – Montreal QC @ Bell Centre
09/25 – Verona NY @ Turning Stone Event Center
09/29 – Washington DC @ Capital One Arena
09/30 – New York NY @ Madison Square Garden
10/01 – New York NY @ Madison Square Garden
10/03 – Boston MA @ TD Garden
10/04 – University Park PA @ Bryce Jordan Center
10/06 – Pittsburgh PA @ Petersen Events Center
10/07 – Cleveland OH @ Wolstein Center
10/08 – Detroit MI @ Little Caesars Arena

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