The Killers confirm new music is coming this year: Everything we know

A full record will likely arrive 'early next year'
Brandon Flowers of The Killers
Brandon Flowers of The Killers Photo credit Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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It’s almost been a full year since Vegas rockers The Killers gave fans their seventh studio album Pressure Machine, and now, while on the road overseas playing shows in support, the band has revealed that they’ve got another new set of songs they’re preparing to drop sometime in 2023.

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Frontman Brandon Flowers tells NME in a recent chat while backstage at Spain’s Mad Cool Festival over the weekend that The Killers are looking to start providing fans with the new project’s first singles later this year. “We just had a few days off and [producer] Stuart [Price] came and visited us on the road,” he explained. “We’re sending things back and forth, and ideas. I’m talking with [producer] Shawn Everett too, and it’s nice to have that combo,” he adds.

While admitting there will "definitely" be something to hear before the year's end, he deflated any hopes to hear the full offering, saying a "full record will probably be early next year." The first likely single will be the new jam "Boy," which they debuted during their set at Mad Cool on July 7.

"It was the song that took me back home and was sort of the impetus for writing ‘Pressure Machine,'" Flowers says. "What's interesting is that it just didn't make it onto the record -- but its absence is not a reflection of the quality of the song. It was an aesthetic decision to keep it off the record.” Adding, "There’s an optimism to it. It’s in the dust, it’s in the gutter, and it's looking at the stars. It’s writing in more of a new wave vehicle." Drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. agrees, saying that "Boy" has "a different complexion" and is now "more polished."

The Killers are on the road this year on a lengthy 2022 tour in support of 2021's Pressure Machine, featuring the return of guitarist Dave Keuning. Check out the band's full list of upcoming North American dates below, and grab your tickets now!

The Killers 2022 North American Tour dates

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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