With their Island debut, “Hot Fuss,” having recently passed the 1 million mark in U.S. sales, the Killers plan to keep touring throughout the spring. The Las Vegas-based rock act will begin a fresh round of North American dates April 11 in Phoenix and will remain on the road through May 3 in Denver.
Frontman Brandon Flowers told Billboard.com in December that fans can expect to hear a handful of new songs on the spring dates, including “I Won’t Let You Down,” “Daddy’s Eyes” and “It’s Only Natural.”
The band is in the midst of an international run that encompasses dates in the United Kingdom, Europe and Japan through March 10 in Tokyo. Afterward, it is expected to hunker down for a month of demoing new material with several producers, including Flood (U2, Smashing Pumpkins) and Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, Swervedriver).
“We actually worked with Alan on our record, so we’re familiar with him,” Flowers said. Added drummer Ronnie Vannucci, “That time will be used to get some ideas on tape and tie up the loose ends of the songs that have been written on the road.”
“Hot Fuss” has spawned two No. 3 hits on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart, “Mr. Brightside” and “Somebody Told Me.” The latter track is up for best rock song and best rock performance by a duo or group with vocal Grammys, while “Hot Fuss” is nominated for best rock album.
Here are the Killers’ North American tour dates:
April 11: Phoenix (Marquee Theater)
April 12: La Jolla, Calif. (RIMAC Arena)
April 13: Long Beach, Calif. (Vault 350)
April 16-17: Los Angeles (Wiltern Theatre)
April 19: San Francisco (Fillmore)
April 21: Portland, Ore. (Roseland Theatre)
April 22: Vancouver (Vogue Theatre)
April 26: Edmonton, Alberta (Red’s)
April 27: Calgary, Alberta (MacEwan Hall)
April 29: Boise, Idaho (Big Easy Concert House)
May 2: Salt Lake City (Kingsbury Hall)
May 3: Denver (Paramount Theatre)