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Pop / Rock 24/08/2020

The Killers' New Album Imploding The Mirage Is Out Now

The Killers' New Album Imploding The Mirage Is Out Now

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) The Killers new album, Imploding The Mirage, is available worldwide today, August 21, 2020 on Island Records/Universal Music. Imploding The Mirage, The Killers' sixth studio album and the follow up to 2017's chart topping Wonderful Wonderful, has already spawned a monster hit in first single "Caution" which reached #1 at the top of both the Alternative and Triple A radio charts. More recently, they released impressive tracks "Dying Breed," "Fire In Bone" and "My Own Soul's Warning". A video for "My Own Soul's Warning" has also debuted.

At Apple Music, the new album is accompanied by a short film directed by Singh Lee, highlighting multiple songs from the new project as part of an Apple Music Film Edition of Imploding the Mirage.

Imploding The Mirage - produced by the band in conjunction with Shawn Everett and Jonathan Rado of Foxygen - was recorded in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Park City, UT. It is the first Killers album to be written and recorded since leaving their hometown of Las Vegas, NV. Imploding The Mirage also features a brilliant array of collaborators, another first for the band who have typically kept guest spots on their albums to a minimum. The list of featured artists includes Lindsey Buckingham, kd lang, Weyes Blood, Adam Granduciel (War On Drugs), Blake Mills, and Lucius.

Following impressive performances on Global Citizens' "One World, Together At Home", The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Ellen, Macy's 4th July Firework Show, and CBS This Morning, The Killers performed "Blowback" last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (watch HERE) and "Caution" and "Mr. Brightside" on Good Morning America this morning.

The Killers intend to tour in 2021 with rescheduled dates for all original shows below. The tour, the band's biggest ever, sold out in hours when initial dates went on sale late last year, but fans have been assured that all tickets held for the original dates will be honored and are transferable to the corresponding 2021 show.

Tuesday 25th May 2021 DONCASTER, KEEPMOAT STADIUM **
Thursday 27th May 2021 BRISTOL, ASHTON GATE STADIUM ##
Saturday 29th May 2021 COVENTRY, RICOH STADIUM ##
Monday 31st May 2021 SOUTHAMPTON, ST MARY'S STADIUM **
Wednesday 2nd June 2021 NORWICH, CARROW ROAD STADIUM **
Friday 4th June 2021 LONDON, EMIRATES STADIUM ^^
Saturday 5th June 2021 LONDON, EMIRATES STADIUM ^^
Tuesday 8th June 2021 FALKIRK, THE FALKIRK STADIUM **
Thursday 10th June 2021 MIDDLESBROUGH, RIVERSIDE STADIUM ##
Saturday 12th June 2021 MANCHESTER, EMIRATES OLD TRAFFORD **
Tuesday 15th June 2021 DUBLIN, MALAHIDE CASTLE^^
Wednesday 16th June 2021 DUBLIN, MALAHIDE CASTLE ^^

The Killers will be joined by Special Guests Blossoms (dates marked **), Sam Fender (dates marked ^^) and Manic Street Preachers (dates marked ##) at the shows. Remaining tickets for selected dates are available from gigsandtours.com and ticketmaster.co.uk.

Since the release of their 2004 debut, Hot Fuss, The Killers have sold 28 million albums, headlined stadiums and festivals around the world and won dozens of accolades globally. The band continues their reign as America's heartland heroes as they head into Imploding The Mirage. Following their 2017 Billboard #1 album, Wonderful Wonderful - a love letter of sorts, as Brandon Flowers crafted songs of encouragement to his wife during crippling bouts of depression - Imploding The Mirage is the light after the dark; the overcoming of sadness and moving into celebration. It's a record about eternal love, perseverance through hard times, and the strength gained from friendships and familial bonds whilst weathering a storm.

Indeed, Imploding The Mirage leaves the grit and glitter of Vegas behind for something more expansive and triumphant. (Literally. Flowers moved his family from the parched flats of Vegas, NV to the lush mountains of Utah before beginning work on the record.) It's an album that also pushed the band out of their musical comfort zone, exploring new terrain and referencing the albums in their collection that filled them with a sense of romance and camaraderie in their youth. Influences include Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel, as well as Killers' touchstones like Bruce Springsteen and New Order. Throughout it all, Flowers remains a wholly singular songwriter.

Media Praise For Imploding The Mirage so far:
- THE FORTY FIVE **** - A winning formula from the world's biggest band. .. This is, for the most part, vintage Killers - glittering, gigantic and boldly triumphant.
- NME ***** - If 'Wonderful Wonderful' was an arm around a trembling shoulder, 'Imploding The Mirage' is a raised fist to the future.
It's the sort of attitude that could help us all endure such trying times, and The Killers' sixth album sounds unbreakable too. They long ago reached their natural pumped-up radio rock peak, yet here sound as though they've been hitting the sonic steroids.
The Killers have made another dazzling statement of ultra-modern pomp, and one arguably even more in step with new generations of alt-rock. It's a musical DeLorean: rooted in mainstream Americana but speeding into adventurous horizons.
- DIY **** - An album that feels rich and invigorating, and proves they're still one of our most treasured bands for a reason.
- MAIL ON SUNDAY **** - This album is all Killer, no filler.
- CLASH 8/10 - A breathless career-high from the Las Vegas group, pitching the wide open vistas so potently explored in their lyrics against tender evocations of love and faith.
Sheer, unabashed stadium sonics delivered with a heart of gold, 'Imploding The Mirage' finds The Killers providing one of the biggest - in both a sonic and emotional sense - albums of their career. It's a propulsive achievement, pushing their songwriting to the limit in a thrilling, Devil-may-care manner. Irony-free and infused with feeling until it bursts, 'Imploding The Mirage' is the counterpoint to quarantine claustrophobia - it's the sound of countless doors being opened, with The Killers stepping away from their limitations in a blast of undiluted ambitions.
- GIGWISE 7/10 - Imploding The Mirage is the light after the dark - a record about infinite love, perseverance, and the strength gained from weathering a storm. It's especially exciting to hear an array of collaborators, a first for a band who have formerly kept guest spots to a minimum. Now, The Killers extend beyond the classic sounds in their arsenal and welcome unique twists. The result is an expansive and triumphant sound that leaves the grit and glitter of Las Vegas behind as they explore new terrain.






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