American rock band that was formed in 2001, by Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards, bass) and Dave Keuning (lead guitar, backing vocals). The band originated in Las Vegas, Nevada. The name The Killers is derived from a logo on the bass drum of a fictitious band portrayed in the music video for the [A=New Order] Song [b]Crystal[/b].
 Eric Roberts was in their music video "Mr. Bright Side".
Brandon Flowers was a bellhop for a while at the Gold Coast Hotel; Dave Keuning , who was originally from Pella, Iowa, but moved to Las Vegas in early 2000, worked at a Banana Republic; Mark Stoermer worked as a medical courier delivering various medical supplies; and Ronnie Vannucci was a student of classical percussion at UNLV and worked as a photographer at the Little Chapel of Flowers.
Album: "Hot Fuss" (debut), 2004.
Dave Keuning s old stage name, which he no longer uses, was "Tavian Go".
Won Best New Artist in a Video at the 2005 MTV VMAs. They were also nominated for Best Rock Video, Best Group Video, and Best Art Direction in a Video for "Mr. Brightside".
Brandon Flowers married his longtime girlfriend Tana on 2 August, 2005 in Hawaii.
Ancestries: Mark Stoermer - Dutch/Austrian; Dave Keuning - Dutch; Ronnie Vannucci - German/Italian; Brandon Flowers - Scottish/German.
None of the band members smoke. Brandon Flowers quit smoking on November 22, 2006.
Members have included Brandon Flowers (vocals/synthesizer), Dave Keuning , Ronnie Vannucci and Mark Stoermer . There is also an unofficial fifth Killer named Ted, who recently joined their tour and plays backup guitar and keyboards.
Album: "Sams Town" (second album). Went platinum one month after release, 2006. released.
Lampooned by Bill Bailey.
Brandon Flowers,I think that the public hear their pop radio or whatever and they just,get sick of bad music. They want to hear songs again.
Ronnie Vannucci,We want to be important and to last.
Brandon Flowers at Live 8, London,I have no idea who Shed Seven are. If we sounded like them they would,have sold 3 million records and we probably would have heard of them.