Records who had come across their demo on a website dedicated to unsigned bands in the Las Vegas area; after attending a live show he offered to help the band find a record deal and eventually became their manager. He took the band to the San Francisco area, to Berkeley , California, to record demos with former Green Day manager Jeff Saltzman, they then sent the demo tapes out to major record labels in the US.
Despite not yet meeting the band in person, Lizard King were quick to offer the band a deal based on the strength of the five song demo. The Killers signed with the British label in July On August 19, , the song "Mr. On September 29, , the song "Mr. Brightside" was released in the UK on a limited number of CDs and vinyl records. Critical reviews of both the song and the shows were positive: NME noted the band's retro sound, commenting "The Killers steal so smartly, and with such mind-boggling variety".
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The band finished recording Hot Fuss in November with Jeff Saltzman, they decided to keep many of the previously recorded demos as they felt they had a spontaneity that re-recordings would not have. Shortly afterwards they returned to London having been invited to support British Sea Power on their UK tour, the band also worked with Alan Moulder at Eden Studios and Townhouse Studios mixing tracks for their upcoming album.
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The band filmed their first music video for the Spring release of "Somebody Told Me" which was to be the band's debut single in the US and second single in the UK. The band's first headline tour started in the UK in May During the spring and summer of , the group played well-received sets at festivals across Europe and North America which helped add to their growing fanbase.
Upon release Hot Fuss received generally favorable reviews from critics. Brightside"   led to the album becoming a huge commercial success. In the US the album reached its peak position of number seven in April and has been certified 4x Platinum  It reached the top spot in Australia in March , where it was certified 3x Platinum, it has also been certified 4x Platinum in Canada , Platinum in New Zealand and Gold in Argentina , Belgium , Germany and France.
Brightside would eventually be downloaded 3. The band was recognized by Rolling Stone as the "best-selling new rock band of the past year" in June Robbie Williams incorporated the song's refrain "I've got soul but I'm not a soldier" into his own performance.
The case was settled in Shortly after finishing touring for Hot Fuss, The Killers headed back into the studio to start recording their highly anticipated second studio album with producers Alan Moulder and Flood , who were working together for the first time in a decade. Upon completion of the album, Flowers claimed he felt the band had made "one of the best albums of the past twenty years" and that he wanted the album to capture "everything important that got me to where I am today".
In July , the lead single " When You Were Young " was premiered and it became a hit, gaining another two Grammy Award nominations and mostly positive reviews with many bringing attention to the influence of Heartland rock on the song. This has since become an annual tradition. Due to high ticket demand The Killers began headlining arenas including Madison Square Garden for the first time, they also headlined a number of major European festivals during including Glastonbury Festival.enter
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As of July , The Killers have sold 5. The band released a compilation album called Sawdust , containing B-sides, rarities and unreleased material in November Sawdust has been classified Platinum in the UK. The band enlisted Stuart Price to produce their third studio album, he had previously remixed their songs under his Jacques Lu Cont moniker, the most notable being the remix of "Mr. The band took six months apart following the completion of their Sam's Town tour, during this period they would send song ideas between each other and Price via Logic Pro.
The song went on to become a huge hit worldwide, the lyric "Are we human, or are we dancer? Thompson quote where he stated America was raising "a generation of dancers". It has since been voted by one poll as the most confusing song lyric of all time.
The album also saw the band write some of their most personal and challenging lyrics to date, closing track "Goodnight, Travel Well" was written about the death of guitarist Dave Keuning's mother. While " A Dustland Fairytale " was written as a tribute to frontman Brandon Flowers' parents, his mother had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
The tour was named one of the top fifty worldwide concert tours of It was released in November and played at various cinemas across the globe.
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In January , the band announced that they would take a short break after being on the road for the better part of six years. In late February , Flowers' mother died after a two-year fight with brain cancer. This resulted in the cancellation of dates in Asia. The band returned to the stage in when they headlined the new International Lollapalooza Festival in Santiago, Chile on April 2, His death was officially ruled as a suicide. The band headed back into the studio to record their fourth studio album in , during the recording they worked with five different producers Steve Lillywhite , Damian Taylor , Brendan O'Brien , Stuart Price and Daniel Lanois.
This was followed by the release of lead single " Runaways " in July. The Killers' fourth studio album Battle Born was released on September 18, The album became The Killers' fourth consecutive No. The band's Battle Born World Tour proved their most widespread yet with the band visiting new territories including Russia and China. The tour was named the 43rd highest grossing worldwide during Reviews of the show were extremely positive.
On September 11, , the band tweeted a picture, which contained six lines of Morse code. The code was translated to "The Killers Shot at the Night". Bruno plays the "Kill Evil Stevie!
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