The Killers' Brandon Flowers teases intimate Hot Fuss 20th anniversary shows

8 December 2023, 17:32

Brandon Flowers Performs At O2 Brixton Academy In London
Brandon Flowers in 2015. Picture: Brian Rasic/Redferns via Getty Images)

The Killers frontman has let slip the band are also set to play tiny dates to celebrate the release of their debut album.

Listen to this article

Loading audio...

By Jenny Mensah

Brandon Flowers has talked about the possibility of The Killers playing intimate Hot Fuss shows.

The band's debut album was released on 7th June 2004 and included the hits Mr. Brightside, Smile Like You Mean It, Somebody Told Me and All These Things That I Have Done.

When speaking to Zane Lowe about their career over the last 20 years, Lowe remarked at the end of their interview: “Twenty years, isn’t it crazy?" to which the frontman responded: "It is crazy. I’ve got 20 more in me."

Then quizzed if there could be more music around the corner, he replied: “No. I think we are planning maybe some anniversary shows, which I wish I could tell more [...] so we will figure something out there..."

Lowe, then looking at his notes exclaimed: "Oh they’re f***ng here! I won’t say anything. They are small! Yo, one of those is f***ing small. Dude. Oh my god. Bro, that is like... I might have to come out for that."

Keeping his tight-lipped Flowers continued: "The goal for me if I can get anybody on the phone is to get all four of us to make a record."

The Killers are already planning to mark 20 years of Hot Fuss and their new greatest hits album, Rebel Diamonds, with huge 2024 UK and Ireland tour dates.

Announcing their celebratory shows on this side of the pond, the band said: "It's only right that we give first dibs to the land that gave us our first big shot at doing what we do!"

Their summer dates, which went on sale this week, will see the band play three nights each at Dublin's 3Arena and Glasgow's OVO Hydro plus four mammoth nights each at The Co-Op Manchester and The O2, London - with extra dates added due to phenomenal demand.

See The Killers' 2024 Greatest Hits UK and Ireland tour dates:

  • 12th June 2024: Dublin 3 Arena - EXTRA DATE ADDED
  • 14th June 2024 Dublin 3 Arena
  • 15th June 2024 Dublin 3 Arena
  • 18th June 2024: Manchester Co-op Live
  • 19th June 2024: Manchester Co-op Live
  • 21st June 2024: Manchester Co-op Live
  • 22nd June 2024: Manchester - EXTRA DATE ADDED
  • 25th June 2024: Glasgow OVO Hydro
  • 26th June 2024: Glasgow OVO Hydro
  • 27th June 2024 Glasgow OVO Hydro - EXTRA DATE ADDED
  • 4th July 2024: The O2, London
  • 5th July 2024: The O2, London
  • 7th July 2024: The O2, London
  • 8th July 2024: The O2London  - EXTRA DATE ADDED

Meanwhile, Rebel Diamonds is released on 8th December.

The collection includes 20 tracks and brings together classic Killers songs, such as Jenny Was A friend of Mine, Mr. Brightside and When You Were Young alongside their more recent works, The Man, My Own Soul's Warning, and their synth-laden Boy single. The album also includes their rave-inspired new track, Spirit, which was unveiled just this week.

Listen to the track below:

The Killers - Spirit (Visualizer)

More on The Killers

The Killers - Mr Brightside

Mr Brightside: Inside The Killers' biggest song

The Killers in 2006: Brandon Flowers, Mark Stoermer, Ronnie Vannucci Jr and Dave Keuning

Why is The Killers' second album called Sam's Town?

The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers was influenced by author Hunter S. Thompson.

Why is THAT line in The Killers' Human so controversial?

Brandon Flowers of The Killers and Sam Endicott of The Bravery

Why Brandon Flowers "trash-talked" The Bravery