In a monumental celebration of their seminal debut album, ‘Hot Fuss,’ renowned rock band The Killers are set to embark on a momentous residency in Las Vegas, their hometown, this summer. The residency, which marks the 20th anniversary of the album, promises a full performance of ‘Hot Fuss’ for the first time in the band’s history. This event, taking place at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, is slated to run from August 14th through August 30th, with tickets available from January 27th.
The Killers, comprising Brandon Flowers on vocals, Dave Keuning on guitar, Mark Stoermer on bass, and Ronnie Vannucci Jr on drums, have established themselves as one of the most influential bands of their generation. Their residency not only celebrates their roots but also their incredible journey in the music industry.
Released in 2004, ‘Hot Fuss‘ catapulted The Killers to international fame, etching its name in the annals of rock history. The album, characterized by its eclectic blend of post-punk revival and new wave, peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 and soared to No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart. It has since achieved multi-platinum status, solidifying its status as a modern classic.
The album’s enduring appeal is partly due to its hit singles, “Mr. Brightside” and “Somebody Told Me.” These tracks not only became the cornerstone of The Killers’ repertoire but also anthems for a generation. Other notable songs from the album, like “Jenny Was a Friend of Mine,” “Smile Like You Mean It,” and “All These Things That I’ve Done,” have remained fan favorites over the years.
In addition to the residency, The Killers are also making waves with their latest musical endeavors. On Christmas Day, they released a new song titled “We Did It In the Name of Love,” which showcases their signature guitar-driven sound with a blend of goth and new wave influences. This release followed their new greatest hits compilation, ‘Rebel Diamonds,’ featuring another new track, “Spirit.” This collection highlights the band’s impressive catalog and their evolution over the past two decades.
Moreover, the band’s recent activities extend beyond studio recordings. Last year, they headlined major festivals like the Reading and Leeds Festivals in the UK and the Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas. Their sixth studio album, ‘Imploding The Mirage,’ released in August 2020, and its follow-up, ‘Pressure Machine,’ in 2021, have continued to affirm their position in rock music.
The Killers’ upcoming residency is not just a nod to their past but a celebration of their ongoing musical journey. It offers fans a rare opportunity to experience ‘Hot Fuss’ in its entirety, a testament to the album’s lasting impact and the band’s enduring appeal.