THE KILLERS are thrilled to share the details of their forthcoming, highly-anticipated sixth studio album, Imploding The Mirage, which is set for release on May 29, 2020 on Island Records. The album – 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.
The album’s first single, “Caution”, is all of Imploding The Mirage’s excellence densely packed into three and a half minutes. Both refreshingly next level and reminiscent of the band’s much-loved albums Sam’s Town and Battle Born, it finds The Killers evoking the spirit of ambitious reinvention matched with the kind of anthemic chorus to which they’ve become synonymous. The track also features an iconic guitar solo courtesy of the legendary Lindsey Buckingham.
The Killers are also thrilled to announce additional dates around the globe — playing some of the biggest venues in the world — to their already sold-out UK and European tour this summer. When announced this past fall, the band’s ten UK stadium concerts sold out immediately, moving over 350,000 tickets within hours. The UK leg will include two sold out nights at the 55,000 capacity London Emirates Stadium as well as a 50,000 capacity show in Manchester at Emirates Old Trafford. These sold out stadium shows come on the back of the band’s triumphant 2019 Saturday night headline slot at the 150,000 capacity Glastonbury festival, where the band treated the rapturous crowd with surprise performances from The Smiths’ Johnny Marr and Pet Shop Boys. Special guest Johnny Marr joins the band again this summer as opener for the U.S and Canadian shows.