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Old 07-19-21, 08:36 AM
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The Killers - Pressure Machine - 8/13/21

The Killers will return next month with a new album. Entitled Pressure Machine, it’s officially due out on August 13th via Island Records. It marks the band’s seventh album to date and arrives exactly a year after the release of Imploding the Mirage.

Because of the pandemic, The Killers were unable to tour behind Imploding the Mirage following its release last August. So, instead, Brandon Flowers and co. headed into the studio to work up on a follow-up record.

Understandably, the resulting LP, Pressure Machine, is heavily influenced by the events of the last 15 months, as “it was the first time in a long time for me that I was faced with silence,” explains Flowers in a statement. “And out of that silence this record began to bloom, full of songs that would have otherwise been too quiet and drowned out by the noise of typical Killers records.”

Press materials for Pressure Machine describe it as “a quieter, character-study-driven album… based on the memories and stories of people” from Flowers’ hometown of Nephi, Utah.

“We were discussing [Brandon] moving to Nephi as a kid and being stuck in the middle of nowhere,” explains drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. “And during COVID-19, it started to feel like we were all in the middle of nowhere.”

Adds Flowers: “I discovered this grief that I hadn’t dealt with, many memories of my time in Nephi are tender. But the ones tied to fear or great sadness were emotionally charged. I’ve got more understanding now than when we started the band, and hopefully I was able to do justice to these stories and these lives in this little town that I grew up in.”

The Killers plan to tour behind both Imploding the Mirage and Pressure Machine starting in 2022. To coincide with today’s album announcement, they’ve revealed dates for a lengthy North American tour running from August to October. Tickets for these dates go on sale Friday, July 23rd at 10:00 a.m. local time.




The Killers 2022 Tour Dates:
08/19 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
08/20 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena
08/21 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
08/23 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
08/24 – San Diego, CA @ Pechanga Arena
08/26 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
08/27 – Los Angeles CA @ Banc of California Stadium
08/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Arena
08/31 – Denver CO @ Ball Arena
09/98 – Houston TX @ Toyota Center
09/09 – Austin TX @ Moody Center
09/10 – Fort Worth TX @ Dickies Arena
09/13 – Miami FL @ FTX Arena
09/14 – Orlando FL @ Amway Center
09/16 – Atlanta GA @ State Farm Arena
09/17 – Nashville TN @ Bridgestone Arena
08/18 – St. Louis MO @ Chaifetz Arena
09/20 – St. Paul MN @ Xcel Energy Center
09/21 – Chicago IL @ United Center
09/23 – Toronto ON @ Scotiabank Arena
09/24 – Montreal QC @ Bell Centre
09/25 – Verona NY @ Turning Stone Event Center
09/29 – Washington DC @ Capital One Arena
09/30 – New York NY @ Madison Square Garden
10/01 – New York NY @ Madison Square Garden
10/03 – Boston MA @ TD Garden
10/04 – University Park PA @ Bryce Jordan Center
10/06 – Pittsburgh PA @ Petersen Events Center
10/07 – Cleveland OH @ Wolstein Center
10/08 – Detroit MI @ Little Caesars Arena
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Re: The Killers - Pressure Machine - 8/13/21

Fan of the band, but I'm surprised they can still sell arenas.

I wasn't a big fan of Imploding the Mirage, maybe this one will be better.
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I thought Imploding The Mirage was great and their best album since Day & Age.
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Re: The Killers - Pressure Machine - 8/13/21

I got an email days ago saying they were going to send me a pre-sale code via another email. The presale went up today and they never sent me a code.

Edit : Nope, not correct. Tickets went on sale at 10 AM. Got the pre-sale email at 11:37 AM. In any case, I'm going and have good seats on the side risers (the floor is all GA, which my wife totally hates and would never agree to).
We'll be going to GnR at Allegiant the very next day, so that's a busy week.

The Killers are my wife's favorite current band. Since they're local, we must have seen them 5 or 6 times already.

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I never got the second email. I got into TM and would’ve been able to get GA ticket for MSG… but nope… no code. No there’s no GA left. I hope they open more up during the general onsale.

Decker GnR is 2021. The Killers dates are for 2022. Over a year away!
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Decker GnR is 2021. The Killers dates are for 2022. Over a year away!
I just figured this out myself! I only realized it when I bought my Golden Knights tickets and noticed that all 11 games were before that Killers concert.
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Band announced the album's 11 tracks. Collaboration with Phoebe Bridger!

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Bought a copy of the CD from the band’s website, autographed by Brandon, for $20 shipped. I hope it’s the perfect gift for a true Victim, like my wife.
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Phoebe Bridgers is great as part of Better Oblivion Community Center with Conor Oberst. Check their album out, it's very nice.
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Phoebe Bridgers is great as part of Better Oblivion Community Center with Conor Oberst. Check their album out, it's very nice.
I’ve listened to her two albums and Boy Genius a ton but haven’t heard that yet. Will check it out.
Her many collaborations lately have been so in my wheelhouse— The Killers, Taylor Swift, Lorde, Sir Paul McCartney — that I was genuinely surprised when she wasn’t featured on the new Aimee Mann album.
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Re: The Killers - Pressure Machine - 8/13/21

Now we've known since their second album that The Killers were heavily influenced by Bruce Springsteen. But there's a difference between inspiration and being a cover band. This album leans heavily on The Boss, to the point that a lot of it doesn't even sound like a Killers album.
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Re: The Killers - Pressure Machine - 8/13/21

I've run through it a few times now and I dig it. I still think Imploding The Mirage is their best album in years. I don't like bands that keep putting out the same album over and over, so I like the change in this one. The two of these are a step in the right direction after Battle Born and Wonderful Wonderful which I found pretty forgettable.

I haven't listened to the version with the townspeople interviews. That doesn't really interest me much. Thankfully, there is an abridged version.

Apparently they've already started working on their next album to some degree.

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I never got the second email. I got into TM and would’ve been able to get GA ticket for MSG… but nope… no code. No there’s no GA left. I hope they open more up during the general onsale.

Decker GnR is 2021. The Killers dates are for 2022. Over a year away!
Okay it’s 2022. I think the concert is tomorrow.

BTW : I love their new single “Boy”. As the name in plays, it’s heavily inspired by U2.
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I’m so glad they put out an abridged version. I do really like the record

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