The Killers are to be honored by ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) at the 27th annual Pop Music Awards that takes place April 21 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. The Las Vegas band will be presented with ASCAP's Vanguard Award, which recognizes "the impact of musical genres that help shape the future of American music." Previous recipients of the Vanguard Award include such luminaries as The Strokes, Modest Mouse, Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, Beck and Bjork.
Comprised of vocalist/keyboardist Brandon Flowers, guitarist Dave Keuning, bassist Mark Stoermer and drummer Ronnie Vannucci, The Killers were originally signed to a record deal in the UK and quickly rose to international prominence with the release of their debut album, Hot Fuss, in 2004.
The Killers' third studio album, Day & Age, released in 2008, featuring Dave Keuning "axing" lyrical on his Gibson ES-335, has sold over 3 million copies worldwide. The band has also received seven Grammy nominations and won a host of MTV, BRIT and NME awards.
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