The Killers Taking Break This Year

The Killers are taking a long break once they've wrapped-up their current tour of Australia.

The Killers Taking Break This Year
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The Killers are taking a long break once they've wrapped-up their current tour of Australia. The exhausted Las Vegas rockers have barely had two minutes to relax, having toured the world repeatedly in the last six years - so now plan to take a well-earned rest for the rest of the year. Guitarist Dave Keuning explains: "I'm not sure if people are aware of it but this is probably our last shows for a while. Unless some surprise thing comes up but most likely these are our last shows for a while. We're having a break." Keuning told the AAP from Las Vegas on Wednesday (January 13): "We haven't had a break in quite a while. It's just been touring and making records and on and on and on. It's been like six years just kind of connected together. "There hasn't been much time where we haven't been either touring or taking time to make another record. It's like people just expect us to do that non-stop till we die, but we just want a little bit of time off, just to be myself and do what I want to do for a little bit." Thanks for the report to Angryape.com.

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    Cerelil
    Just another landfill indie band. Record labels will be dropping them in favour for synth acts soon.
    metallichris91
    AngryGoldfish wrote: "do what I want to do for a little bit." I imagined he was doing what he wanted to do.
    exactly what i thought. touring the world with your bandmates, making records and having a blast in the process, such a chore eh? ill give my left nut to have his job!
    6syxx6
    there was once a time when led zep, floyd, sabbath, and pearl jam, alice in chains, smashing pumpkins were ruling the charts. Thats when pop was good. Pop isnt genre defining.
    BLASPHEMY!!!! This represents an all time low for the UG community. To suggest that Zeppelin, Floyd or Sabbath was ever defined as pop just... /sad
    waxtheimpaler
    You all have to think though, after 6 years of constant touring and recording, wouldn't you need a break as well?It seems awesome to be touring the world with your bandmates, but after 6 years of being around the same dudes all the time, you're going to get a bit sick of them, no matter who they are. I may be the only one on UG that actually LOVES everything they've put out, but I'm a bass player and their bassist Mark Stoermer writes some damn catchy bass lines. I saw them on their Day & Age tour at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, and it was one of the best shows I've ever seen. I'm happy for them if they want to take a break,because they deserve it. It's only a year.
    scimitar_255
    I love the Killers, especially Sam's Town. Definitely one of my favourite albums of the decade. A little disappointed by Day & Age, so I hope this break revitalizes them.
    guitarist41
    "Are we human or are we dancers?" - Possibly the worst line ever. I hope they break up.
    bowdowntomono
    Bigshoutout wrote: EL2T wrote: Never really understood the fuss about the Killers... I'm not even too sure about how good a singer Brendon Flowers is... A very good one, he can go quite high and still maintains a great tone quality.
    He was amazing on Hot Fuss, but his voice went all weird on Sam's Town. Still a good two albums though, although I'm really not keen on Day and Age.
    GIBSONroks6167
    6syxx6 wrote: pop music is the enemy
    that's right. so is the government, foreigners, and people who are just too damn happy. *rolls eyes* have an open mind people. i'm not saying be hippies and go dance around naked in the mud...but c'mon pop music is "POPular" music, its not a synonym for garbage (although i'll admit a lot of it is, I'm just saying not ALL pop is tasteless trash)
    b_flo
    Hopefully they get a better FOH engineer. The audio guy, they've had for the last couple of tours, makes them sound horrible....they hired him, coz he's a long-time friend of theirs.
    xalo&H410
    The Killers is like a milestone of mainstream indie/pop. They definitely deserve a break, especially since their albums pretty much got worse. Regardless, i'll stick by them til' the end.
    daedley
    they deserve it, I hope they come out with another brilliant album. To me the The Killers will never lose their relevance. But I really want more of their music and you can't rush perfection. And why all of the hate for the killers? All of you hard classic rock fans hate them that much? They're amazing in my opinion.
    b_flo
    6syxx6 wrote: there was once a time when led zep, floyd, sabbath, and pearl jam, alice in chains, smashing pumpkins were ruling the charts. Thats when pop was good. Pop isnt genre defining. BLASPHEMY!!!! This represents an all time low for the UG community. To suggest that Zeppelin, Floyd or Sabbath was ever defined as pop just... /sad
    Actually, 'Pop' music really means popular music...and at that time, popular music was great!...b4 Disco came for a brief while. So yes, back in the 70's, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath were popular music. As it gets older, it becomes Classic Rock...which Metallica, Motley Crue and G'n'R are bordering right now.
    ndschroede23
    GenerationKILL wrote: spitonastranger wrote: GenerationKILL wrote: guys guys guys!!! This just means we can focus more time on a band thats doing what the Killers are doing, but doing it WAY WAY WAY better: your kidding right? there are so few parallels to draw it's ridiculous MUSE! really? because i thought songs like "supermassive blackhole" sounded awfully simular to alot of killers songs with its pop dispositions and its dancy feel. I thought the two of these bands having an electro-sorta-dance-ish sound kinda made them comparable. But you seem to be the expert on these sorts of things, what with your high paying musical critiquing job and your years and years of skill and expertise, maybe you're right. in other words, blow it out your ass.
    That's really the only Muse song I would qualify as "dancey," at least in the way that I'd call a Killers' song "dancey."
    vandertramps
    i think the people knocking day and age havent given it a chance. give it another try, its a grower
    Bugman88
    vandertramps wrote: i think the people knocking day and age havent given it a chance. give it another try, its a grower
    Agreed.
    SG-Jack
    Day & Age was sh*t in a compact disc. First album was okay, can't stick another tired rendition of Mr. Brightside though, second album was pretty much more of the same, with some changes to the previous record and some quirky arrangments, perhaps not as good. And to say Muse's Supermassive Black Hole sounds like The Killers is just stupid. And it is also stupid to compare the two bands, Muse are leagues ahead of The Killers, both on record and live. Either way I'll be listening to their next record when it eventually comes.
    Bugman88
    SG-Jack wrote: Day & Age was sh*t in a compact disc. First album was okay, can't stick another tired rendition of Mr. Brightside though, second album was pretty much more of the same, with some changes to the previous record and some quirky arrangments, perhaps not as good. And to say Muse's Supermassive Black Hole sounds like The Killers is just stupid. And it is also stupid to compare the two bands, Muse are leagues ahead of The Killers, both on record and live. Either way I'll be listening to their next record when it eventually comes.
    yeah right, Muse is nowhere near The Killers. Their last album was horrible
    SG-Jack wrote: Day & Age was sh*t in a compact disc. First album was okay, can't stick another tired rendition of Mr. Brightside though, second album was pretty much more of the same, with some changes to the previous record and some quirky arrangments, perhaps not as good. And to say Muse's Supermassive Black Hole sounds like The Killers is just stupid. And it is also stupid to compare the two bands, Muse are leagues ahead of The Killers, both on record and live. Either way I'll be listening to their next record when it eventually comes.
    stfu
    james975
    hazydavy wrote: Am I the only person who thinks Sam's Town was better than Hot Fuss? It was such a radical departure and a hell of a brave move. He got reamed a bit for some of his comments at the time,but I think those comments were blown out of proportion and used against him. That album is in my personal top 5...right up there with Born to Run. I understand what he was reaching for. Day and Age...still don't get it...hope they come back even better.
    I totally agree with this. Sams Town is exponentially better than Hot Fuss, at least in my opinion. I thought Day and Age was a big step backwards for the group except for the masterpiece that was 'Goodnight, Travel Well'. Hope this break allows them to re-discover the magic touch they had with Sam's Town.
    hazydavy
    Am I the only person who thinks Sam's Town was better than Hot Fuss? It was such a radical departure and a hell of a brave move. He got reamed a bit for some of his comments at the time,but I think those comments were blown out of proportion and used against him. That album is in my personal top 5...right up there with Born to Run. I understand what he was reaching for. Day and Age...still don't get it...hope they come back even better.
    One Of My Turns
    the term "popular music" is no longer relevant and has been bastardised beyond belief in current perception. it was born in a time where true rock music was king, but there was also a vast wealth of quieter more acoustic, "folky" music which was also very popular. it focussed more on quirky melodies and a certain "bounce" that rock didnt have. these are foundations of the pop genre. although bands like Led Zepplin charted well, only a fool would describe them as pop music. pop music reached its definitive peak in the 80's when you had various flavours of metal emerging as the descendants of rock'n'roll, but equally popular, if not more so, were artists like michael jackson (i think you've heard of him - the king of pop?). the way that pop is seen these days is "whatever's on the radio" and this consists of 99% worthless computer generated swill and endless ammounts of repetitive and unexciting hip hop, rnb, etc etc etc. i am willing to bet my life and everything i have to my name that if you take the giant umbrella genre that is "alternative" we would outnumber so-called "popular music" by at LEAST 2-1. AND alternative music of any kind is more imaginitive and more musical. when i say "alternative" im not just talking emo or punk - im talking about hardcore, im talking about modern metal and all of its various sub-genres. im talking somewhat about indie, and bands that take inspiration from any combination of these genres and then some. im talking about freaking GUITARS, people. back to my point... don't knock "pop" or anyone who has ever released a record which had some pop influences. don't hate on it because its cool and dont hate on it because modern pop is (in my opinion and many others') agrueably the worst music in histroy, overall. give it a listen, and if you cant find anything to like about it, stop listening and shut up if someone else DOES like it. oh, and "classic rock" as a genre, was defined by the period it occurred in, and NOT by how old it is now. metallica, motley crue and guns will NEVER be considered classic rock. metallica were some of the founders of thrash metal. motley crue created a dirty, sleazy cocktail of metal, glam, and oldschool punk. g'n'r are the closest of the 3 to classic rock, thanks mostly to slash's playing style. they are still, however, defined by their time period, and various other aspects of their sound which make them very much not classic rock. /ENDRANT.
    atiana.fiorella
    they deserve a break, but it makes me sad... I'm glad i got to go to their concert though, definitely one of the best nights of my life : ]
    TechnicolorType
    First time I heard them it was the song "When You Were Young" and I can say I liked it. I actually thought it was like a song from the 80s or something. It had the vintage guitar tones, a more classic sounding synth and stuff. Then I found out it was alot more modern day.. so I decided to check out the rest of their stuff.. oh boy.. ew ew ew. I didn't like any of it.. AT ALL. Maybe Mr. Brightside was okay but it was nothing like I expected and hoped. Thought it could be a band that I really liked but it's just another 100% vocal-based mainstream band. Had about two songs I was okay with and only really liked one. The rest is total crap. Will be nice to not hear anything else from them for a while. Maybe they'll pull a SOAD and then go on a hiatus after their year break and then never get back together after that. Yeah!!
    DangerousGames
    One Of My Turns wrote: the term "popular music" is no longer relevant and has been bastardised beyond belief in current perception. it was born in a time where true rock music was king, but there was also a vast wealth of quieter more acoustic, "folky" music which was also very popular. it focussed more on quirky melodies and a certain "bounce" that rock didnt have. these are foundations of the pop genre. although bands like Led Zepplin charted well, only a fool would describe them as pop music. pop music reached its definitive peak in the 80's when you had various flavours of metal emerging as the descendants of rock'n'roll, but equally popular, if not more so, were artists like michael jackson (i think you've heard of him - the king of pop?). the way that pop is seen these days is "whatever's on the radio" and this consists of 99% worthless computer generated swill and endless ammounts of repetitive and unexciting hip hop, rnb, etc etc etc. i am willing to bet my life and everything i have to my name that if you take the giant umbrella genre that is "alternative" we would outnumber so-called "popular music" by at LEAST 2-1. AND alternative music of any kind is more imaginitive and more musical. when i say "alternative" im not just talking emo or punk - im talking about hardcore, im talking about modern metal and all of its various sub-genres. im talking somewhat about indie, and bands that take inspiration from any combination of these genres and then some. im talking about freaking GUITARS, people. back to my point... don't knock "pop" or anyone who has ever released a record which had some pop influences. don't hate on it because its cool and dont hate on it because modern pop is (in my opinion and many others') agrueably the worst music in histroy, overall. give it a listen, and if you cant find anything to like about it, stop listening and shut up if someone else DOES like it. oh, and "classic rock" as a genre, was defined by the period it occurred in, and NOT by how old it is now. metallica, motley crue and guns will NEVER be considered classic rock. metallica were some of the founders of thrash metal. motley crue created a dirty, sleazy cocktail of metal, glam, and oldschool punk. g'n'r are the closest of the 3 to classic rock, thanks mostly to slash's playing style. they are still, however, defined by their time period, and various other aspects of their sound which make them very much not classic rock. /ENDRANT.
    This guy knows what's up. Alternative doesn't mean shit nowadays though. Alternative now is to what metal was in the 80's. To say that Rancid, Rise Against, Green Day, All Time Low, The Devil Wears Prada, and LoveHateHero are all part of the same genre is ridiculous, just like Poison, Guns n' Roses, Anthrax, and Slayer were all classified as the same genre years ago.
    PowerStruggle
    my god, I hate indie. and they seem to be the masters of it. the less I hear of them, the better!
    One Of My Turns
    DangerousGames wrote: This guy knows what's up. Alternative doesn't mean shit nowadays though. Alternative now is to what metal was in the 80's. To say that Rancid, Rise Against, Green Day, All Time Low, The Devil Wears Prada, and LoveHateHero are all part of the same genre is ridiculous, just like Poison, Guns n' Roses, Anthrax, and Slayer were all classified as the same genre years ago.
    totally agree. different bands, different genres. and some bands are so unique they dont even fit a mould, or create a whole new one. but when its a case of mainstream vs. everything else, im a fan of using the term "alternative" to cover my bases. on the side, im gonna express an idea that a couple of people have here already. im glad the killers are taking a break. hot fuss is one of my all-time favourite albums, and everything since then has been on a rapid downhill slope, in my own personal opinion. them being on tour and recording for 6 straight years was a fact i was unaware of until now, but it can't have helped things. here's hoping they pull out something incredible on the other side of some well-deserved R&R.
    JFSJ513
    I'm confused. I was sure fans of Hot Fuss would like Day and Age better than Sam's Town, but I guess not. I like most of the Killers' music, but a break might be good if we get another Mr. Brightside or Somebody Told Me, which is what we got me listening to them. I will say that these guys put on a better show than most of the acts I've seen recently.
    GenerationKILL
    spitonastranger wrote: GenerationKILL wrote: guys guys guys!!! This just means we can focus more time on a band thats doing what the Killers are doing, but doing it WAY WAY WAY better: your kidding right? there are so few parallels to draw it's ridiculous MUSE!
    really? because i thought songs like "supermassive blackhole" sounded awfully simular to alot of killers songs with its pop dispositions and its dancy feel. I thought the two of these bands having an electro-sorta-dance-ish sound kinda made them comparable. But you seem to be the expert on these sorts of things, what with your high paying musical critiquing job and your years and years of skill and expertise, maybe you're right. in other words, blow it out your ass.
    Wayward Sean
    Terrific news, they can get some ideas together and come back with a brilliant record.
    The-Red-Sky
    floomdesk wrote: I'm not a hufe Killers fan but nearly all of their songs are decent and catchy as hell. And I love people saying Killers are shit - knowing thoose people are afraid a good band might make a genre they secretly like mainstream and likeable for everyone
    This and I think they deserve the break. If after the break, they release something as good as Hot Fuss, it'll be worth it even for those who hate the band
    fissh
    floomdesk wrote: And I love people saying Killers are shit - knowing thoose people are afraid a good band might make a genre they secretly like mainstream and likeable for everyone
    The indie/pop/dance genre? When was that ever not mainstream? Dont get me wrong I LOVED their first album, personally I think they've been slowly getting worse so a break is probably a good idea. Give them some time to think. But saying that they made a previously niche genre mainstream is just daft
    Bigshoutout
    6syxx6 wrote: pop music is the enemy
    Take the x's out of your name, idiot. The Killers have three quality albums, Sams town id even say is the best by a clear mile, for me its a classic of the last decade, i'll miss them and their quirky style and wonder what their next album will sound like since they constantly change.
    TimboSlice
    The Killers have gone nowhere but downhill since Hot Fuss, which was a GREAT album. I loved it. Then Sam's Town was less good...Day and Age is worse than Cornell's Scream, and I haven't even heard that. I'm not saying this like one of those they-aren't-sticking-true-to-their-sound *****s, I love it when bands evolve. The Killers have not done so. Hopefully they can get their act together.
    sonoflife
    well deserved. theyve made quite an impact on pop music. hopefully the second chapter of their career will be just as, if not more rewarding.
    floomdesk
    I'm not a hufe Killers fan but nearly all of their songs are decent and catchy as hell. And I love people saying Killers are shit - knowing thoose people are afraid a good band might make a genre they secretly like mainstream and likeable for everyone
    SG-Burchett
    floomdesk wrote: I'm not a hufe Killers fan but nearly all of their songs are decent and catchy as hell. And I love people saying Killers are shit - knowing thoose people are afraid a good band might make a genre they secretly like mainstream and likeable for everyone
    TimboSlice wrote: The Killers have gone nowhere but downhill since Hot Fuss, which was a GREAT album. I loved it. Then Sam's Town was less good...Day and Age is worse than Cornell's Scream, and I haven't even heard that. I'm not saying this like one of those they-aren't-sticking-true-to-their-sound *****s, I love it when bands evolve. The Killers have not done so. Hopefully they can get their act together.
    i think that tbh there arent too many people who HATE ( and when i say hate i mean hate like peoples rage towards Fall Out Boy) the band. but there are many people (me included) who HATE all of their recent material. Hot Fuss was a WELL good album. sam's town was ok, but wasnt bad and had a few good tracks-but Day and Age is one of my most HATED albums of all time,and it also marked the beginning of b.flowers's tendency to say douchey things.where are the old killers???