The Battle Born World Tour is the fourth major concert tour by Las Vegas, Nevada rock band The Killers in support of the band's fourth studio album, Battle Born, which was released in September 2012.
During the summer of 2012, The Killers played festivals across Europe and North America as well as intimate shows in small venues. The band then began a promo tour in September 2012. The tour proper started on October 26, 2012 in Glasgow and the band currently have dates booked for shows across Europe, North America & South America, as well as Australia. With more to be added in 2013.
On November 13, 2012 the band's show at Manchester Arena was stopped during the fifth song of the night "Bling (Confession of a King)" with lead singer Brandon Flowers telling the crowd that his voice had 'gone' and he couldn't continue, the following night's show also in Manchester was cancelled. Two days later both shows were rescheduled and are due to take place on the 17th and 18 February.
The band's shows on December 13, 14 & 15th in Camden, New York City & Toronto were cancelled after Brandon Flowers contracted Laryngitis. The dates have been rescheduled for May 2013.
On June 22, 2013 the band will headline Wembley Stadium, it will be their biggest show to date.
Yesterday did The Battle Born World Tour made a stop in Sweden for a show at The Globe here in Stockholm. The show was pretty cool and neat and a extensive uses of pyrotechnics, particularly during Battle Born and When You Were Young.
The Killers are an American rock band that was formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards) and Dave Keuning (guitar, backing vocals). Mark Stoermer (bass, backing vocals) and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (drums, percussion) would complete the current line-up of the band in 2002. The name The Killers is derived from a logo on the bass drum of a fictitious band, portrayed in the music video for the New Order song "Crystal".
The group has released four studio albums, Hot Fuss (2004), Sam's Town (2006), Day & Age (2008) and Battle Born (2012). They have also released one compilation album, Sawdust (2007) and one live album titled Live from the Royal Albert Hall (2009). To date, the band has sold over 6 million albums in the United States, over 5 million albums in the United Kingdom, and a total of 16 million worldwide.
Todays tune "Somebody Told Me" is the second single by American rock band The Killers. The song is featured on the group's debut album Hot Fuss and was written by Dave Keuning, Ronnie Vannucci Jr., Mark Stoermer and Brandon Flowers.
When The Killers first started out, their music was little noticed by music-buyers and the media, which is why "Somebody Told Me" has been released twice in slightly different forms. The first, with the pink background cover, is the rarer version of the single as it was their first release of it; due to poor sales not as many were produced. When re-released, the cover-art sported a blue background color and is the more common version of the single.
Setlist from the Stockholm Show:
The Way It Was
Smile Like You Mean It
Bling (Confession of a King)
Miss Atomic Bomb
Somebody Told Me
Flesh and Bone
For Reasons Unknown
From Here On Out
A Dustland Fairytale
Read My Mind
All These Things That I've Done
Jenny Was a Friend of Mine
When You Were Young
Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden, 28 February 2013
Telenor Arena, Oslo, Fornebu, Norway, 01 March 2013
Malmö Arena, Malmö, Sweden, 02 March 2013
o2 World Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, 04 March 2013
Zenith, die Kulturhalle, Munich, Germany, 05 March 2013
LANXESS arena, Cologne, Germany, 07 March 2013
Vorst Nationaal, Vorst, Belgium, 08 March 2013
Rockhal, Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, 09 March 2013
Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 11 March 2013
Zénith de Paris, Paris, France, 12 March 2013
Caprices Festival, Montana, Switzerland, 13 March 2013
Jockey Club Del Paraguay, Asuncion, Paraguay, 26 March 2013
LOLLAPALLOOZA BRAZIL 2013, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 29 March 2013
Estadio G.E.B.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina, 31 March 2013
Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile, 02 April 2013
Estadio Nacional, Lima, Peru, 04 April 2013
Festival Estereo Picnic, Bogota, Colombia, 07 April 2013
Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico, 09 April 2013
Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico, 10 April 2013
Estadio 3 De Marzo U.A.G, Zapopan, Mexico, 12 April 2013
Foro Sol, Distrito Federal, Mexico, 13 April 2013
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA, 27 April 2013
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA, 28 April 2013
Honda Center, Anaheim, CA, 01 May 2013
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA, 02 May 2013
Kino Stadium, Tucson, AZ, 04 May 2013
Abraham Chavez Theatre, El Paso, TX, 06 May 2013
Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX, 08 May 2013
Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TX, 09 May 2013
Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, TX, 10 May 2013
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, 14 May 2013
Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada, 15 May 2013
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY, 18 May 2013
Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ, 19 May 2013
Rock am Ring - 7-9 June, Nurburg, Germany, 07 June 2013
Rock am Ring, Wershofen, Germany, 08 June 2013
Rock AM Ring, Lubeque, Germany, 09 June 2013
Rock In Roma, Rome Rm, Italy, 11 June 2013
City Sound Festival, Milan, Italy, 12 June 2013
Pinkpop Festival, Landgraaf, Netherlands, 14 June 2013
Seaclose Park, Newport, United Kingdom, 15 June 2013
Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom, 22 June 2013
Mežaparka Open-Air Stage, Riga, Latvia, 26 June 2013
Park Live Festival, Moscow, Russian Federation, 29 June 2013
Sport Palace, Kiev, Ukraine, 02 July 2013
Lucca Summer Festival, Lucca, Italy, 17 July 2013
Benicassim, Benicàssim, Spain, 18 July 2013
Super Bock Super Rock, Sesimbra, Portugal, 19 July 2013
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Listen to "The Killers - Somebody Told Me" on Spotify here!