The Killers offered the NFL’s Raiders a Las Vegas welcome with a spirited halftime performance of “Mr. Brightside” on Monday Night Football.
“Hello, we’re the Killers,” artist Brandon Flowers says in the clasp, presenting the signature single from the Vegas band’s introduction LP, 2004’s Hot Fuss. “It’s our pleasure to welcome the Raiders to fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. I think we’ve got just the song for the occasion.”
The group performs high on a rooftop during the spot, broadcasted during the Raiders’ matchup against the New Orleans Saints — their first home round of the period, unveiling the group’s new Allegiant Stadium.
The live appearance shows up one month after the arrival of Imploding the Mirage, the band’s 6th LP. In an ongoing NME talk with, Flowers — who as of late partook in a livestream with New Order’s Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris zeroed in on Ian Curtis — noticed that the Killers have just started take a shot at a subsequent record, probably due out in spring 2021.
“Every time someone makes a record, they say that they have 50 songs and they’re going to release another record,” he said. “We really are. We’re going to release another one in about 10 months. We’ve already gone back into the studio with [producer Jonathon Rado] and [producer Shawn Everett]. We did a week in Northern California. I had a lot of time on my hands. Before, I’d normally be gearing up to tour, all of that time has gone back into writing more songs. It’s been pretty fruitful.”
Paulina Rice is a housewife as well as author. She’s the wife of a rock star, and the mother of two young adults, but she’s also been a ballerina, a typographer, a film composer, a piano player, a singer in an all-girl rock band, and a voice in those violent video games you won’t let your kids play. She does her best writing on entertainment such as movies.