The Killers: “Mr. Brightside” Performance
Rock band The Killers are making their Ellen show debut, but they have been making great music for several years now. Ellen introduced them as one of her “all-time favorite bands,” and said that she’d been looking forward to their appearance for ten seasons. Finally, Ellen got her wish when The Killers performed not one, but two songs for the Ellen audience.
The Killers were formed in 2001 in Las Vegas Nevada, and consist of Dave Keuning on guitar, Mark Stoermer on bass, Ronnie Vannucci Jr. on drums, and frontman and singer Brandon Flowers. Some of their influences include 80s bands New Order (after which they took their name), The Smiths, and The Cure. The band released their first studio album, Hot Fuss, to critical acclaim in 2004. Hot Fuss has sold seven million copies worldwide, and spawned several hit singles including “Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine,” “Somebody Told Me,” and “Mr. Brightside.”
The Killers performed “Mr. Brightside” for the Ellen audience, a song that’s been around for years now, but still sounds fresh and exciting performed live. The ’80s-influenced, new wave track is a personal favorite, and had the entire Ellen audience singing along.
The Killers: “Runaways” Performance
The Killers also performed a new song for the Ellen audience called “Runaways.” The brand new single comes from the band’s latest album, Battle Born, which is their fourth studio album to date. Battle Born was created beginning in May 2011, after a year-and-a-half hiatus in which the band pursued other projects. The album was released on September 18 2012.
“Runaways” was also a big hit with the Ellen audience, and the Killers truly brought the house down. It’s safe to say that their very first Ellen appearance was a total hit!