It's evident to fans that The Killers have staying power in the music world. Formed in 2003, the band has been going strong now for 11 years. Last year, The Killers released Direct Hits, a greatest hits compilation album. The album included singles from the band's four studio albums: Hot Fuss, Sam's Town, Day & Age, and Battle Born. It also contained two new songs, "Shot at the Night" and "Just Another Girl."
The Killers have been nominated for seven Grammy awards, including nominations for Best Rock Album for Hot Fuss and Best Rock Song for "When You Were Young." Rolling Stone Magazine considered their 2004 debut album, Hot Fuss, as one of the 100 Best Albums of the Decade. In 2005, The Killers took home a moon man when they won Best New Artist at the MTV Video Awards. Their album Sam's Town, in 2006, debuted at the number two spot on the Billboard 200. Some of their best known songs include "Mr. Brightside," "Read My Mind," and "Somebody Told Me."
Recently, The Killers did a cover of "Don't Fence Me In," the 1934 song by Cole Porter. Their cover of the song was featured in Travel Nevada's Summer 2014 campaign. The band originated in Las Vegas, so it's fitting that they would be asked to contribute to the campaign. This summer, they won't be spending much time in Las Vegas, as The Killers will be playing nine shows through July and August. Most of their performances will be at festivals, including the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, the Big Red Music Festival in Charlottetown, Canada and the Glasgow Summer Sessions in Glasgow, UK.
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