The Killers are an American rock band 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 Ordersong "Crystal".
The group has released four studio albums: Hot Fuss (2004), Sam's Town (2006), Day & Age (2008) and Battle Born (2012). All four albums have gone to number one in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Irelandand combined they have sold an estimated 22 million albums worldwide as of December 2013. They have also released a b-sides and rarities compilation, Sawdust (2007); a live album, Live from the Royal Albert Hall(2009); and a greatest hits album Direct Hits (2013). Along the way they have achieved worldwide success as a live band, performing in over fifty countries and headlining arenas on six continents.