The Killers are kicking the pre-release buzz for their forthcoming Day & Age
album into high gear. Following the debut of the video
for lead single "Human" (which showcases Brandon Flowers in a bizarre feathery jacket) and an appearance
on Saturday Night Live
, the Las Vegas-based band have announced it will hit the road come January.
The synth-tastic single "Human" reverts back to the sound of the band's first album (despite Flowers thinking the Bruce Springsteen-inspired Sam's Town was "one of the best albums of the last 20 years,") and has had some fans scratching their heads over the lyrics of its chorus: "Are we human, or are we dancer?"
Turns out Flowers was channeling a famous quote from the enigmatic gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, who said America was raising a generation of dancers. Surely that same generation will turn out to support the band when it kicks off its three-week mini tour.
17 - Denver, Colo. @ Magness Arena
19 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ Northrop Auditorium
20 - Chicago, Ill. @ UIC Pavilion
22 - Ypsilanti, Mich. @ EMU Convocation Center
23 - Toronto, Ontario @ Air Canada Centre
25 - New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden
26 - Boston, Mass. @ Agganis Arena
28 - Fairfax, Va. @ George Mason University Patriot
29 - North Myrtle Beach, S.C. @ House of Blues
30 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Atlanta Civic Center
31 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Grand Ole Opry House
2 - Houston, Texas @ Verizon Wireless Theater
3 - Austin, Texas @ Frank Erwin Center
4 - Grand Prairie, Texas @ Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
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