Friday, June 21, 2013

June 21: The Killers lead singer, Brandon Flowers, is 32-years-old today.

Brandon Flowers, was born on June 21, 1981, in Henderson, Nevada.

He began his music career after responding to an ad that Dave Keuning had placed in the paper in late 2001 to form a band. The group became The Killers. After several short-lived bassists and drummers, Flowers and Keuning were joined by bassist Mark Stoermer and drummer Ronnie Vannucci and the line-up became official in August 2002. They have since sold more than 17 million albums worldwide.

Canadian-American singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright wrote a song about Flowers called "Tulsa" for his fifth album Release the Stars. Wainwright has stated in numerous interviews that it was inspired by their first meeting in a bar in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Flowers has performed with Coldplay, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Andy Summers (of The Police), Pet Shop Boys, Fran Healy (of Travis), New Order, Bright Eyes, and Richard Butler (of Psychedelic Furs) amongst others. Sir Elton John has listed Flowers as one of his top-five heroes while editing The Independent's World Aids Day special edition.

Flamingo was released worldwide in 2010 and charted in the top ten albums in ten countries including the UK where it charted at No. 1. The first single from Flamingo, "Crossfire," was released on June 21 (Flowers' birthday). It became Flowers' fifth top ten single in the UK, including work by The Killers.

The video for "Crossfire" featured actress Charlize Theron and was nominated for Best Video at the NME Awards. Flamingo was Flower's fourth consecutive album to reach No. 1 on the UK charts, including work by The Killers, who subsequently earned another consecutive UK No. 1. It was certified gold by the BPI and IRMA in October 2010.

SPIN named Brandon Flowers one of "The 15 Best Shows of the Summer" in 2010 for his show at the Shimmer Showroom in Las Vegas. In 2012, Flowers was named the #6 Greatest Frontman of All Time by Xfm. In 2013, readers of Gigwise ranked Flowers as the #2 Best Frontman Ever.

For more about Brandon, visit his Website at-


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