Killers singer Brandon Flowers will bring a little piece of Las Vegas to cities across North America this fall on his first-ever solo tour behind Flamingo, his Sin City-tinged debut out September 14.
The 15-date trek kicks off November 10 in Los Angeles and will cross the U.S., from Seattle to New York City, through early December. Brandon Flowers recently told SPIN that Flamingo — listen to a preview of the entire album — is about his experiences with his hometown.
“A lot of my life took place on Flamingo [Road]. It’s part of Vegas mythology, and now it’s part of my own mythology,” he said. “My first job was at a golf course on Flamingo. Sam’s Town [a casino that inspired the title of the Killers’ 2006 album] is on Flamingo. I met my wife at a clothing store on Flamingo. That’s my ‘hood.” To read more about his experiences in Vegas, including a run-in with late-night orgy while working as a hotel’s bellhop, click here.
Flowers prepared for the upcoming trek — one of SPIN’s Must-See Fall Tours — with a short club jaunt in late August. At his debut, fittingly held at a Vegas casino, Flowers performed alongside photos of legends like Elvis. SPIN reported: “The show climaxed with ‘Playing With Fire,’ a bluesy torch song with touches of lap steel where Flowers ratchets his voice up to near falsetto heights… As the song built momentum, Flowers became increasingly animated, climbing atop a stage monitor, fists clenched, punching the air. ‘I’ve got this burning belief in salvation and love,’ he sang, its flames rivaled by the fire in his belly.”
Before the tour Flowers will perform on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (September 13) and Jimmy Kimmel Live (September 14).
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Brandon Flowers tour dates:
11/10, Los Angeles, CA (The Wiltern)
11/11, Oakland, CA (Fox Oakland Theater)
11/13, Portland, OR (Roseland Theater)
11/14, Seattle, WA (Showbox SoDo)
11/15, Vancouver, BC (Commodore Ballroom)
11/17, Salt Lake City, UT (The Depot)
11/18, Denver, CO (Ogden Theatre)
11/21, Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue)
11/23, Chicago, IL (Riviera Theater)
11/24, Royal Oak, MI (Royal Oak Music Theatre)
11/26, Boston, MA (House of Blues)
11/28, Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)
11/29, Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
12/2, New York, NY (Hammerstein Ballroom)
12/4, Toronto, ON (Sound Academy)