The Killers Announce New Album Pressure Machine & 2022 North American Tour

The Killers will return next month with a new album. Entitled Pressure Machine, it’s officially due out on August 13th via Island Records. It marks the band’s seventh album to date and arrives exactly a year after the release of Imploding the Mirage.

Because of the pandemic, The Killers were unable to tour behind Imploding the Mirage following its release last August. So, instead, Brandon Flowers and co. headed into the studio to instead work up on a follow-up record. Understandably, the resulting LP, Pressure Machine, is heavily influenced by the events of the last 15 months, as “it was the first time in a long time for me that I was faced with silence,” explains Flowers in a statement. “And out of that silence this record began to bloom, full of songs that would have otherwise been too quiet and drowned out by the noise of typical Killers records.”

Press materials for the Pressure Machine describe it as “a quieter, character-study-driven album…  based on the memories and stories of people” from Flowers’ hometown of Nephi, Utah.

“We were discussing [Brandon] moving to Nephi as a kid and being stuck in the middle of nowhere,” explains drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. “And during COVID-19, it started to feel like we were all in the middle of nowhere.”

Adds Flowers: “I discovered this grief that I hadn’t dealt with, many memories of my time in Nephi are tender. But the ones tied to fear or great sadness were emotionally charged. I’ve got more understanding now than when we started the band, and hopefully I was able to do justice to these stories and these lives in this little town that I grew up in.”

The Killers plan to tour behind both Imploding the Mirage and Pressure Machine starting in 2022. To coincide with today’s album announcement, they’ve revealed dates for a lengthy North American tour running from August to October. Tickets for these dates go on sale Friday, July 23rd at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Pressure Machine Artwork:

The Killers' Pressure Machine artwork

The Killers 2022 Tour Dates:
Fri August 19, 2022 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena

Sat August 20, 2022 Seattle WA Climate Pledge Arena

Sun August 21, 2022 Portland OR Moda Center

Tues August 23, 2022 San Francisco CA Chase Center

Wed August 24, 2022 San Diego CA Pechanga Arena

Fri August 26, 2022 Las Vegas NV T-Mobile Arena

Sat August 27, 2022 Los Angeles CA Banc of California Stadium

Tues August 30, 2022 Salt Lake City UT Vivint Arena

Wed August 31, 2022 Denver CO Ball Arena

Thurs September 8, 2022 Houston TX Toyota Center

Fri September 9, 2022 Austin TX Moody Center

Sat September 10, 2022 Fort Worth TX Dickies Arena

Tues September 13, 2022 Miami FL FTX Arena

Wed September 14, 2022 Orlando FL Amway Center

Fri September 16, 2022 Atlanta GA State Farm Arena

Sat September 17, 2022 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena

Sun September 18, 2022 St. Louis MO Chaifetz Arena

Tues September 20, 2022 St. Paul MN Xcel Energy Center

Wed September 21, 2022 Chicago IL United Center

Fri September 23, 2022 Toronto ON Scotiabank Arena

Sat September 24, 2022 Montreal QC Bell Centre

Sun September 25, 2022 Verona NY Turning Stone Event Center

Thurs September 29, 2022 Washington DC Capital One Arena

Fri September 30, 2022 New York NY Madison Square Garden

Sat October 1, 2022 New York NY Madison Square Garden

Mon October 3, 2022 Boston MA TD Garden

Tues October 4, 2022 University Park PA Bryce Jordan Center

Thurs October 6, 2022 Pittsburgh PA Petersen Events Center

Fri October 7, 2022 Cleveland OH Wolstein Center

Sat October 8, 2022 Detroit MI Little Caesars Arena


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