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The Killers to tour as a duo: “It’s hard to get four people on schedule”

By | Published on Wednesday 20 September 2017

The Killers

Killers vocalist Brandon Flowers and drummer Ronnie Vannucci will tour as a duo in support of the band’s new album ‘Wonderful Wonderful’.

Guitarist Dave Keuning and bassist Mark Stoermer have both decided not to join them on the road. So you’ll have to make do with session musicians playing the guitar and bass parts. You’ll still get Flowers’ lyrics delivered as intended though. Oh God.

“There was no real perfect way to handle it”, Flowers’ told The Daily Star about his bandmates’ decision to not join this tour. “I hope that people come to the gigs and aren’t let down because a lot of heart is still going into these shows and a lot of blood, sweat and tears went into this album”.

Vannucci adds that this does not mean that the band are splitting up, saying: “The well has not run dry. Five years is a long time between albums. I look at the work other bands put out, maybe we haven’t done enough. [But] there’s more to come, because I wouldn’t be happy if this was it, but it’s hard to get four people on schedule”.

Those scheduling issues have already hindered the promotion of the band’s new record, with Keuning not appearing in promo photos taken by Anton Corbijn.

When the first of those was published in June, the band said: “This band has been around for fifteen years. We’ve become fathers, husbands, even scholars. Our personal schedules conflict with our business schedules from time to time. You won’t see Dave in the Anton Corbijn photos we did for the new album, but he loves them. We all do”.

The Killers’ current tour is set to hit the UK and Ireland in November.