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The Killers announce hiatus

Band's drummer says the group needs to 'take a breather'

By MSN Music Partners Nov 8, 2013 10:39AM



Rockers The Killers are planning another hiatus just weeks after speculation about the band's future surfaced after bassist Mark Stoermer's chose to sit out the group's Asian tour.


Fans feared the worst when guitarist Dave Keuning then told the NME he was sick of touring and the band pulled out of an appearance at Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit in California. But the "Human" hitmakers have since confirmed they will be performing at the MTV European Music Awards in Holland on Nov. 10 and drummer Ronnie Vannucci has revealed there's no split - but he and his bandmates need to "take a breather".


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The drummer tells The Hollywood Reporter that The Killers' MTV EMAs gig this weekend will be their last for a while, adding it will be "a little while" before they regroup.


He says, "I don't think it will take an unnaturally long time for us to get guys together, but it's time to take a breather and ground out a little bit... I think everybody is looking forward to putting their feet up for a little while and having some normalcy."


Frontman Brandon Flowers has already revealed that he's planning to make another solo album and Vannucci is hoping to record a follow-up to his 2011 album "Big Talk," adding, "I think I want to make another record. I'm already starting it. I like to keep moving. I love that notion of momentum. I think some of the guys are just going to chill out, keep writing probably, make sure to get some rest."

Nov 9, 2013 1:34PM
Haven't any of these bands learned anything from U2. You don't brake up  or go on hiatus, you don't do solo albums (basically holding back on the band), no one person controls the band and yes you can have a fight (like siblings do) but you need to get over it and move on with the band and leave the grudges behind. If you cant do that your band will be nothing but a memory.
Nov 9, 2013 1:14PM

This is the end. Their last album stiffed and their tour was a so-so show that was in middle-level venues. Very sad, they could have been the next "big thing". So long Killers.

Nov 9, 2013 10:59AM
Are they on hiatus . . . or are they dancer?

(Well, SOMEONE had to make the joke.)
Nov 9, 2013 8:48AM
Nov 9, 2013 8:47AM
seen them twice this year.. this band just makes you want to join in and sing, dance, and get into me, one of the best bands to enjoy for a long time..

Nov 9, 2013 8:39AM
Nov 9, 2013 6:55AM

In my opinion the Killers have turned into Brandon Flowers and the Show-Tunes.  I dont like the direction they've taken their music and I believe Im not the only one. 

Nov 9, 2013 6:08AM
I love the Killers but Flowers needs to get rid of that stupid jacket..
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