Brandon Flowers

Brandon Flowers guided stadium rockers The Killers to world-conquering fame before launching a solo career which further cemented his status as one of his generation's most stylish frontmen. Born in Henderson, NV in ... Read more »
Born: 06/21/1981 in Henderson, Nevada, USA

Filmography

Music (6)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2015 (Tv Show)

Performer

The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2009 (Movie)

("A White Demon Love Song") (Song)

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed 2008 (Movie)

"All These Things I've Done" (Song)

Southland Tales 2007 (Movie)

("All These Things That I've Done") (Song)

Rocky Balboa 2006 (Movie)

("Somebody Told Me") (Song)

The Matador 2005 (Movie)

("All These Things I've Done") (Song)
Actor (4)

Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Performer

The Late Late Show With James Corden 2015 (Tv Show)

Performer

Shadow Play: The Making of Anton Corbijn 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Biography

Brandon Flowers guided stadium rockers The Killers to world-conquering fame before launching a solo career which further cemented his status as one of his generation's most stylish frontmen. Born in Henderson, NV in 1981, Flowers relocated with his parents and six siblings to Utah aged eight before moving back to his hometown in his late teens, going onto play keyboards in synth-pop outfit Blush Response while also working as a bellhop. In 2001, he made the leap to lead vocalist when he joined guitarist Dave Keuning, bassist Mark Stoermer and drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. to form The Killers. The group spearheaded the indie-rock boom of the mid-00s with their debut album <i>Hot Fuss</i>, before moving into Bruce Springsteen-esque heartland rock territory on 2006 follow-up <i>Sam's Town</i>. By the time of 2008's <i>Day and Age</i>, The Killers were challenging the likes of U2 and Coldplay for the title of world's biggest band, largely thanks to Flowers' natural showmanship and hook-laden songwriting talents. Flowers then used the group's hiatus as an opportunity to embark on a solo career, scoring a hit single with "Crossfire," the video for which saw him star opposite Oscar winner Charlize Theron, and a US Top 10 entry with parent album, <i>Flamingo</i>. After returning to his day job for 2012's <i>Battle Born</i> and a 2013 hits compilation, Flowers revived his solo career in 2015 with <i>The Desired Effect</i>, a more adventurous second solo effort in which he explored his love of 80s synth-pop.

Milestones

2015

Received critical acclaim for his second solo LP, <i>The Desired Effect</i>

2010

Released his solo debut, <i>Flamingo</i>

2004

Released The Killers' debut album <i>Hot Fuss</i>, including hits "Mr. Brightside" and "Somebody Told Me"

2001

Formed the indie-rock band The Killers

Bonus Trivia

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Canadian singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright penned a song about Flowers, "Tulsa," on his 2007 fifth LP, Release the Stars.

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Was awarded the Most Stylish Man of the Year by both GQ in 2008 and the NME in 2011.

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Was inspired to name his band The Killers after seeing that band name on a bass drum in the video for the 2001 New Order single "Crystal."

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