Today, American Express, in partnership with VEVO
and YouTube, announced that The Killers and director Werner Herzog have been
selected as the latest pairing in its popular live + digital music series,
“American Express Unstaged.” The Killers’ exclusive performance will be live
streamed from the Paradise Theater in the Bronx, New York at 7:00 PM ET / 4:00
PM PT on Tuesday, September 18th at
and www.amexunstaged.com. Fans can
also watch the live event on
YouTube’s mobile website, VEVO's
free apps for iPhone®, iPad® and Android, and VEVO’s Xbox Live app. The global
event coincides with the debut of The Killers’ highly anticipated album,
BATTLE BORN (Island Def Jam), set for release on September 18th in the U.S.
Presale tickets for American Express Cardmembers to the September 18th
performance sold out in a matter of hours. General public tickets will be
available beginning Friday, August 31st at 12pm ET.
Award-winning director Werner Herzog (Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Encounters at the End of the World, Fitzcarraldo, and Aguirre, The Wrath of God), known for pushing cinematic boundaries, was brought together with The Killers by American Express to capture the performance with a visually stunning home viewing experience. "We're so honored to work with Werner Herzog," said Killers front man Brandon Flowers. "He's made some legendary films and we can't believe we got him to do this."
Brought to life by American Express, in partnership with online music leaders VEVO and YouTube, the creative and dynamic pairing of The Killers with Werner Herzog will be the 11th installment of “American Express Unstaged,” building on previous duos such as Kenny Chesney and Jonathan Demme, Usher and Hamish Hamilton, Jack White and Gary Oldman, and many more. The Killers’ “American Express Unstaged” performance. For more information about American Express and music, please visit http://www.americanexpress.com/entertainment.
About The Killers and their Upcoming Album BATTLE BORN
The Killers are a Las Vegas-based four-piece who formed in 2003, featuring the talents of singer/keyboardist Brandon Flowers, drummer Ronnie Vanucci, guitarist Dave Keuning and bassist Mark Stoermer. The band has received countless accolades for their artistic achievement, including multiple Grammy nominations, American Music Award nominations, MTV Video Music Awards, NME Awards and more. Their first album, Hot Fuss, was released in 2004 to worldwide acclaim. The album contained the singles “Mr. Brightside” and “Somebody Told Me,” in addition to the anthemic song “All These Things That I’ve Done,” which has since been referenced by the likes of U2 and Coldplay. The band toured for two years straight behind Hot Fuss, playing more than four-hundred shows, and eventually returned to Vegas to begin to work on the follow-up album with legendary producers Alan Moulder and Flood. The result, a love letter of sorts to their hometown entitled Sam’s Town, was released in 2006 and spent forty-two weeks on the Billboard Top 200. The Killers have appeared three times on Saturday Night Live, in addition to performances on The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman and more. A b-sides collection entitled Sawdust was released in 2007. The Killers have sold over fourteen million albums worldwide; their third studio album, Day & Age, was released to widespread critical praise in 2008. The following tour saw the band headlining two of America’s most prestigious festivals, Lollapalooza and Coachella, as well as selling out Madison Square Garden for the third time. The Killers will release their newest album, Battle Born, in September 2012. One of the most anticipated records of the year, Battle Born is an album that, like its namesake and the band that created it, does not back down from its own strengths.
About “American Express Unstaged”
The Killers’ September performance represents the 11th installment within the innovative live stream music series “American Express Unstaged,” which launched in the summer of 2010 in partnership with VEVO and YouTube. Bringing the in-concert and at-home viewing experiences to new heights, “American Express Unstaged” showcases some of the music industry’s most breakthrough artists playing at landmark venues across the country, while tapping some of today’s most influential filmmakers to direct the live streams and using digital and social media to connect the online audience to the live shows in unexpected ways.
About American Express
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