The Killers announced today that the vinyl re-issue of their sophomore album Sam's Town will be available on October 7th via Bong Load Records. One of the two bonus tracks featured on the re-issue, the never before released Sam's Town era demo "Peace of Mind," will be available as a digital single on all digital stores and all streaming partners on October 7th.
The Killers have also announced a new travel package for the Sam's Town Decennial Extravaganza at Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, NV on September 30th & October 1st, 2016. This package includes a one-night premium stay at the Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, concert tickets, a Killers-themed dinner for two before the performance and commemorative merchandise, including 2 copies of the 10th anniversary vinyl re-issue. These packages will go on-sale Friday, August 26th at 10 am PDT - PRESS HERE for more information. Profits from the Extravaganza will go to Las Vegas charities Toni's House and First Friday Foundation, which support recovery for the homeless and those struggling with addiction and bring arts and culture initiatives to underserved communities.
"The closest thing I can get to the fountain of youth is playing Sam's Town at Sam's Town," drummer Ronnie Vannucci said of the Extravaganza.
The Sam's Town Decennial Extravaganza will feature performances by The Killers on Friday and Saturday night, opportunities to explore the band's musical history including an expert-led tour of The Killers' Las Vegas and VIP experiences such as a private two-song show before the evening's main concert. More event experiences and packages will be announced soon, but a limited number of additional travel packages are still available, PRESS HERE to purchase.
The Killers released Sam's Town in 2006 - a heartfelt love letter to their hometown that was an RIAA platinum hit upon release, spent 42 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 and spawned hit singles "When You Were Young"(which was nominated for two Grammy awards) and "Read My Mind."Produced by Flood (U2, Depeche Mode) and Alan Moulder (Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails) and accompanied by imagery by photographer Anton Corbijn, who shot the cover of U2's The Joshua Tree, Sam's Town found The Killers adding a Springsteen-inspired Americana influence to their modern New Wave sound. Rolling Stone readers recently named Sam's Town the most underrated album of the last 10 years.
Since the release of Sam's Town, The Killers have released two studio albums - Day & Age and Battle Born - and a critically acclaimed B-side collection, Sawdust. 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.