Killers Hop On Bikes In Tokyo For 'Read My Mind' Video
Band hopes to film
clip before embarking on international tour January 19.
California — Brandon Flowers is finally talking about something he
While the Killers frontman is often chided for publicly announcing
what he doesn't care for, we can now add his band's new single to
the list of things he enjoys praising (see "What Doesn't Brandon
Flowers Hate? Bono, Beards And Cuddling").
"The next single is gonna be 'Read My Mind' and it's kind of our
favorite song," Flowers revealed recently. "I guess our album kind
of weaves in and out of different subjects and 'Read My Mind' is
just holding on to the way we were raised and not letting go."
The band is still
deciding on a director for the video, but is set on shooting in
Japan. "We don't know what it's gonna be necessarily, and I guess we
should leave something to your imagination," Flowers said. "But we
will be in Tokyo. On bikes."
The Killers plan to film the clip sometime before January 19, when
they launch a tour schedule that is packed through summer. Dates in
New Zealand, Australia and Europe are announced through April 1,
after which the Las Vegas foursome will return to the States.
"We love playing the new songs because we played Hot Fuss for so
long," Flowers said. "It was great that we got to play it so much,
because it was so successful, obviously. But these new songs, you
worry that they're not gonna make it or stand up next to these
successful songs. And they really are. And it feels great. And it
feels like we're growing and we're getting better.
"I always mention
playing 'When You Were Young' and then playing 'Somebody Told Me'
every night, and it's great to see that they're both Killers songs
and they're both powerful," he continued. "We're just happy we
didn't go backwards. We feel like we're going forwards."
The Killers are also developing production elements for their
upcoming tour dates, but fans shouldn't expect a Kiss-like
extravaganza quite yet.
"You want to build your show and cause a scene, but there's
something to be said about the four of us playing our songs,"
Flowers said. "We don't want to get lost in the confetti, but we
want to have confetti. We want to show that we can play. We don't
play to tracks. It's something that we're still holding on to right
now. And we want to get that while we're young, show people that we
can do it."