Brandon Flowers is an American singer. He is best known as the lead vocalist of the Killers. Let’s see some amazing facts and trivia about him!
1.His full name is Brandon Richard Flowers.
2. He was born on June 21, 1981
3. In addition to his work with The Killers, Flowers has released two solo albums, Flamingo (2010) and The Desired Effect (2015).
4. He has topped the UK Albums Chart six times, including work by the Killers, and is a recipient of the Q Idol Award.
5. Brandon Flowers lists Oasis, The Beatles, David Bowie, The Cars, Morrissey, Duran Duran, Pet Shop Boys, and U2 among his musical influences.
6. He has 5 brothers and sisters! His older siblings are his brother Shane and four sisters April, Shelly, Amy, and Stephanie
7. His family lived in Henderson until Flowers was eight, when they moved to Payson, Utah, for two years before moving to Nephi, Utah, at which time he was in the sixth grade.
8. Brandon Flowers lived in Nephi until his junior year at Juab High School.
9. He moved to Las Vegas to live with his aunt and graduated from Chaparral High School in 1999.
10. He often says that growing up in Las Vegas as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helped prepare him for the world of rock and roll.
11. Brandon Flowers responded to an ad that Dave Keuning had placed in the Las Vegas Weekly in late 2001, whereupon they became the Killers.
12. After several short-lived bassists and drummers, Flowers and Keuning were joined by bassist Mark Stoermer and drummer Ronnie Vannucci, and the line-up became official in August 2002.
13. Between 2003 and 2013, they released four consecutive chart-topping albums and sold more than 25 million albums worldwide.
14. Brandon Flowers wrote the lyrics to the single “All These Things That I’ve Done” and its popular refrain “I Got Soul, But I’m Not A Soldier” that numbered among the “100 Greatest Songs of All Time” by The Daily Telegraph and earned one of the band’s seven Grammy nominations.
15. On July 4, 2010, the Killers headlined the “Salute to the Military” USO Concert at the White House. They performed “God Bless America” and favorites from their catalogue.
16. On June 22, 2013, the Killers headlined the 90,000 capacity Wembley Stadium, their biggest solo show to date.
17. Debut solo album Flamingo was released worldwide and charted in the top ten albums in ten countries including the UK where it charted at number one.
18. The album drew heavy influence from Flowers’ hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada, and earned Flowers a Q Award nomination for Best Male Artist (2010).
19. The first single from Flamingo, “Crossfire”, was released on June 21. It became Flowers’ first top ten single in the UK as a solo artist and was certified silver by the BPI.
20. The video for “Crossfire” featured actress Charlize Theron and was nominated for Best Video at the NME Awards.
21. Flamingo was Flowers’ fourth consecutive studio album to reach no. 1 on the UK charts, including work by the Killers, who subsequently earned another consecutive UK No. 1.
22. SPIN named Flowers one of “The 15 Best Shows of the Summer” in 2010 for his performance at the Shimmer Showroom in Las Vegas. SPIN also listed the Flamingo Road Tour as one of “The 25 Best Fall Tours”/”Must-See Fall Tours”
23. After some of the band members wanted “to take a break from touring and the rat race,” Flowers decided to keep it going and record a second solo album.
24. Flowers released his second solo album The Desired Effect on May 15, 2015. The album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, making it Flowers’ second consecutive solo number one album.
25. The Desired Effect was named the Album of the Year (2015) by The Sun and The San Francisco Examiner.
26. The Desired Effect Tour includes performances in Europe and North America; it ran through October 1, 2015. MTV rated Flowers’ tour stop at London’s Brixton Academy five stars.
27. Brandon Flowers performed for President Barack Obama in 2015 at the National Clean Energy Summit.
28. Brandon Flowers also performed at the Royal Variety Performance (2015) at Royal Albert Hall for members of the British Royal Family.
29. In 2015, Flowers also featured on the closing track of New Order’s Music Complete.
30. Flowers is married to Tana Mundkowsky and resides in Las Vegas.
31. He has three sons, Ammon, Gunnar, and Henry.
32. Brandon Flowers’ grandmother is from Lithuania.
33. Brandon Flowers is a member of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
34. He and his family are featured in a promotional video on the church’s website.
35. Brandon Flowers is widely regarded as the most prominent frontman of the new wave revival of the 2000s.
36. As a solo artist Flowers first exhibited elements of heartland rock as well as new wave-style alternative rock. p
37. U2’s Bono praised Flowers’ voice to The Globe and Mail saying, “We need him on the radio …. His voice!
38. His height is 1,78 m.