The Killers 吉它手談巡迴:「我已經快吐了。」

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The Killers 吉它手 Dave Keuning 日前在上海演唱會後台接受 NME 專訪時表示他已「厭倦」和樂團一起巡迴:「我已經快吐了,一切近在眼前終於要結束了,有人可能會說『為什麼要抱怨?』但你沒有經歷過我所經歷的你不瞭解,我們真的有一狗票的巡迴要跑。」

主唱 Brandon Flowers 和 鼓手 Ronnie Vanucci 也談到這段疲憊的旅程:「我不想因為這樣抓狂,但是感覺現在像ㄧ台機器而且身心俱疲。」同時樂團貝斯手 Mark Stoermer 因「個人因素」缺席亞洲巡迴場,當問到如果 Stormier 離團樂團是否會繼續 Flowers 回答:「但願我們能繼續裝備上路,但同時,這也不會是同一個樂團了。」
日前的專訪上 Brandon Flowers 也透露在巡迴結束後他將開始製作新的個人專輯,預定在2015年發行。同時 The Killers 的精選輯《Direct Hits》將在11月11日發行。



The Killers’ guitarist Dave Keuning admits he is ‘sick’ of touring
“I am sick of this. I’m done. The end is in sight,” he tells NME

Keuning spoke to NME backstage at the band’s recent gig in Shanghai, a show bassist Mark Stoermer did not perform at due to “personal reasons”. You can read the full interview in this week’s issue, available digitally and on newsstands now.

Speaking about life on the road, Keuning admits: “I am sick of this. I’m done. The end is in sight. Some people might go, ‘Why are you complaining?’ But you haven’t done what I have done, so you can’t relate. We just toured a shitload.”

Both frontman Brandon Flowers and drummer Ronnie Vanucci commented on Stoermer’s absence from the band’s Asian gigs, with Vanucci saying: “I don’t want to blow the top on it. Being part of this machine is physical and mentally exhausting.” Asked if the band would carry on if Stoermer quit, he adds: “I’d hope we’d keep trucking on. But at the same time, it isn’t the same band.”

Elsewhere in the interview, frontman Brandon Flowers revealed that he plans to spend 2014 writing and recording a new solo album and said he will be taking steps toward a 2015 release of the album when he finishes touring with the band.

The Killers recently announced plans to release their first Best Of – titled ‘Direct Hits’ – on November 11.

The 15-song compilation will feature two brand new songs – ‘Just Another Girl’, which sees the band reunite with longtime collaborator Stuart Price, and ‘Shot At The Night’, which will be released as a single on November 4, and is produced by M83’s Anthony Gonzalez. Deluxe versions of the album will include a demo version of ‘Mr Brightside’ and a Calvin Harris remix of ‘When You Were Young’.