Following in the footsteps of bassist Mark Stoermer, The Killers guitarist Dave Keuning will also not tour with the band, leaving only two original Killers members (lead singer Brandon Flowers and drummer Ronnie Vanucci Jr.) as regular live members. Stoermer announced last year he was taking a sabbatical from touring, and would only perform at select shows.
Keuning will not tour due to the the upcoming “crazy tour schedule” and his unwillingness to spend time away from home. He ‘doesn’t know’ what will happen after the tour.
Prior to news of Keuning not touring, Brandon Flowers discussed Mark Stoermer’s decision to not tour on Beats 1 a few days ago.
“You know, the idea of him not touring, I think, and the fact that you can continue to record music together is a good example of how far you’ve come as a band, as individuals, as a family and shows a real sense of maturity. You know, there are other bands out there that would decide that that’s a deal breaker, that camaraderie should extend to the stage and not just in the studio.”
The Killers will release their fifth album Wonderful Wonderful next month, and they will kick off a tour with Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vanucci Jr. being joined by touring members. Tickets recently went on sale for the tour without fans being informed that Dave Keuning would not take part in the concerts.
Keuning was recently absent from a band photoshoot.