Killers guitarist Dave Keuning on his new solo project, vocals and lyrics, and whether he’s still in his old band

Killers guitarist Dave Keuning on his new solo project, vocals and lyrics, and whether he’s still in his old band

Dave Keuning Photo: Wade Vandervort You could call Dave Keuning the first Killer. After chasing his rock ’n’ roll dreams from Iowa to Las Vegas in 2000, the guitarist hooked up with singer Brandon Flowers through classified ads Keuning ran in Las Vegas Weekly , birthing the state’s most successful band ever. From 2003 through 2014, he toured and recorded almost continuously with The Killers (which by that point also included bassist Mark Stoermer and drummer Ronnie Vannucci), and in 2015, began work on the group’s fifth studio album. And then, Keuning says, he needed a break. His trips from his home in San Diego to Las Vegas to work on the record became less frequent, and in 2017, when his bandmates began touring behind that LP, Wonderful Wonderful , Keuning wasn’t with them. Flash forward two years, and Keuning has returned to the stage … just not with […]

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