The Killers: Ronnie Vannucci, Mark Stoermer, Flowers, and Dave Keuning. (Steven Lawton/FilmMagic)
''I had a good feeling about it," Flowers tells Billboard.com of "Runaways." "When I heard that march that catapults the song forward, I knew there was something special about it." And he's not the only one who feels that way about the track. After it leaked online, it had to be released a week early on July 11 in order to keep up with the demand from radio stations eager to spin it.
Battle Born took more than a year for The Killers to write, record, and produce in their very own Las Vegas studio — and they had lots of help. Five producers were brought in to finesse the tracks, including U2's go-to guy Steve Lillywhite and three men who worked on Flower's 2010 solo album Flamingo: Brendan O'Brien, Stuart Price, and Daniel Lanois.
The Killers will perform on "Late Show With David Letterman," "The Colbert Report," and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" before setting off on a European tour August 10.
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