Brandon Flowers was born June 21, 1981 in Henderson, Nevada. After spending some time in Utah, he moved to Las Vegas where he graduated from high school.
In 2001, he joined the alternative rock band, The Killers.
The lead singer is also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
This means Flowers has lived in one of the most American cities, fronted an American band, and is a member of the fourth largest Christian denomination in the country.
In 2010, Flowers and The Killers did something very American when they headlined the “Salute to Military” concert at the White House.
Yet, despite all his Americanism, Flowers’ music is far better received in the United Kingdom than it is in the United States.
For example, The Killers have released four studio albums. In the U.S., all have peaked inside the top seven on the Billboard 200 but none have gone all the way to number one.
Meanwhile, in the U.K., all four of the band’s albums have reached the top of the charts.
That’s not all…
Flowers’ first solo album, Flamingo, was released in September of 2010 and stalled at number eight in the U.S. In the U.K., it went all the way to numero uno.
To further illustrate how the United Kingdom loves Flowers and The Killers more than the United States, just look at band’s June 22, 2013 concert in London. On that night, The Killers played for 90,000 adoring fans at Wembley Stadium.
It was the band’s largest audience.
The above anecdote also reveals the charisma Flowers wields on stage. The singer attracts large crowds whether he’s selling Killers or Brandon Flowers tickets or performing in the U.S. or the U.K.
A Brandon Flowers concert is always well received.
Flowers’ 2010 solo trek, “Flamingo Road Tour,” was widely praised by both fans and pundits. Spin magazine called it one of the “best shows of the summer.”
Flowers’ sophomore effort, The Desired Effect, hit streets on May 19, 2015. The album was produced by the singer and Ariel Rechtshaid. It was recorded at Flowers own studio in Winchester, Nevada.
The Desired Effect contains contributions from Neil Tennant, Bruce Hornsby, and Ronnie Vannucci, Jr.
Singles from The Desired Effect
"Can't Deny My Love"
"Still Want You"
"I Can Change"