There are only few cities that are so inextricably linked to a band as The Killers and Las Vegas. This impressive subTOUR will take you to the most important places that formed the successful Las Vegas super band. Learn about where it all started and from there on, became a world-wide phenomenon. Discover several shooting locations for music videos such as All These Things That I've Done or The Man. See where the band members once worked but never truly met. Also check out the places The Killers recorded their hit albums. Last but not least - take a picture where famous song titles got their inspiration from.
Don't be afraid if you are not a 100 percent The Killers enthusiast - as you will visit lots of the city's unique and quirky locations this subTOUR is definitely also worth a stroll for anybody loving music.
The tour is meant to be a walking tour. Nevertheless, take the Las Vegas Monorail at some point to shorten the stroll.
Start this subTOUR at Palms Casino Resort & Spa with its exceptional accommodations, high-energy night-life, extravagant pools, and world-renowned restaurants, capturing all the excitement and energy of Las Vegas in one vibrant setting. The Killers fans might want to visit this place to scope out the recording studio inside where they recorded their hit album Sam's Town.
Venue tip: also inside the hotel complex is Pearl Concert Theater, a live music venue in intimate surroundings. Check out the event calendar to see whether there's something for you on tonight.
Further east and in the heart of Las Vegas Strip is hip hangout The Cosmopolitan, offering modern and well-equipped accommodation as well as a casino and numerous more amenities. This is where the music video for Shot At The Night by The Killers partly takes place.
Venue tip: The Cosmpolitan has also a boxy ballroom called The Chelsea inside. As the venue’s stage attracts some of today’s hottest Rock music acts - why not buy tickets for the evening?
Just across the street is Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, one of the major hotels in Las Vegas. Formerly known as Aladdin Hotel & Casino, it was birthplace of many Rock 'n' Roll legends since its opening on 31 March, 1966. It was here, where Elvis Presley married Priscilla.
And it was here, where, back in 1981, Iron Maiden played their first ever American concert.
Last but not least, before forming, all four members of The Killers worked in the Aladdin Resort at the same time.
Back on the Strip, stay northbound. Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino is unique home of a tropical oasis within the city centre. It had also impact upon Rock music history as The Killers singer and frontman Brandon Flowers named his solo album after this hotel.
History tip: Battle Born Studios is a recording studio owned by Las Vegas super-group The Killers. It has hosted various artists ever since, including Mötley Crüe, Elton John, and Imagine Dragons. Worth a little detour when you're into Rock music.
Take the monorail for getting further north. If you're a super fan of The Killers and want to marry in Las Vegas, you should probably choose Chapel of the Flowers. Drummer Ronnie Vannucci was working as a wedding photographer in here at the time when he joined the band and they recorded their album Hot Fuss.
Little White Wedding Chapel (Google Street View)
Another chance to get married is A Little White Wedding Chapel in the very neighbourhood. Among the numerous famous artists that have said yes here, are
Slash, Sinead O'Connor, or Frank Sinatra.
This place is also featured in the music video Shot At The Night by The Killers.
Fremont Street, Las Vegas (Google Street View)
Head to downtown Las Vegas in the North with its bright neon lights all over the place. Fremont Street is entertainment and gambling at its best. This is also where the music videos for U2's I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For and Shot At The Night by The Killers along with many other renowned films and videos have been shot. Take your time strolling along and be fascinated by the vibrant atmosphere at any time of day and night.
Just near this place is Plaza Hotel & Casino, another Las Vegas complex with Rock music history. Brandon Flowers and The Killers shot their music video for their hit single The Man at the Brightside restaurant right here.
Got hungry? Brightside – Breakfast & Burgers is not only a reminder of one of the all time favourites of The Killers but also offers a delicious dining experience reminiscent of an authentic New York style deli with traditional breakfast items, specialty and made-to-order sandwiches, burgers, and salads served all day long. As a real The Killers enthusiast, have a break and something to eat in here.
Club tip: Beauty Bar is another good choice for music lovers to spend the time and have a break from the hustle of Fremont Street.
Last stop of this subTOUR is the Neon Museum, a really amazing place dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying, and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs. The campus includes the quirky outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard.
It has also lots of connections with The Killers as they shot part of their music video for All These Things That I've Done here.
History & accommodation tip: still got power for some more The Killers history? Visit Chaparral High School, former school of Brandon Flowers, or Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall. The name says it all.
For music lovers and vinyl enthusiasts alike: in this subTOUR, we packed together the best record shops in Las Vegas for you. As a souvenir, take back some new favourite albums with you. Or some cool Rock 'n' Roll merchandise. We will guide you to hidden places of Rock history to tell the stories beyond. On the way, enjoy the vibrant atmosphere in one of the city's hottest live music venues.