Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading Special Edition: The Killers

Recently I came to the revelation that this is my blog and I can do things any way I want…after nearly 8 years. If you follow me on other forms on social media, you will know my passion for The Killers, who just happen to be in Australia this week as part of the Wonderful Wonderful world tour. What can a book blog do to celebrate this?

Dedicate a week of posts to the band, of course. Over the next week, I’ll be reviewing some books written by/about The Killers. If you’re lucky, there might be a show review. If you’re rolling your eyes, service will return to the usual eclectic format next week.

If you have no idea who The Killers are, please view this video because 99% of people on the planet know this song:

Here are the books that have been arriving in my letterbox in recent times:

The Killers: Days & Ages by Mark Beaumont is a book that describes The Killers from their first days to the tour for their fourth studio album. As it was published in 2014, you won’t find the latest on the band but I believe a little invention called the Internet might be helpful! There is a lot of writing plus two sections of high quality colour photos. The band themselves contributed interviews to the book as well as supporting it.

The Killers: Destiny is Calling Me by Jarret Keene is older (printed in 2006) and covers the band’s formation and the success of their first album, Hot Fuss. There are a lot of pictures in black and white (some I haven’t seen before).

The Killers: Somewhere outside that finish line is by the band with photography by Erik Weiss. As far as I know, this book is only available through the band’s official store. It’s a collection of black and white photographs of the Battle Born tour. The book is also huge and very heavy. It’s a coffee table book that I wouldn’t let coffee get near!

If you want to look at other books received this week across the globe, drop by the Mailbox Monday blog for links to everyone’s mailbox goodies.

It’s Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Book Date. Click on the pictures to read more about the books.

What I Read Last Week (non-Killers related):

What I’m Reading at the Moment:

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7 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading Special Edition: The Killers

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  1. I was wondering what was going to be different on your blog. Being well over 21 I wasn’t aware of The Killers until a while ago. Enjoy the show and I will look forward to your review, if you decide to do one.

  2. Such is my love for The Killers a person only needs to mention a song title and the song will immediately start running in my head. I’m usually wary about reading books about bands, because so many of them are unofficial etc. Look forward to your reviews!

  3. The band is new to me – I must be one of the 1%. LOL I like that you are encouraging in your support for them. Happy listening!

  4. I didn’t know the band either … not surprising though since most of my music discoveries were made in the 70s and 80s. And now I sound so old.

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