Killers frontman Brandon Flowers has said that he thinks his band will be bigger than U2 eventually, and sooner than you might think. He told The Daily Telegraph that “U2 are unbelievable, but they're getting old. It feels like it's time”.
He adds that although The Killers are not yet a stadium band, he expects the group to become one in the long run. He says: “I saw Paul Weller slagging off Fleetwood Mac. He referred to it as 'stadium rubbish'. Well, I'll take Fleetwood Mac any day. That's just my preference. We wanna see where this will take us. It doesn't make any sense to place restrictions. We write these songs as human beings, and they affect us, and we put them out there in the hope that they will affect other human beings, that they transcend any limitations. It doesn't have to be mindless”.
He continued: “It's not all gold and glitz. There are universal themes, and if you can connect to them with brains and heat and do it on a big scale, it can be a really powerful thing… to bring people together, band and audience, and create moments of clarity”.