The Killers’ Brandon Flowers Never Leaving Las Vegas
‘Leaving Las Vegas’ has been a bestselling book, an Oscar-winning film and a hit song for Sheryl Crow — but as far as Killers frontman Brandon Flowers is concerned, it’s also a really terrible idea.
Asked in a recent interview with Shortlist magazine if he’d ever move away from the city, Flowers vigorously denied he would, saying he has a “weird fear” about severing his connection to the Nevada desert metropolis.
“I’m so attached to it, I feel like I would lose some part of my identity,” explained Flowers, who grew up in Vegas. And while he’s obviously familiar with its Sin City reputation as a den of gambling and vice, the clean-living singer says that’s never been a part of its appeal for him.
“Even if your family wasn’t doing it you knew about the hookers and strip clubs,” he reflected. “I get that there’s a bunch of musicians they say go there to die, and people are losing their money – I think my brain bypasses on that. I thrive off the energy of that gold rush, the idea of people coming there for that and the neon stuff.”