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The Killers played four new songs from their upcoming album Battle Born at a show in Asheville, N.C., Thursday night.
The band began their set at the Orange Peel with the new song and current single “Runaways,” according to Spin.com. “Runaways” received its first airplay and last week and was officially released as a single on Tuesday.
During the show, which included the classics “Somebody Told Me” and “Mr. Brightside,” the band also played the new songs “Flesh and Bones,” “Miss Atomic Bomb” and “Rising Tide,” according to gigwise.com.
The band closed the show with another Killers’ regular, “When You Were Young.”
The show was the band’s first performance since November of last year. They will play in Virginia, Delaware and New York in the next few days before beginning a tour of Europe next month that will end shortly before the release of Battle Born on September 18.
Battle Born is the band’s fourth album and the first since 2008’s Day & Age. The band began work on the album in May 2011 after a yearlong hiatus that began when the tour for Day & Age ended. In the time between Killers albums, frontman Brandon Flowers released the solo album Flamingo in 2010, which reached no. 8 in the U.S. and no. 1 in the U.K.