Dave Keuning, founding guitarist of The Killers, spent time away from the band’s recent tour to work on his solo album. Now, he’s announced a release date along with an upcoming tour.
His debut solo LP, Prismism, is due January 25, 2019. Keuning created the album from
“hundreds of voice memos that he stockpiled while on tour with The Killers over the last decade,” a press release states. On the 14-track record, he plays almost every instrument and is responsible for all vocals.
Along with the announcement, Keuning released the pop-driven single “Restless Legs.” He told Rolling Stone that this is one of his favorite tracks on the record, but doesn’t know if “any one song really represents the album.”
“This record shows sides of me that maybe people haven’t had a chance to see before,” Keuning said. “Like, they may not have known I had all these keyboard riffs hidden away. But now I’ve finally gotten them out.”
In support of the album, Keuning will be playing select dates, but says that he definitely won’t be doing as much touring as The Killers ever did. Instead, he plans on making stops to some of his favorite places to play – like Mexico and England – in addition to his previously-announced shows in California, New York, Tennessee, and the UK.
While he took the brief break from The Killers over the past year, he told Rolling Stone that he is currently in the “super early” stages of working on music for a potential new album, and is still a member of the band. However, this time away from the group helped him produce the solo project, allowing him to just “wake up and be creative.”
Check out Keuning’s tour dates below and look out for more shows, which will be announced soon.
Dave Keuning Tour Dates 2018
11/06 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
11/07 – Silverlake, CA @ The Satellite
11/12 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
11/14 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt
12/09 – Manchester, UK @ Night and Day
12/10 – London, UK @ Dingwalls