Brandon Richard Flowers (born June 21, 1981 - Las Vegas, Nevada) is the vocalist and keyboardist in the American synth rock band The Killers. His older brother Shane, got him into "good music" like The Smiths and Morrissey, The Beatles, The Cure and Queen. Brandon has played with U2, New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Bruce Springsteen and other bands of which is fan. While listening to the radio in his car after his very first college class, Flowers heard the song "Changes" by David Bowie. He fell in love with the piece and realized immediately that he wanted to be part of the music industry.