Hit men By Mark Binelli
About an hour before showtime, Brandon Flowers, the singer and keyboardist of
Las Vegas Eighties revivalists the Killers, crouches in front of a full-length
mirror to check his makeup. The band is playing New York's Central Park -- after
selling 2 million copies of its debut, Hot Fuss, the Killers have landed the
opening-night slot of the park's summer concert series -- and Flowers is in his
dressing room. It's a perfect June night. "We all wish we were somewhere else,"
Flowers admitted earlier, gazing longingly at a tree on the other side of the
fenced-in backstage area. "But we're trapped here. What we're doing now is
paying our dues."