As The Killers make their way across the U.S. promoting their latest album Battle Born, the Nevada-based foursome will once again play gift-giving elves as they have for the past seven years, by delivering a new Christmas song to all the little boys and girls.
To ensure the song would be ready for a holiday release, the band shoe-horned a recording session into a day off during their European tour earlier this year.
“I Feel It In My Bones” features vocals from Ryan Pardey, the band’s former Tour Manager, known to fans as “The Captain.” Pardey, now fronting his own band, Halloween Town, famously appeared as Santa during the band’s performance on The Tonight Show as well as performances at Live 105′s Not So Silent Night and KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas, annual multi-act Christmas benefit concerts held in San Francisco and Los Angeles respectively.
Slated to appear at the concerts again this year, Saturday December 10th at Oakland’s Oracle Arena and Sunday, December 9th at Universal City’s Gibson Amphitheater, fans are betting Pardey will reprise his roll as jolly ‘ol Saint Nick. The Killers’ Sunday performance in Los Angeles will be webcast (tape-delayed) Tuesday, December 11th. Follow @kroq on Twitter for details.
The Killers are set to drop off their holiday package, “I Feel It in My Bones,” on December 4th via iTunes with proceeds from the song benefiting AIDS charity (RED).
Listen to “I Feel It In My Bones” at Rolling Stone.
– Jay Tilles, CBS Local