The Killers

Dave Keuning: Killer on the loose

Dave Keuning: Killer on the loose

Since the 2004 release of their worldwide smash debut Hot Fuss, The Killers have sold 22 million albums, picked up seven Grammy nominations and toured the globe five times over. Founding member and lead guitarist Dave Keuning has been there for it all. Well, almost.

Last summer, Keuning chose to take a hiatus from the band ahead of their fifth studio album, Wonderful Wonderful, and the thought of another 18 months on the road.

“It’s complicated,” he said recently from his San Diego home. “I would’ve liked to play some of those shows. But it was an all-or-nothing type of situation. I just wish they didn’t tour so intensely. Even if it was five months or...