Sam's Town is the second studio album by American rock band The Killers, released on October 2, 2006 in the United Kingdom and the following day in the United States. Regarding the album, vocalist and primary lyricist Brandon Flowers noted that he "wanted to create an album that captured, chronologically, everything important that got me to where I am today". Sam's Town is estimated to have sold over 4 million copies worldwide to date.
According to Brandon Flowers himself: "Hot Fuss was all based on fantasy. The English influences, the make up; they were what I imagined rock was. I'm a dreamer, you know? So I dug into that dream and made Hot Fuss. But hearing people call us the best British band from America made me wonder about my family and who I really was. That's what Sam's Town is really about.
Sam's Town wasn't some love letter to America or overreaching mythic thing. It was about me. I sang about my Grandma Dixie and my brother being born on the 4th of July and guess what? My Grandma's name is Dixie and my brother was born on the 4th of July 1969."
According to photographer Anton Corbijn, the band initially wanted a "chic, gypsy look," for the album, and that "out of those