It's not every day an unsigned band gets a personal call to open for The Killers on tour--but Neon Trees had that day. The stylishly coiffed pop-rock band started in 2005 with founding members Tyler Glenn (no, he's not Puck from Glee) on vocals and keyboard and Chris Allen on guitar. The band's current lineup was rounded out in 2007 with the addition of bassist Brandon Campbell and drummer Elaine Bradley. They quickly grew to local hero status, but when the locale is Provo, Utah, there's a small chance of ever being called to superstar arms.
But so came the unlikely call: Campbell used to play in the ska band Attaboy Skip with The Killers drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. Not only did Vannucci recruit Neon Trees for their tour, but he also helped them sign to Mercury Records soon after. Since then, Neon Tree's single 'Animal' off their first major full-length release Habits, has climbed to #15 of the Billboard Hot 100 and to #1 on the Alternative Rock Chart.
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