Craviotto Adds Ronnie Vanucci

Craviotto Drum Company is proud to announce Ronnie Vannucci has joined the company as a new artist-endorsee. Ronnie’s solid and tasteful playing-skills have been a key ingredient in The Killers success over the last five years.

In the late '90s, Ronnie played in the melodic indie-rock group Expert On October with The Killers current touring backup guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist, Ted Sablay. Vannucci, then joined The Killers in 2002 with Mark Stoermer, Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning. The Killers first album Hot Fuss, released June of 2004, was a breakthrough success. The album included multiple hits, such as: "Somebody Told Me", "Mr. Brightside", "All These Things That I've Done", and "Smile Like You Mean It". “Hot Fuss” went on to win multiple awards and nominations throughout the music industry, including: MTV Video Music Awards, Best New Artist.

The Killers second studio album Sam’s Town” released October of 2006, is continuing the bands ongoing success. The first single off the album "When You Were Young" debuted on radio stations in late July ’06 and was an instant hit. “Sam’s Town” went on to sell over 700,000 copies worldwide in the first week of its release. The Killers next single, "Bones," was the second video from the band, and was directed by Tim Burton. “Bones” went on to win the 2007 Shockwaves NME Award for Best Video. The Killers have announced that the band will be in the recording studio sometime in mid 2008 for their third album. To date, “Sam’s Town” has produced four singles in the United Kingdom and United States: “When You Were Young”, “Bones”, “Read My Mind”, and “For Reasons Unknown”. The Killers were recently awarded the 2007 BRIT Award for Best International Album, as well as Best International Group. The Killers are currently on tour in Europe, promoting Sam’s Town.

Craviotto Drum Company is proud to have Ronnie Vannucci join the Craviotto family of artist-endorsees. We look forward to Ronnie’s continued success, playing Craviotto’s own handcrafted, solid shell drums — Made in the USA.

For more information, please contact: Craviotto Drum Company (831) 763-0855 phone, (831) 763-0854 fax.