Theodore ‘Ted’ Sablay is an American guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist. He has played over 450 concerts with The Killers as a contracted touring musician and is currently the lead guitarist for the band's "Wonderful Wonderful" world tour.
Sablay was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, where he studied classical piano and guitar before moving to Las Vegas. In 2006, the Killers invited Sablay to play on their Sam’s Town world tour and continues to work with the band. Sablay has also been teaching private lessons on guitar, piano, bass, music theory and songwriting for the past 10 years and continues to do so from the road.
WRITING AND RECORDING CREDITS
- Contributing writer for "We're Going To Hell" by the The (RED) Pack - The Killers, Bono, Jimmy Kimmel, Julia Roberts, Kristen Bell, DJ Khaled, Channing Tatum, Neil Patrick Harris and Halsey.
- Keyboards on “Sam’s Town” and “Romeo and Juliet” on the Killers’ album, Sawdust
- Guitarist and bassist - select songs on "The Desired Effect," the 2015 solo album by Killers' singer Brandon Flowers
- Bassist on select songs for Big Talk, the first solo album by Killers’ drummer Ronnie Vannucci
- Recording engineer on select songs for the Killers’ album, Day and Age
- Consultant on Flamingo, the first solo album by Killers’ singer Brandon Flowers
- M.S. Accounting, University of Nevada Las Vegas.
- Dual B.A. Anthropology and Asian Studies, Magna cum Laude, University of Nevada Las Vegas.
TOURING HIGHLIGHTS WITH THE KILLERS
- 2017-Present Wonderful Wonderful Tour (60+ concerts)
- 2014-2017 Hiatus Tour (50+ concerts)
- 2012-2013 Battle Born world tour (145+ concerts)
- 2006-2007 Sam’s Town world tour (180+ concerts)
- White House performance for President Barack Obama
- Wembley Stadium
- Madison Square Garden (3 shows)
- Staples Center (3 shows)
- Performance with Paul McCartney
- Saturday Night Live
- Late Night with David Letterman
- Stephen Colbert (2 appearances)
- Jimmy Kimmel Live! (multiple appearances)
- Headlining spot at Glastonbury festival
- Five MTV Music Video Awards Shows