Following a short hiatus, one of the world’s greatest live bands, The Killers are back and have announced a date at The O2 on Friday 22nd February.
The story of The Killers’ first ten years together - during which they went from Vegas bellhops to Glastonbury headliners, and amassing a collection of Brit, NME, MTV and (most recently) ASCAP Awards that their collective mantlepiece now heaves under - is a tale of runaway success.
In February 2010, after a decade spent on the road and with the end of a mammoth 18 month world tour in sight, The Killers were at a crossroads. They had sold over 15 million copies of Hot Fuss, Sam’s Town and Day & Age, visited every corner of the globe, and become one of the world’s biggest rock ’n’ roll bands in the process, but they found themselves needing time to, as Brandon puts it, “put everything into perspective. Mark and Dave were pushing for it, while Ronnie and I probably would’ve gone and made another album right away if they’d wanted to. But if anybody in a band wants to take a break, then it becomes the right thing to do. And so taking that time off was definitely the right move.”
Now they are back. The Killers’ new album Battle Born is out now and lead single Runaways is dominating Irish radio.
TICKETS ON SALE ON FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER AT 8AM
Ticket information: Tickets are available from the Ticketmaster desk in the Dublin Discover Ireland Centre, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2 or online at www.ticketmaster.ie & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide