The Killers Set 11 Show Arena Tour in the UK for Fall
The Killers have announced a string of arena dates in the U.K. for later this year.
The 11-date trek will kick off at the SECC arena in Glasgow on October 26 and is scheduled to run through November 16-17, when the band will play two nights at the O2 Arena in London. In between those dates, the band will visit cities around the U.K. including Aberdeen, Birmingham, Nottingham, Newcastle, Cardiff, Sheffield, Liverpool and Manchester.
Before these dates begin, the band will visit London to play a smaller, free concert at the HMV Forum in London on September 10. The following night, the group will appear at the iTunes Festival at the Roundhouse in Camden. The band also has festival appearances scheduled in Germany and Spain during September. Their only current North American dates are a September 18 show at the Paradise Theatre in the Bronx, and a show at the Sound Academy in Toronto.
All of these shows are in support of the upcoming release of the band’s fourth studio album, Battle Born. The album is scheduled for release on September 18, and has been proceeded by the single “Runaways.” The name of the album comes from the state motto of the band’s home state of Nevada: “The Battle Born State.”
The band hasn’t released an original studio album since 2008’s Day & Age. That album peaked at number six on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart, and went to number one in the U.K.
In the intervening years, frontman Brandon Flowers released his only studio album, Flamingo. Released in September 2010, that album also went to number on in the U.K., and peaked at number eight in the U.S. Certain songs on the album were produced by Brendan O’Brien and Daniel Lanois, both of whom also have production credits on the Battle Born.