The Killers have announced two upcoming tour dates in North America to promote the release of their fourth studio album “Battle Born,” on September 18.
On the same day of the album release the band will be performing in the Bronx, New York at the Paradise Theater. Four days later, on September 22, they will head north of the boarder to Toronto, Ontario, Canada for a show at the Sound Academy. Initially, tickets were only available to fan club members, but as of Friday, August 31 tickets are now available for purchase by the general public.
Before heading to New York the band has performances scheduled for September 7 in Berlin, Germany and September 15 in Madrid, Spain.
The band announced on September 4 that they will be embarking on a full tour of the UK this fall. Tickets are scheduled to be released to the general public on September 7, but are available now to “The Victims,” the official fan club of The Killers. The tour will closeout with a two night-stand at London’s O2 Arena on November 16 and 17.
Fans in Australia can see The Killers live as a part of the Big Day Out Festival in January 2013. Tickets for the festival are already on sale. The Killers along with co-headliners the Red Hot Chili Peppers will make stops in Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Perth supported by a variety of other performers.
The Killers were founded in 2002 in Las Vegas, NV by lead singer, Brandon Flowers, guitarist David Keuning, bassist Mark Stoermer, and drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. Two years later the band released their first studio album “Hot Fuss” featuring two of the band’s biggest hits, “Mr. Brightside” and “Somebody Told Me.” It even earned the band a Grammy nomination in 2005 for Best Rock Album.
The Killers followed up the success of “Hot Fuss” with their second studio album “Sam’s Town” in 2006. “Sam’s Town” featured hits such as “When We Were Young” and “Read My Mind.” This was the most successful Killers’ album to date, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard charts and achieving Platinum status.
In 2008 the Killers release their third studio album “Day & Age.” Their third album was not as successful as the previous two failing to have any breakout singles off the album and earned no major award nominations. However, despite this the band has sold over 6 million albums in the United States and over 15 million albums worldwide.
At the start of 2010 the band announced they would be taking a small hiatus due to exhaustion after touring for the better part of six years. Despite this, the Killers still played a few limited engagements during this time.
With the announcement of the upcoming North American performances and new album release, Killers’ fans have something to look forward to for first time since 2010. Fans in the United States who can’t make it to the Tri-state area for this concert will be waiting patiently to see if The Killers will extend their time on the road will a full length North American tour in support of “Battle Born.”