Saturday 7th March 2009
- Doors Open:
The Killers today announce details of a major UK tour for 2009.
The Las Vegas band, whose hugely anticipated third album, Day & Age, is released on November 24th, will follow a one-off show at London's Royal Albert Hall next month (November 3rd) with their biggest arena tour to date, a tour that includes a much welcomed return to The Metro Radio Arena on Saturday 7th March 2009.
Day & Age, meanwhile, is released on November 24th on Vertigo Records. The album is the follow-up to 2006's Sam's Town and 2004's Hot Fuss and contains ten songs, including stunning first single "Human."
The album is filled with the soaring vocals, epic choruses and the remarkable songwriting that has won them legions of fans, radio & chart hits and multiple awards worldwide.
From the synth atmospherics of "Human" - its lyrics inspired by a disparaging comment made by Hunter S. Thompson about how America was raising a generation of dancers - to the powerful, chunky guitars and horn swells of "Losing Touch" and the dazzling anthemic "Spaceman," the songs on Day & Age are endlessly impressive. Never ones to stagnate their sound, the album also contains some of The Killers' most adventurous material - "Goodnight, Travel Well" is a seven-minute long epic, while "I Can't Stay" mixes one of Flowers' most memorable choruses with shimmering, hazy tropicalia. Yet, for all the musical terrain they cover, the end result remains the same: it sounds like The Killers and it sounds spectacular.
Paul Tappenden Marketing Director for the venue said "We are thrilled to announce such a phenomenal band returning to the North East, and if last years show is anything to go by this is going to be a very hot ticket!"