The Killers announce surprise intimate gig in New York City

The Killers have announced a surprise intimate gig in New York City ahead of their UK and Ireland tour.

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Brandon Flowers and co will take over the Bowery Ballroom – an iconic venue in Manhattan’s Lower East Side with a capacity of 500 people – this Friday (June 7). General ticket sales will commence tomorrow (June 6) at 10am local time. Visit here to purchase tickets.

The announcement of the intimate gig comes days before The Killers are due to headline this year’s edition of the Governors Ball on Saturday (June 8) at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, NY.

The Killers are also set to embark on their ‘Rebel Diamonds’ UK and Ireland tour next week. The tour will kick off on Wednesday (June 12) at Dublin’s 3Arena and will see Flowers and co performing at 16 arenas, including four nights at Manchester’s Co-Op Live and six nights at The O2 in London.

Later this year, they will return to their Las Vegas hometown to celebrate their debut album with an eight-night residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The shows will see them performing ‘Hot Fuss’ in its entirety for the first time. Visit here for tickets to US shows and here for remaining UK tour tickets.

Back in December, Flowers spoke to NME about the future of The Killers and confirmed a new solo album.

Speaking about the history of the group, Flowers said: “We were always little different from the other Vegas bands back then because I noticed that there was this competition and rivalry between local bands. I wasn’t thinking about them – I was thinking about The White Stripes, The Strokes, and Oasis. I didn’t allow myself to get to U2 just yet, but I asked myself, ‘What is it that these bands are doing and why are they not still in their hometown?’ That’s what set us apart quite early on.”

He continued: “We were different, and we were ambitious. Ambition can be seen as an ugly thing to some people but it has served us well. We were able to persevere and it’s kind of unbelievable.”

In other news, the band’s iconic 2004 hit song ‘Mr Brightside’ recently officially broke a huge singles record in the UK.

Announced on May 9 by Official Charts, the now-legendary track has taken over from Oasis’ ‘Wonderwall’ to become the UK’s official biggest single of all time yet to reach Number One.

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