Current Tours, Live, Music News, Tours - Australian — September 17, 2017 at 11:35 am

THE KILLERS Announce Their Biggest Tour of Australia & New Zealand!


Frontier Touring, Triple M and Radio Hauraki are thrilled to announce the return of The Killers to Australia and New Zealand in April and May 2018. The widely-acclaimed rock band will play seven arena shows on their biggest Australasian tour to date, touring in celebration of their fifth studio album Wonderful Wonderful (out 22 September through Island Records/Universal Music Australia).

Kicking off in New Zealand at Auckland’s Spark Arena on Friday 20 April, the band will visit Wellington and Christchurch before heading to Australia to perform in Brisbane, Sydney and Perth, before wrapping up the tour at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena on Friday 4 May.

‘They write razor-sharp irresistible synth-rock anthems, with colossal choruses that sting and gleam and they perform them with a slickness and proficiency that may just be in their Las Vegas blood.’ – The Guardian 

‘They have a good time on stage – and it’s infectious.’ – Independent

‘Flowers sounds great, the band is on point, and the songs—even the ones the audience doesn’t know—are instantly familiar.’ – Consequence of Sound

The Killers burst onto the scene in 2004topping Australian charts and going Double Platinum with their debut album Hot Fuss. Featuring hit singles ‘Mr. Brightside’ and ‘Somebody Told Me’, the album received instant popularity and widespread international success.

Their early success continued with two further platinum albums Sam’s Town (2006) and Day & Age (2008), smash singles like ‘When You Were Young‘, ‘Human‘ and ‘Read My Mind‘, and a touring schedule featuring headline arena shows and festival slots around the world including Glastonbury, Coachella and Lollapalooza.

The band’s forthcoming new album Wonderful Wonderful is the band’s first new material since Battle Born (2012). Produced by Jacknife Lee, the album was recorded between Jacknife’s Los Angeles studio and the band’s own Battle Born recording studio in Vegas.

Teased by a series of incredible new songs – ‘The Man’‘Run For Cover’‘Some Kind Of Love’ and title track ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ – the album is the band’s most sonically forward-thinking record yet, bursting with all of the blazing choruses and arena-pleasing anthems that make them one of the world’s biggest and beloved rock bands.

Back in Australia towards the end of the month, The Killers will be performing in the Virgin Australia Pre-Game Show and Virgin Australia Premiership Party on the 2017 Toyota AFL Grand Final Day (Saturday 30 September). Guaranteed to provide audiences with an outstanding live show, the performance will be a precursor to the incredible tour set to hit our shores next year.

The Killers are finally returning to New Zealand and Australia! As one of the world’s most popular rock bands, these shows are not to be missed. Fans are encouraged to act now to avoid missing out!

APRIL & MAY 2018

Presented by
Frontier Touring, Triple M (AUS), MIX 94.5 (Perth) and Radio Hauraki (NZ)

Begins: Wednesday 27 September
Ends: Thursday 28 September
(or until pre-sale allocation exhausted)
Pre-sale timings staggered per show, visit website for more details

Exclusive to Frontier Pre-Sale
Buy pre-sale tickets to The Killers and add a digital delivery copy of Wonderful Wonderful for just $9.99 (Australia only)

Begins: Tuesday 03 October (times staggered, see below)
Friday 20 April
Spark Arena | Auckland, NZ | 
All Ages
On sale: Tue 3 Oct (2pm local time) | Ph: 0800 111 999

Saturday 21 April
TSB Bank Arena | Wellington, NZ | 
All Ages
On sale: Tue 3 Oct (2pm local time) | Ph: 0800 111 999

Tuesday 24 April
Horncastle Arena | Christchurch, NZ | All Ages

On sale: Tue 3 Oct (2pm local time) | Ph: 0800 842 538

Friday 27 April
Brisbane Entertainment Centre | Brisbane, QLD | 
All Ages
On sale: Tue 3 Oct (2pm local time) | Ph: 13 28 49

Saturday 28 April
Qudos Bank Arena | Sydney, NSW | 
All Ages
On sale: Tue 3 Oct (2pm local time) | Ph: 13 38 49

Tuesday 01 May
Perth Arena | Perth, WA | 
All Ages
On sale: Tue 3 Oct (1pm local time) | Ph: 13 48 49

Friday 04 May
Hisense Arena | Melbourne, VIC | 
All Ages
On sale: Tue 3 Oct (3pm local time) | Ph: 13 48 49

Wonderful Wonderful tracklist:
1. Wonderful Wonderful
2. The Man
3. Rut
4. Life to Come
5. Run for Cover
6. Tyson vs. Douglas
7. Some Kind of Love
8. Out of My Mind
9. The Calling
10. Have All The Songs Been Written?

Wonderful Wonderful Album
The Killers
Out Fri 22 September through Island Records/Universal Music Australia/New Zealand
Pre-order Australia available here
Pre-order New Zealand available here



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