Wednesday, July 22, 2009

THE KILLERS HIT U.S. AND EURO FESTIVAL STAGES

THE KILLERS HIT U.S. AND EURO FESTIVAL STAGES – INCLUDING HEADLINING LOLLAPALOOZA ON AUGUST 9th – AND SET 20-CITY NO. AMERICAN TOUR, AUGUST 31st THROUGH OCTOBER 3rd

DAY & AGE AMASSES MORE THAN 2.5 MILLION GLOBAL ALBUM SALES – GOLD, PLATINUM AND MULTI-PLATINUM IN NEARLY 20 COUNTRIES!

“…the Killers are on the road with what will be remembered as one of the definitive stage shows of the year.” – SPIN magazine

(July 21, 2009 – New York, NY) Nearly one solid year of touring in support of their worldwide multi-platinum fourth album, DAY & AGE (released November 2008 –brings Island Records group The Killers back on the road this summer and fall for a full-scale schedule of U.S. and European outdoor festival dates and one of their biggest North American tours ever.

The Killers will return home after major European festival dates. They also played two historic shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall in early July, filmed for DVD release later this year. In the U.S., after triumphantly headlining this year’s Coachella Festival in April, the Killers are set to dazzle festival goers again as one of this year’s headliners at Lollapalooza on August 9th. The 20-city North American tour then opens August 31st at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD, closing October 3rd at American Airlines Arena in Miami. Along the way, the Killers will play some of the country’s most prestigious venues, including Hollywood Bowl, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Jones Beach Amphitheatre, Shoreline Amphitheatre, and more.

With global sales of 2.5 million units, DAY & AGE is The Killers’ biggest international release to date. The album is certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum in the U.S., Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. “A Dustland Fairytale,” the album’s current single, is in its third month out. The Killers performed “A Dustland Fairytale” May 11th on CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman, accompanied by a 20-piece orchestra.

“A Dustland Fairytale” is the third U.S. single from DAY & AGE, following-up the Top 10 Modern Rock hit “Human” and “Spaceman,” the second single, was performed by the Killers on NBC’s Saturday Night Live in October 2008 (hosted by Anne Hathaway), and was named #17 on the Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Best Songs Of 2008.

Log on to www.thekillersmusic.com for continuing news and updates!


THE KILLERS ON-TOUR

Festivals:
Date City Venue
Aug. 9 Chicago, IL Grant Park - Lollapalooza
22 Chelmsford, UK Hylands Park - V Festival
23 Shropshire, UK Weston Park - V Festival

North American Tour:
Date City Venue
Aug. 31 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion

Sept. 1 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Amphitheatre
2 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
4 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
5 Montreal, Que. Quays Jacques Cartier
6 Toronto, Ont. The Molson Amphitheatre
9 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
12 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
13 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
16 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
18 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena (formerly Cox Arena)
19 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
22 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena
24 Portland, OR Memorial Coliseum
25 Boise, ID Qwest Arena
26 Salt Lake City, UT The E Center
28 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre

Oct. 1 Orlando, FL UCF Arena
2 Tampa, FL USF Sun Dome
3 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena

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