Swansea will welcome one of the world’s leading live music acts next summer when The Killers visit for one of two huge outdoor stadium shows.
The Las Vegas-born group, who last week concluded an extensive, sold-out UK tour with two euphoric shows at London’s O2 Arena, will play Swansea’s Liberty Stadium on Saturday 23rd June and Macron Stadium in Bolton on Friday 13th July 2018.
Tickets for both shows will be made available from 9.30am on Friday, 8th December from www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.gigsandtours.com. A pre-sale of tickets will be available to members of The Killers’ fanclub, The Victims, from 9.30am on Thursday 7th December via Ticketmaster.
The Summer 2018 shows will be The Killers’ first stadium dates since they headlined a sold out Wembley Stadium in June 2013. The shows come in addition to the band’s headline slot at Isle Of Wight Festival, announced earlier today.
Since the release of their 2004 debut, Hot Fuss, with its now-classic breakthrough singles Mr Brightside and Somebody Told Me, The Killers have gone on to sell 25 million albums, win countless Grammy, Brit, Q, NME nominations and awards and headline stadia and festivals around the world.
The Las Vegas band’s superb new LP, Wonderful Wonderful, was released in September 2017 and saw the group achieve a record breaking fifth consecutive UK Number One (a seventh for frontman Brandon Flowers, who also has two #1 solo albums to his name), also topping the charts in the U.S for the first time. The Killers’ career-spanning live set draws from an enviable back catalogue that also boasts such hits as When You Were Young, Human, Read My Mind, Runaways, The Man and Run For Cover.
The new comes following last week’s announcement that Little Mix, the world’s biggest girl band, will play the Liberty next July, following the likes of Rod Stewart, Kings of Leon, Pink, Elton John and Take That in stopping off at the home of the Ospreys and Swans.
What The Critics Said About Wonderful Wonderful.
“They’ve got their ‘groovy swagger’ back… Five years since their last LP, over 13 since their debut, The Killers have never been happy just surviving. They are still flourishing.”
“The Killers’ fifth album is their best since their hit-packed 2004 debut, Hot Fuss. A welcome depth and gravity have been added to their high-strung intensity, stemming from Flowers’s willingness openly to tackle private issues. It is an all-killer, no-filler set.”
***** The Daily Telegraph
“On the band’s first album for five years, [Brandon Flowers’] vulnerability fires their best songs in a decade. Big music, which is all the better for its more intimate, touching soul.”
**** The Guardian
“Killers return to their deadliest form. With scarcely a note wasted and sky-scraping choruses to burn, the record is the band’s best in years - all glamorous guitars, starry-eyed synths and iceberg-crisp beats.”
“As a songwriter, Flowers has never been particularly guarded about himself - but he bares more on Wonderful Wonderful than ever before, and the result is the band’s best album since 2006’s Sam’s Town.”
“Run For Cover and the driving synth rock of Tyson vs Douglas are two of their finest anthems… Wonderful Wonderful is great fun, light on its feet and well, pretty wonderful really.”
**** Evening Standard