The Killers stadium dates postponed: What are the new dates and can you get a refund?
15 April 2020, 13:16 | Updated: 4 May 2020, 15:17
The band have officially postponed their dates with Brandon Flowers and co releasing a statement with the new 2021 dates on social media.
Back in March, The Killers released an official statement about their Imploding The Mirage world tour, assuring fans it would still go ahead amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Brandon Flowers and co are preparing to release their forthcoming album of the same name, which they planned to support with huge stadium dates across the UK, Europe and now the globe.
However, now the band have officially postponed the release of the album and their 2020 dates, while sharing their rescheduled dates for 2021.
A note about our UK and Ireland dates. pic.twitter.com/MpU3W4DPfo— The Killers (@thekillers) April 24, 2020
However, it now looks like the dates, which will include two shows at the Arsenal Emirates Stadium football ground have been postponed, and may even already be rescheduled
It comes after drummer Ronnie Vanucci Jr. said earlier this month: "Our first stop is the UK. This is what we've been preparing for. You gotta understand, we’ve been thinking about this for over a year and all of a sudden we’ve had to slam on the brakes,” he said on Instagram live.
"It’s definitely postponed, not a cancellation type of ordeal."
The Smile Like You Mean It rocker added: "We were very early to get the next available dates for next year, so I think we’ve got, I think it’s called a 'first hold' on a lot of things.
"We saw this coming early, or rather our agent Kirk Sommer, who’s a special person in our lives, saw this coming and hopefully we’ll get the jump on it."
In their previous statement in March, the band wrote: "People of Earth, greetings and salutations. We've been putting this tour together for a long time and we are extremely excited to finally share it with you. We have, of course, been paying close attention to the recent precautionary measures around the world and trust that the coronavirus is expected to follow traditional flu season patterns.”
They added: "We look forward to a great summer of shows. Look after each other - sing the chorus of Mr. Brightside when you wash your hands - and see you this summer!"
See their full tweet below:
The statement came after The Killers shared Caution, the first single to be taken from their new album, which is set for release on 29 May 2020.
Listen to the single, which features an iconic guitar solo courtesy of the legendary former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, below:
The album - produced by the band and with Shawn Everett and Jonathan Rado of Foxygen - was recorded in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Park City, Utah.
It is the first Killers record to be written and recorded since leaving their hometown of Las Vegas.
Watch Johnny Marr join them on stage at Glasto 2019 in our video:
See The Killers' new 2021 dates:
Tuesday 25 May - Donacaster Keepmoat Stadium
Thursday 27 May - Bristol Ashton Gate Stadium
Saturday 29 May - Coventry Ricoh Stadium
Monday 31 May - Southampton St. Mary's Road Stadium
Wednesday 2 June - Norwich Carrow Road Stadium
Friday 4 June - London Emirates Stadium
Saturday 5 June - London Emirates Stadium
Tuesday 8 June - Falkirk Stadium
Thursday 10 June - Middlesborough Riverside Stadium
Saturday 12 June - Manchester Emirates Old Trafford Stadium
Tuesday 15 June - Dublin Malahide Castle
Wednesday 16 June - Dublin Malahide Castle