Wednesday 19 December 2018

The Killers announce summer Dublin date with special guests Franz Ferdinand

The Killers
The Killers
The Killers
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The Killers have announced an open-air concert at RDS Arena with special guests Franz Ferdinand.

The gig, subject to licence, will take place on June 26 and comes after their sold out 3Arena gig in November last year - those tickets sold out in minutes.

The band has received countless accolades for their artistic achievement, including multiple Brit Awards, Grammy nominations, American Music Award nominations, MTV Video Music Awards, NME Awards and more.

It has been 14 years since the Las Vegas outfit's debut album Hot Fuss and the singles Mr Brightside, Somebody Told Me and All These Things That I've Done.

Their second album Sam’s Town was released in 2006 and spent forty-two weeks on the Billboard Top 200. A b-sides and rarities collection, Sawdust, was released in 2007, followed by their third studio album, Day & Age, which was released to widespread critical praise in 2008, anchored by the massive single, “Human”.

The Killers released Battle Born in September 2012 and in 2013 they performed at a sold out Wembley Stadium.

The band, who have sold over twenty-five million albums worldwide, and headlined all of the world’s top festivals (Coachella, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury), released their newest studio album, Wonderful Wonderful, in September 2017, where it landed at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart the week of its release, as well as topping the charts in the U.K., Mexico, and Australia.

The album gave the band a record-breaking fifth consecutive number one in the U.K., and Brandon Flowers’ seventh U.K. number one overall, since his two solo albums both also topped the charts. Wonderful Wonderful went straight to Number 2 in the Irish album charts.

Franz Ferdinand performed to a sold-out Olympia Theatre last Sunday. Their fifth studio album Always Ascending is out now and garnering widespread rave reviews.

Tickets from €69.50 including booking fees go on sale Friday 23 February at 9am

'It didn't feel as strange as it might have done' - Alex Kapranos on Franz Ferdinand new members and sound

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