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The Killers coming back to rock the O2

The Killers are set to rock Ireland next February when they bring their world tour to Dublin's O2, the Herald can reveal.

After getting rave reviews for their headline performance at last month's Electric Picnic, Brandon Flowers' group have wasted no time signing up for another Irish date.

They will play the Odyssey Arena, Belfast, on Thursday, February 21 and the O2, Dublin, the following day.

The gigs will form part of a world tour to promote their latest album Battle Born.

They have already sold over 15 million copies of albums Hot Fuss, Sam's Town and Day & Age.

Fans were left devastated in February 2010 when the band decided to split but since then they have got back together and are bigger than ever.

And there is a good chance the band will hit the tiles after the show as they are pals with U2.



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Speaking last month at Electric Picnic, the band revealed how their mates in the Irish band sent a supply of Guinness and champagne to their dressing room.

Drummer Ronnie Vannucci said: "We're now friends with a lot of people we grew up idolising, and we call each other at the weekend. That's still weird to us."

He also revealed that U2's Larry Mullen is still bemused by his group's success.

"The first thing I asked Larry when we met was: 'So how did you guys make it work?' And Larry's response was, 'I have no f***in' idea'."

Promotional material for their gig says that the story of The Killers' first 10 years together -- during which they went from Vegas bellhops to Glastonbury headliners, amassing a collection of Brit, NME, MTV and (most recently) ASCAP Awards along the way -- is a tale of runaway success.

Tickets for The O2 go on sale at 8am this Friday and are priced €49.05--€51.65.

kdoyle@herald.ie


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