THE KILLERS TO HEADLINE HARD ROCK CALLING 2011
aaamusic | On 18, Apr 2011
Hard Rock International and Live Nation confirmed today that The Killers will headline Hard Rock Calling 2011 on Friday 24 June.
The Killers last performed in the UK, in support of their million-selling third album, Day And Age, in 2009. Following six years of intensive touring, the Las Vegas band then decided to take last year off to recharge their batteries and explore other projects, including solo work (Brandon Flowers’ Flamingo topped the UK charts last year, while a record from the band’s Ronnie Vannucci is expected this summer).
The Killers have now reunited to begin writing a new record, and plan to celebrate with a Hyde Park show that will encompass hits from their three studio albums to date: ‘Hot Fuss’ (2004), ‘Sam’s Town’ (2006) and ‘Day & Age’ (2008)). The band will perform much-loved hits including Mr Brightside, Somebody Told Me, All These Things That I’ve Done, Spaceman, When You Were Young, Read My Mind and Human – as well as some fan-favourites from 2007’s Sawdust.
Says The Killers’ Ronnie Vannucci of the Hyde Park show, “It’s been too long, friends… Feels like forever since we’ve seen each other and now it’s time we pay a visit. Have to get the machine oiled and ready to make this kinda thing happen more often. Feeling creative, let’s do this.”
“The Killers rocked the stage at Hard Rock Calling 2009,” said Hamish Dodds, President and CEO, Hard Rock International. “And we’re extremely excited to have them back this year for an encore performance.”
About Hard Rock Calling
Hard Rock Calling is set in the beautiful surroundings of Hyde Park in the heart of bustling London and has fully established itself as one of the UK’s must see outdoor music events. The stage at Hard Rock Calling attracts some of the biggest musicians and bands in the world, with previous headliners including The Who, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith,
Peter Gabriel, Pearl Jam and The Police. With a stellar line-up of artists already announced and lots more still to add, tickets to this year’s event are already flying.
Tickets are on sale Thursday 21st 9am available at www.hardrockcalling.co.uk
FRIDAY TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 21 APRIL 9am
Friday Tickets – £49.50 + booking fee
Buy online at www.hardrockcalling.co.uk
Vodafone customers can buy tickets 48 hours before they go on general sale. Get yours from 9am, 19 April at vodafone.co.uk/vip