I do love Monday morning emails when they give me great news like this – 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.