The Killers bring their 80s-synth/rock-heavy sound back to New Zealand for the first time in 8 years in April, playing three big gigs in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
Arguably Nevada’s biggest ever musical success, the group has carved itself a reputation as one of the top rock bands of the millennium.Their signature style – an amalgam of alternative, indie rock and post-punk revival has brought the world some of the biggest hits of the last couple of decades, such as ‘All These Things That I’ve Done’, ‘Somebody Told Me’, ‘Bones’, ‘When You Were Young’, ‘Human’ and first-ever single ‘Mr. Brightside’, which spent 196 weeks (!) in the UK Singles Top 100 chart.
With a back catalogue like this to call on and hits from last year’s drop Wonderful Wonderful (their first number one album on the US Billboard 200, c/o another couple of big singles, ‘Run For Cover’ and ‘The Man’) also sure to make the playlist, concert revellers should be guaranteed a – ahem – killer night!
Auckland: Spark Arena, Friday 20 April
Wellington: TSB Bank Arena, Saturday 21 April
Christchurch: Horncastle Arena, Tuesday 24 April
Image: Anton Corbijn