The Killers postpone Falkirk gig due to coronavirus pandemic

The Killers have confirmed their planned UK and Ireland tour, which was set to kick off at The Falkirk Stadium next month, has been postponed.

By Jonathon Reilly
Monday, 13th April 2020, 10:58 am
Updated Monday, 13th April 2020, 4:35 pm

Addressing fans via Instagram Live, the American band’s drummer Ronnie Vannuci Jr. shared the news the coronavirus outbreak has put the nine-date run of shows on hold, including the May 28 opener in Falkirk.

He said: “We’ve been thinking about this for over a year and all of a sudden we’ve had to slam on the brakes.

“It’s definitely postponed, not a cancellation kind of ordeal.

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The Falkirk Stadium was due to host The Killers on May 28, 2020. Picture: Michael Gillen.

“We were very early to get the next available dates for next year, we’ve got, I think it’s called a first hold on a lot of things.

“We saw this coming early, or rather our agent Kirk Sommer, who’s a special person in our lives, saw this coming and hopefully we’ll get the jump on it.”

Ticket sales for the performances, which also include shows in Manchester and London, were suspended in March and plans for a subsequent US run of dates have still to be confirmed.

A statement from the band on social media said “the news is changing every hour around coronavirus,” and that they want their fans “to stay focused on prevention and remaining safe and cautious right now”.

The group also announced a portion of their ticketing income will go to local charity organisations in the cities they’re playing.

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