The Killers announce Melbourne show for 2022

The Killers announce Melbourne show for 2022

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The Killers return to Australia & New Zealand in November-December next year.

The Killers are heading back to Australia and New Zealand for a massive nine-date mix of arena and outdoor shows on their Imploding The Mirage Tour 2022 in November-December.

Kicking off at Auckland’s Spark Arena on Monday 21 November, the band will take to Christchurch Arena on Friday 25 November, before visiting Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Tuesday 29 November, Perth’s RAC Arena on Tuesday 6 December, Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday 13 December, Hunter Valley’s Hope Estate on Saturday 17 December for an outdoor performance before wrapping up at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Monday 19 December.

The band will also be making their a day on the green debut, performing two big outdoor shows at Peter Lehmann in the Barossa Valley, SA on Saturday 3 December, and Mt Duneed Estate in Geelong, VIC on Saturday 10 December 2022.

Originally announced in 2020 in support of their critically acclaimed ARIA #1 album Imploding The Mirage but then cancelled due to the COVID pandemic, this will be The Killers’ first time back on our shores since their 2018 Australasian tour which included ten completely sold-out arena shows.

What you need to know

  • The Killers return to Australia & New Zealand in November-December 2022
  • The 9-date Imploding The Mirage Tour 2022 will play arenas and outdoor shows across Auckland, Barossa Valley, Brisbane, Christchurch, Geelong, Hunter Valley, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth
  • General Public tickets for all shows on sale Monday 15 November

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Released back in May 2020, their sixth album Imploding The Mirage features a huge spread of collaborations with artists including Lindsey Buckingham, kd lang, Weyes Blood Adam Granduciel (War On Drugs), Blake Mills and Lucius. Drawing from influence ranging from Kate Bush to Peter Gabriel, the album sees The Killers exploring a new sonic direction. Having moved from their hometown in Las Vegas before writing and recording the album, Imploding The Mirage leaves behind the grit of the band’s Nevada roots, pushing them out of their comfort zone.

Presented by Roundhouse Entertainment and Frontier Touring, the phenomenal live band will deliver an electric set filled with their biggest hits, non-single fan favourites and choice cuts from Imploding The Mirage, and perhaps even a few cuts from their seventh studio album, the quieter, character-study-driven Pressure Machine. Released earlier this year while touring was still on hold due to the pandemic, Pressure Machine is an aural document of growing up – and living – in the American Southwest, told from a myriad of perspectives.

Since first bursting onto the scene in 2004, topping Australian charts and going double platinum with debut album Hot FussThe Killers garnered instant popularity and widespread international success with their refreshing synth-rock sound, their infectious nature and their Las Vegas blood; plus Flowers’ unique vocals. . Arguably the band’s biggest masterstroke was their sole release of bona fide earworm ‘Mr Brightside’ which went on to become song with the most weeks in the UK Singles Chart ever — clocking in at a total of 200 weeks.

Selling more than 30 million albums worldwide, and headlining all of the world’s top festivals including Coachella, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, the band have gone on to receive countless accolades, including multiple Grammy nominations, American Music Award nominations, MTV Video Music Awards and NME Awards.

On the very same day that 2017’s Wonderful Wonderful hit #1 on the ARIA Album chart, the band took to the stage at the hallowed Melbourne Cricket Ground for the 2017 AFL Grand Final and absolutely nailed their set, delivering exuberant energy that punters can expect from their forthcoming Australian tour.

Tour Dates: 

Monday 21 November 2022 – Spark Arena, Auckland, NZ

Friday 25 November 2022 – Christchurch Arena, Christchurch, NZ

Tuesday 29 November 2022 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, QLD

Saturday 3 December 2022 – Peter Lehmann, Barossa Valley, SA (a day on the green)

Tuesday 6 December 2022 – RAC Arena, Perth, WA

Saturday 10 December 2022  – Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong, VIC (a day on the green)

Tuesday 13 December 2022 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC

Saturday 17 December 2022 – Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW

Monday 19 December 2022 – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW

Frontier Members can access their pre-sale from Thursday 11 November, before tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday 15 November. 

For all ticketing information, head here