The Killers - New Zealand 2009


Tue 31 Mar, 2009 Westpac Arena, Christchurch
Wed 08 Apr, 2009 Vector Arena, Auckland

After much anticipation and speculation, The Killers will be returning to NZ this year to play their very first arena dates in Auckland and Christchurch in support of their incredible third album, Day & Age, out now on Island Records. Tickets for these shows will go on-sale to the general public on Friday 30th January.

The Killers first NZ performance was well remembered after they boosted the star lineup at the Big Day Out in 2007. They wowed audiences across Australasia and their imminent return has been hopeful ever since. Now, thankfully, that time has come!

These days The Killers’ live show has taken on new dimensions thanks to the brilliant songs found on Day & Age. The album, which sold over a million copies worldwide in its first week of release, sees The Killers expanding their sound into new territories with tremendous results. From the swirling synths and guitar trills of first single “Human,” to the epic, sing-along chorus of new single “Spaceman,” to the sparkling harps and strings on “I Can’t Stay” and more, Day & Age is The Killers at their very best.

Some praise for Day & Age…

“…strangely brilliant, Day & Age see The Killers move one step closer to world domination.”

- The NZ Herald

“All killer, no filler…a fresh and immediate arena-rock triumph…The sound isn’t just bigger, it’s transnational, yielding the kind of radiant, whip-smart rock album you seldom hear in this day and age.” – USA Today

“Day & Age is as much about living up to some expectations as it is about brilliantly defying others. With Day & Age, The Killers haven’t just rebounded from the stark, black and white imagery of Sam’s Town, they’ve moved forward creatively while delivering what should be the biggest, and most colorful, modern rock album of 2008.” – American Songwriter

“…rollicking charm…epic exuberance…a record that retains all of the anthemic aspirations of their last album but also shows some surprising new influences…” – Vogue

"The Killers' third studio album, Day & Age, is their furthest-reaching yet: a m�lange of Roxy Music, saxophone pomp, roller-rink disco and jittery synth rave-ups sporting Brandon Flowers' newly surrealist lyrics." – Los Angeles Times

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