The Killers have announced that they are postponing their summer UK and Ireland tour dates because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The band also revealed that their upcoming album, ‘Imploding the Mirage’, has been delayed.
The Killers have confirmed their planned UK and Ireland tour, which was in support of their new album ‘Imploding the Mirage’ and was set to kick off in late May, has been postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus crisis.
Addressing fans via Instagram Live, the American band’s drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. shared the news that the coronavirus pandemic has put the nine-date run of UK and Ireland shows on hold. “This thing keeps growing. Our first stop is the UK. This is what we’ve been preparing for. We’ve been thinking about this for over a year and all of a sudden we’ve had to slam on the brakes,” said Vannucci while addressing fans on a Instagram Live.
A note about our UK and Ireland dates. pic.twitter.com/MpU3W4DPfo
— The Killers (@thekillers) April 24, 2020
In a formal statement released on social media, the band said: “UK and Ireland friends, We must postpone our UK and Ireland dates due to COVID. The single most important thing is that you all take care of yourselves and be safe and healthy. These are going to be the same great shows, but we have to move them to next year. All tickets will be honoured, so we really hope you will join us. If you can’t, please contact your ticket agent.”
The announcement comes days after the band revealed that they would be delaying the release of their sixth studio album, ‘Imploding the Mirage’. The album was originally set for release, on May 29, 2020, via Island, but “will be receiving a new release date in the coming weeks due to delays in finalizing the album,” according to a statement released by the band.
The band did make up for the disappointing news by giving fans another glimpse of what to expect from their upcoming album in the form of new track, Fire In Bone’. The Killers unveiled their new song, ‘Fire In Bone’, which is the second single from the forthcoming album, ‘Imploding the Mirage’.
This is the second song the group has shared from their new LP, ‘Imploding the Mirage’, after the release of lead single ‘Caution,’ which features Lindsey Buckingham. The follow-up to 2017’s Wonderful Wonderful, ‘Imploding the Mirage’ features host of talent including Buckingham, Weyes Blood, K.D. Lang, War on Drugs’ Adam Granducil, Blake Mills and Lucius. It was produced by Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado and Shawn Everett.