The Killers map out huge tour; get M83 as first leg opener

The Killers

The Killers

Last year’s “Day & Age” LP by the Vegas gang, The Killers, was disappointingly mediocre; a blunt collection of dull and uncatchy pop songs, with a one or two exceptions of course. As a Killers fan, I became a bit dishearten of the band, but I then remembered I have two other, almost perfect pop albums to rock of to – “Hot Fuss” and “Sam’s Town”. With this in mind, I’ll just think of Day & Age as a “small” slump in their repertoire and will just wipe it off my memory (and iPod, mind you).

So, all those Killers fans out there, do not fret, for the band will still light up our lives as they travel around the world on their latest tour – just pray they don’t play too many Day & Age songs. Ok, I’m done with Day & Age, that’s the last me of talking about it. Back to the tour. It seems the band is booked with gigs starting mid-January, ’till pre-summer, in May. The first leg will be comprised of shows staged in Europe and Australia, with M83 as opening act, while the second leg of the tour will see band play in North America, starting mid-April. The opener for the second leg is yet to be announced.

Wooo! Quite a large amount of gigs…

January 16: Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre *
January 17: Denver, CO – Magness Arena *
January 19: Minneapolis, MN – Northrop Auditorium *
January 20: Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion *
January 22: Ypsilanti, MI – EMU Convocation Center *
January 23: Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre *
January 25: New York, NY – Madison Square Garden *
January 26: Boston, MA – Agganis Arena *
January 27: Fairfax, VA – Patriot Center at George Mason University *
January 29: North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues *
January 30: Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Civic Center *
January 31: Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry House *
February 2: Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theater *
February 3: Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center *
February 4: Grand Prairie, TX – Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie *
February 20: Dublin, Ireland – The O2
February 21: Belfast, Northern Ireland – Odyssey Arena
February 23: London, England – O2 Arena
February 24: London, England – O2 Arena
February 26: Birmingham, England – LG Arena
February 27: Birmingham, England – LG Arena
February 28: Cardiff, Wales – Cardiff International Arena
March 2: Sheffield, England – Sheffield Arena
March 3: Nottingham, England – Nottingham Arena
March 5: Aberdeen, Scotland – Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Center
March 6: Glasgow, Scotland – SECC
March 7: Newcastle, England – Newcastle Arena
March 9: Manchester, England – MEN Arena
March 10: Manchester, England – MEN Arena
March 12: Amsterdam, Netherlands – Heineken Music Hall
March 13: Dusseldorf, Germany – Phillpshalle
March 14: Berlin, Germany – Max Schmelinghalle
March 16: Munich, Germany – Zenith
March 17: Milan, Italy – Datchforum
March 18: Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
March 19: Paris, France – Zenith
March 21: Barcelona, Spain – Palau Olimpic de Badalona
March 28: Sydney, Australia – Centennial Park
March 29: Gold Coast, Australia – Avica Resort
April 4: Melbourne, Australia – Showgrounds
April 5: Perth, Australia – Claremont Showgrounds
April 16: Phoenix, AZ – Dodge Theatre
April 17: Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
April 19: San Jose, CA – San Jose Event Center
April 22: Seattle, WA – Wamu Theatre at Qwest Field Events Center
April 23: Victoria, British Columbia – Save on Foods Memorial Centre
April 24: Vancouver, British Columbia – UBC Thunderbird Arena
April 26: Calgary, Alberta – Pengrowth Saddledome
April 27: Edmonton, Alberta – Rexall Place
April 30: Milwaukee, WI – The Eagles Club
May 1: Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre
May 2: Bonner Springs, KS – Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
May 3: St. Louis, MO – Fox Theatre
May 5: Columbus, OH – Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
May 6: Cleveland, OH – Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre at Tower City
May 8: Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
May 9: Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena

* with M83

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  • dannymalt

    Day & Age is actually one of the strongest albums. So I don’t know what’s with all the hate, coming from you. Let me just quote some reviews of their albums so I am not just pushing my own personal opinion.

    Hot Fuss
    Allmusic 3/5 stars
    Pitchfork (5.2/10)
    Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars

    Sam’s Town
    Allmusic 3/5 stars
    Entertainment Weekly (C)
    Pitchfork Media (5.9/10)
    Rolling Stone 2/5 stars

    Day & Age
    Allmusic 4/5 stars
    Entertainment Weekly (B+)
    Pitchfork Media (5.9/10)
    Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars

    Here are the meta critique reviews, were they just tabulate all the many reviewers together.
    1. Music: Hot Fuss by The Killers (2004) 66
    2. Music: Sam’s Town by The Killers (2006) 64
    3. Music: Sawdust by The Killers (2007) 65
    4. Music: Day & Age by The Killers (2008) 69

    Granted reviewers never give the Killers amazing reviews, but Day & Age is a really strong album, and the general consensus seems to be it is their best album yet, so quit being a douche.

  • Rob

    I totally disagree with the guy who said Day & Age was their strongest. He is clearly the douche. He is the ONLY person besides these writers (apparently) that thinks it’s a good album. I think Day & Age totally sucks and I’m a huge Killers fan. Sam’s Town and Hot Fuss are the best, and all the critics are retarded for giving all of their albums below a 70 (except maybe Day & Age and Sawdust…) The last two albums are just too dreary and sleepy.

    I saw the show last night at Grand Prairie and I’m looking for someone who uploaded a set list from the concert… any ideas where to find it? DMB always does this…

  • Ann

    I think Day and Age is a brilliant album and the more I listen to it the more I like it. I love all The Killers albums and think Brandon is an amazing singer, he has everything that is needed to be the perfect frontman.

  • Nathan

    I disagree with all the other opinions here, so I’m probably wrong to them. I personally have this ranking for The Killers albums:

    1) Sam’s Town

    2) Day & Age

    3) Hot Fuss

    4) Sawdust

    Yes, I don’t rank Hot Fuss the highest. Oh well, it’s a starter album