It looks like the Killers’ forthcoming Australian shows headlining the Good Vibrations Festivals will be the last we see of them for a long time. Speaking to newswire service AAP from Las Vegas, keyboardist Dave Keuning stated that the group had no plans beyond this tour, blaming burnout. “I’m not sure if people are aware of it but this is probably our last shows for a while” he revealed. “Unless some surprise thing comes up but most likely these are our last shows for a while …We’re having a break.”
Since forming in 2002 the band has been one of the hardest touring bands in the world, riding a wave of hard work to become a stadium band. They have toured Australia a number of times, coming a long way from playing the now defunct Palace Theatre in St Kilda in 2004. The Killers headline Good Vibrations, which begins in Sydney on February 13 before moving to Perth, the Gold Coast and Melbourne on February 21. Basement Jaxx, Armand Van Helden, Busta Rhymes and hip hop pioneers Salt-N-Pepa are among other acts.
See The Killers covering The Church’s Australian classic Under The Milky Way at the end of last year.