The Killers have cancelled several upcoming Australian shows due to the illness of a close relative of one band member, believed to be the mother of Brandon Flowers.
The band will not play at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre tomorrow night, or the Good Vibrations Festivals in Sydney and Perth this weekend. At this point they still intend to play Good Vibrations in the Gold Coast and Melbourne next weekend.
It’s not looking good for the festival, who also had the UK’s Friendly Fires pull out this morning. I predict there’s going to be a lot of disappointed punters.
In a statement, the band also said they would “like to take this opportunity to assure their fans that any concerns about the future of the band are unfounded. They are all looking forward to some time off at the end of this tour as they have been on the road for a long time, but there are no plans for an indefinite hiatus.”
I suppose that’s some consolation for fans.
At any rate, refunds will be issued for the Enmore Theatre show. If you bought your tickets using a credit card, this will happen automatically. Otherwise, you’ll need to present photo ID to your point of purchase to get the cash back.
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