The Killers to headline BST in Hyde Park
The Killers are the latest act to be confirmed to headline British Summer Time at London’s Hyde Park – with a massive line-up of support acts.
Returning to the capital to air new material along their usual catalogue of indie classics, the band will top the bill at Barclaycard’s BST on Saturday 8 July for their only UK Festival date of 2017 – where they’ll be joined by Elbow, Tears For Fears and White Lies.
This will mark a very unique concert, as not only are the legendary electro-pop veterans Tears For Fears a direct influence on The Killers, but this will mark their first London gig in 12 years.
The Killers headline Barclaycard British Summer Time on Saturday 8 July. Tickets are on pre-sale now and will go on general sale from 9am on Friday 27 January and will be available here.
Performing at BST, The Killers join previously-announced headliners Justin Bieber, Phil Collins, Green Day, Kings Of Leon and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.
The band started recording their long-awaited fifth album back in September, and have been working in Las Vegas, San Diego, LA and Joshua Tree with U2 producer Jacknife Lee. Last week, they gave an update on the progress and sound of new material.
“There are moments that feel heavier than anything we’ve ever done, not that we’re the heaviest band in the world, but they have a finesse because of our experience,” said front man Brandon Flowers. “There’s also really beautiful things. Lyrically, it’s really close to home.”
Speaking of new songs and titles, Flowers said: “There’s one called ‘Rut’ and we were all kind of excited about what was happening with that. Another is called ‘Run For Cover’ and that comes from ‘Day & Age’. so its eight-years-old. It started with Stuart Price and it still sort of has his stamp on it – but we’re funnelling it back through the band eight years later with a different producer.
“I never got the lyrics right and I think I’m gonna get it right this time. ‘Run For Cover’ looks like it’s got a good shot [of being on the album].”
He continued: “There’s one called ‘Tyson Vs Douglas’ [named after the 1990 Mike Tyson vs Buster Douglas boxing match]. I don’t know why but I think about it all the time and I finally tried to tackle it in a song, what it meant to have this hero of mine get torn down, and then everything that happened after that.”