The Killers have announced a huge UK stadium tour that is set to take place in 2022.
One of the nine destinations is the wonderful city of Bristol, with hype reaching intense levels ahead of one of the most popular live performances in the city this year.
Here is everything you need to know about the Ashton Gate show, such as how to get tickets, as well as setlist and support act details.
When are The Killers playing in Bristol?
Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium - the home to Bristol City Football Club - is looking forward to hosting The Killers during the band’s biggest ever tour in 2022.
The show is scheduled to take place on Thursday, 26 May.
It will start at 5:30 pm in the evening.
Where else are they playing?
The Mirage Tour in 2023 - which sold out in hours when it first went on sale two years ago - will visit a number of the biggest stadiums and entertainment venues across the UK.
Starting off at Doncaster’s Eco-Power Stadium on Tuesday, 24 May 2022, the countrywide tour will come to an end in Manchester’s Emirates Old Trafford Stadium - renowned for being the home of Premier League side Manchester United.
Here is a full list of all the UK dates of The Killers’ Mirage Tour in 2022:
- 24 - Eco-Power Stadium, Doncaster
- 26 - Ashton Gate, Bristol
- 28 - Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry
- 30 - St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton
- 1 - Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough
- 3 - Emirates Stadium, London
- 4 - Emirates Stadium, London
- 6 - Falkirk Stadium, Falkirk
- 7 - Falkirk Stadium, Falkirk
- 9 - Carrow Road Stadium, Norwich
- 11 - Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
Can I still get tickets to the Ashton Gate Stadium show?
With the show fast approaching, tickets are at low availability on ticketing partner Ticketmaster, which is due to the wide scale popularity and excitement heading towards the concert across Bristol.
At the time of publication, there is one ticket left for general admission into the standing area, costing £71.50.
To keep updated and to book tickets to the Ashton Gate Stadium show in Bristol, visit the Ticketmaster page.
What is the setlist?
When going into a live concert, the setlist is almost guaranteed to include the artist or bands greatest and most popular songs.
So expect to hear the likes of ‘Mr Brightside’, ‘All These Things That I’ve Done’, ‘Somebody Told Me’ and many more during the Bristol show.
Looking at the setlists of past gigs are also good indicators of what you will likely see performed at Ashton Gate on Thursday.
According to Setlist.fm, this was the setlist that The Killers followed during their show at Sheffield’s O2 Academy on Wednesday, 17 May 2022:
- My Own Soul’s Warning
- When You Were Young
- Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine
- Smile Like You Mean It
- Run for Cover
- Running Towards a Place
- Mr. Brightside
- Somebody Told Me
- Fire in Bone
- In the Car Outside
- Runaway Horses
- A Dustland Fairytale
- Read My Mind
- Dying Breed
- Midnight Show
- All These Things That I’ve Done
Is there a support act?
During their huge show at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium, The Killers will be supported by the Manic Street Preachers - but who are they?
Manic Street Preachers, also known as the Manics, are a Welsh rock band formed in Blackwood, Caerphilly in 1986.
The band consists of cousins James Dean Bradfield (vocalist) and Sean Moore (drums), plus Nicky Wire (bass).
The rockers also once consisted of Richey Edwards James (guitarist) who disappeared and has not been seen since 1 February 1995.
Their more popular songs include: ‘A Design For Life’, ‘Faster’, ‘Motown Junk’ and many more.
Who are The Killers?
The Killers are an American rock band formed in Las Vegas in 2001 by Brandon Flowers (vocalist) and Dave Keuning (guitarist).
The current lineup of the band consists of Flowers, Mark Stoermer (bass, rhythm guitar, backing vocals) and Ronnie Vannucci Jr.
Part of the post-punk revival movement, the Killers are influenced by music styles of the 1980s and 1990s.
Immensely popular too, selling over 28 million records worldwide.
Their breakout album ‘Hot Fuss’ was released in 2004 - spawning four UK top 20 singles including ‘Mr. Brightside’.
The Killers’ most recent album release is ‘Pressure Machine’ - the rock band’s seventh studio album - which hit shelves in August 2021.