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The Killers to play at Bristol’s Ashton Gate as part of UK stadium tour

The Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers on stage. Credit: PA

The Killers have announced they will be coming to Bristol next summer as part of their UK stadium tour.

The American rock band will play at Ashton Gate - the home of Bristol City and Bristol Bears - on Tuesday, June 9.

The venue is one of nine stadiums they will visit on their UK tour, which will follow the release of their sixth studio album Imploding The Mirage.

The Killers headlined Glastonbury during the summer. Credit: PA

The Killers will be supported at Ashton Gate by special guests Manic Street Preachers.

I am delighted that we have secured such a renowned act to perform here for the first time in Bristol. The Killers have had five chart-topping albums since 2001 and are one of the most iconic rock bands of the 21st century. With the Manic Street Preachers as their support act, it’s set to be another memorable night for the stadium with a 32,000 crowd capacity.

– Mark Kelly, managing director of Ashton Gate Stadium

Ashton Gate is the only stadium in the South West that The Killers will visit as part of their UK tour and it is hoped ticket sales will match demand for the Spice Girls and Take That, who played earlier this year.

Tickets will go on general sale on Friday, November 22.