As the last tickets went on sale for Electric Picnic 2023 next summer this morning, the festival revealed their Sunday headliner in The Killers to coincide with the release of tickets.
After announcing Friday and Saturday headliners Billie Eilish and Lewis Capaldi respectively, alongside Fred again.., Niall Horan, Steve Lacy, IDLES, Jamie xxT snd more earlier this week, The Killers were added today for the Stradbally event taking place from September 1st to September 3rd.
The Killers are also announced for Belfast on the same weekend as Electric Picnic for Belfast Vital on Friday September 1st at Boucher Road Playing Fields with guest Johnny Marr.
Those tickets are on sale Monday December 12th at 9am from Ticketmaster.ie and under 16s are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian over 25. A Three customer 48-hour pre-sale starts Saturday December 10th.
Tickets for the 70,000-capacity Electric Picnic 2023 priced at €281 for Weekend Camping, Sunday Day tickets are €106 went on sale this morning.
About The Killers
The Killers formed in 2003 and have gone on to become one of the biggest bands in the world. The group have received countless accolades for their artistic achievement, including multiple Grammy nominations, American Music Award nominations, MTV Video Music Awards, NME Awards and more, and have so far sold over 25 million albums, clocking up a record breaking seven consecutive UK Number 1 albums in the process, and headlining at all of the world’s biggest festivals (including Glastonbury, Coachella and Lollapalooza) as well as their own stadium tours.
The Killers’ first album, Hot Fuss, landed in 2004 to worldwide acclaim. The album contained the huge singles “Mr. Brightside” and “Somebody Told Me,” as well as the anthemic “All These Things That I’ve Done”. The band toured for two years straight behind Hot Fuss, playing more than four-hundred shows, and eventually returned to Las Vegas to begin to work on the follow-up album with legendary producers Alan Moulder and Flood. The result, a love letter of sorts to their hometown entitled Sam’s Town, was released in 2006 and spent forty-two weeks on the Billboard Top 200.
A b-sides collection, Sawdust, was released in 2007, followed by their third studio album, Day & Age, which was released to widespread praise in 2008, anchored by the massive single “Human.” The Killers released Battle Born in September 2012, expanding their world tour into countries they’ve never visited before, and finally were honoured to perform at the world-renowned Wembley Stadium, one of the most monumental and significant shows of their career. After a decade of making music, in November 2013, The Killers released a “Best Of” collection, Direct Hits, which featured two incredible new songs alongside classics from the band’s revered catalogue. Wonderful Wonderful followed in September 2017 andgave the band their first No. 1 on the U.S Billboard Top 200 chart in the U.S., as well as topping the charts in the U.K., Mexico, and Australia.
In 2020, The Killers released Imploding The Mirage; hailed by critics as one of the best records in the band’s already stellar catalogue. Imploding The Mirage was followed in quick succession by 2021’s Pressure Machine, a quieter, character-driven document of life in small town America inspired by frontman Brandon Flowers’ upbringing in rural Utah, and the band’s record-breaking eighth consecutive UK Number 1 studio LP. In 2022, they embarked on their largest, sold out tour to date, playing stadiums across the UK, before heading to the Americas and beyond.