The Killers have announced a one-off, intimate Australian show

The Killers have announced an intimate one-off show, set to take place in the city’s Liberty Hall venue next week. 

The show will take place immediately after The Killers‘ already announced performance at Qudos Bank Arena. From that 21,000-strong venue, The Killers will rush to the much smaller Liberty Hall, located in Moore Park’s Entertainment Quarter. That show — happening on December 19 — will kick off after midnight, and forms part of the band’s broader ‘Imploding The Mirage’ Australian tour. The Mr. Brightside outfit will next perform at Melbourne’s Rod Laver arena tonight, before their show in Hunter Valley this weekend. Tickets to The Killers’ intimate Sydney go on sale this Friday (December 16) here

The Killers adopted a similar performance strategy during the New Zealand leg of their tour last month. During that run of shows — which took them from Auckland to Christchurch — the band rushed from their set at the former city’s Spark Arena to perform at the more intimate Town Hall venue. The rock trio’s Australasian jaunt comes ahead of their broader world tour, which will next year take them across the UK and Ireland throughout August and September. 

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Last month, The Killers completed the tour’s US run, where they were joined on stage by support act Johnny Marr on select dates. The Imploding The Mirage tour bears the same name as the band’s 2020 album. In addition to that project, which marked The Killers’ sixth studio effort, the rockers have released the Imploding The Mirage follow-up Pressure Machine, which arrived in August of last year. The former album featured the single Caution.

Sydney concertgoers should expect the unexpected ahead of The Killers’ upcoming performances, given the band’s track record of interesting live tidbits in recent years. In 2019, it was announced that The Killers had performed Glastonbury’s loudest set ever. In June of this year, the band invited a fan on stage at their Falkirk show, allowing her to play bandmate Ronnie Vanucci’s drum kit during the song For Reasons Unknown