Posted by: Necci – Sep 18, 2012
Las Vegas's favorite sons, The Killers, released their fourth album, Battle Born, today, and they'll be heading out on tour for that album this fall. We found out yesterday that that tour will include a stop in VA at The Patriot Center on Tuesday, December 18. The show will almost certainly spotlight the quartet's brand new album--which is named after a motto that appears on their home state's flag--as well as plenty of great highlights from their career thus far. There'll even be an opening set from Canadian singing/songwriting twin sisters Tegan And Sara, which in our opinion is probably reason enough to show up as it is. Looks like the makings of a great evening--you know you want to be there!
WHAT: The Killers At The Patriot Center!
WHO: The Killers with special guests Tegan And Sara
WHERE: The Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax VA
WHEN: Tuesday, December 18, 7:30 PM
ADMISSION: $45 plus fees--advance tickets available HERE (once they go on sale)
Tickets for this show won't go on sale until this Friday at 10 AM, but never fear, your friends at RVA Magazine have the hookup! We've got a pair of tickets to give away, and we'll be picking a winner before they even go on sale. You've got until midnight on Thursday night to get your name into the drawing, so don't hesitate! Here's how to enter:
We haven't had a chance to check out the new Killers album in full yet, but if you're starving for a taste of it, the video for the first single, "Runaways," is below. It seems that The Killers are still experts at achieving the seemingly impossible fusion of 80s synth-pop, Bruce Springsteen, and U2--and I don't know about anyone else, but I'm hearing a bit of Arcade Fire in this new single as well. Check it out for yourself below, and get stoked for this awesome performance!
By Andrew Necci