Las Vegas rock group, The Killers, signed on to co-headline the upcoming Las Vegas Benefit Concert. The Killers name has been added to the top of the bill alongside alt-rockers, Imagine Dragons. The show will take place on December 17th in remembrance of the Route 91 Harvest Festival victims of the fatal mass shooting at Mandalay Bay.
The newly assembled T-Mobile Arena will be the sight of one of the largest benefit concerts taking place in recent memory. The date of the show is no coincidence – it marks the two-month anniversary of the massacre, which claimed the lives of 58 concert on goers. The shooting hit home (literally) for Killers lead singer, Brandon Flowers, who was born and raised in Vegas. After the tragedy, Flowers was outspoken about his love and support for his hometown. Headlining the benefit show with Imagine Dragons promises to be emotional for the 36-year-old vocalist.
Numerous other acts have already committed to performing at the concert, including Boyz II Men among others. Some Las Vegas-area acts will be featured as well – magician David Copperfield, Penn and Teller, and Cirque du Soleil performers will partake in this monumental event. The show’s organizers have promised that more acts will be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale this week with prices ranging from $75 – $125.
The Killers have hit the road in support of their fifth studio album, Wondeful Wonderful, which was released in late September. The group’s first effort in more than five years has been applauded by fans and critics alike. To add to that, the debut single, The Man, peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot Rock Tracks. The band is spending the rest of this month overseas before returning to Vegas on December 1st for a smaller benefit concert of their own. Another sin city show was added by The Killers on the 11th, just six days before the group headlines T-Mobile Arena.
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