THE KILLERS TURN DOWN GLASTONBURY HEADLINE SLOT

We want to do it, but not until 2007 the band say…

The Killers have turned down a headline slot at GLASTONBURY – but insisted they want to do it in 2007.

The band were hotly rumoured to be moving from their slot second on the bill at this years event (June 24) to closing the final night on the Pyramid Stage (June 26). The slot became vacant when Kylie Minogue was forced to pull out after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

But speaking exclusively to NME.COM, The Killers drummer Ronnie Vannucci said the band were flattered to be approached, but the band were united in agreement that, after releasing just one album, they’re not ready to step up to the headline slot yet.

He said: “We were offered the headlining slot but we didn’t take it because we’re basically a band that’s been around for, as far as the UK’s concerned, a little over a year. So we didn’t think we were deserving of a headlining slot, we’re just happy to be playing in a good spot at Glastonbury anyway. We only have one album out.”

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