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The Killers, Kanye albums for early release

Label will try to capitalise on holiday spending

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The new albums from The Killers, Kanye West and Ludacris are set to be released a day early in the US so that Island Def Jam can notch up higher sales.

The Killers' 'Day & Age', Ludacris' 'Theater Of The Mind' and Kanye West's '808s & Heartbreak' will all come out on Monday November 24, a day before the traditional release day of Tuesday.

Accoring to [url= Billboard]Billboard[/url], Island Def Jam's early release plan is an attempt to capitalise on the Thanksgiving shopping weekend. A major holiday in the US, Thanksgiving signifies the kick-off of the holiday season, and in turn holiday spending.

As previously reported, The Killers [url= http://www.nme.com/news/glasvegas/40939]played a surprise gig[/url] in London over the weekend, when they opened for Glasvegas at the Union Chapel.

--By our New York staff.
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