January 18, 2010 22:44

The Killers announce they are going on 'hiatus' after current tour

Las Vegas group to take a break after their Melbourne show next month

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The Killers have announced that they are due to go on an "hiatus" after their current tour.

The band who are about to play a series of shows in Asia and Australia, have revealed that their gig in Melbourne on February 21 will be their last for the foreseeable future.

"I'm not sure if people are aware of it but these are probably our last shows for a while," guitarist Dave Keuning told the AAP.

"We haven't had a break in quite a while. It's just been touring and making records and on and on and on. It's been like six years just kind of connected together. It's like people just expect us to do that non-stop till we die, but we just want a little bit of time off, just to be myself and do what I want to do for a little bit."

Asked if the break was permanent, the guitarist declared: ""Not as far as I know."

The news of the hiatus comes only a month after frontman Brandon Flowers denied rumours that he was leaving the band to pursue a solo career.

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