The Killers cancel Asian tour

Band pull dates due to 'unforeseen circumstances'

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The Killers have cancelled their forthcoming Asian tour dates due to what they have called "unforeseen circumstances".

The band had been set to play gigs in Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong, Manila, Tokyo and Seoul within the next month but have scrapped the dates, they announced on their official website, Thekillersmusic.com.

Brandon Flowers and co put a message on the site saying: "It is with great regret that The Killers have been forced to cancel their upcoming appearances," citing that "unforeseen circumstances involving a serious illness of a close family member", were behind the decision to pull the tour.

They added: "The band deeply apologizes to their fans and hopes to reschedule their shows in these cities soon, we hope you understand and respect our privacy at this difficult time."

The Killers are still scheduled to play gigs in Australia, kicking off in Sydney on February 13.

The Killers recently revealed that they plan to go on haitus following their remaining tour dates.

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