The Killers quote The Smiths in their apology for cancelling Manchester gigs

The band said they 'started something they couldn't finish'

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: The Killers

The Killers have released an official apology to fans in Manchester after they pulled last night's show at the MEN Arena four songs into the performance and then also cancelled tonight's planned show at the same venue.

The band took to their Facebook page to deliver an official statement, in which they quoted The Smiths' 1987 single 'I Started Something I Couldn't Finish' as well as alluding to Morrissey's 'Suedehead', as part of the apology. The band wrote:

Manchester, we started something we couldn't finish and we're so, so sorry. Working on rescheduling tonight and tomorrow's shows. Will let you know new dates ASAP. ?K


The shows were pulled after frontman Brandon Flowers lost his voice.

During last night's performance he told the crowd: "I'm sorry I've never had to do this before but we've gotta stop. I can't sing… I don't know what else to tell you. I'm sorry. I know it's frustrating for you and I'm sorry."

The band's London shows at the O2 Arena this Friday (November 16) and Saturday (17) are still set to go ahead as planned.

The band intend to reschedule the shows, with Flowers telling the Manchester audience: "I promise that we will come back. This is the town we most look forward most to coming to. This is our musical home and I'm sorry for this."

Read More On This Artist

More News
Jamie T covers Townes Van Zandt's 'Waiting 'Round To Die' - listen
Eddie Vedder releases a cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine'
Cloud Nothings unveil 'New Here In' video – watch
45th anniversary release of 'The Velvet Underground' to include previously unreleased LP
Prince performs alongside Kendrick Lamar to mark double album release
Ryan Adams covers Foreigner's 'I Want To Know What Love Is' - listen
Stevie Nicks shares new song 'Mabel Normand'
Crowdfunder campaign to bring Foo Fighters to Cornwall raises nearly £100,000 in two days
Darlia to headline Club NME KOKO Halloween Ball
BBC Radio 1 and 2 play too much mainstream music, claims Radio Centre study
Midweek chart update: Jamie T on course for Number One position
David Bowie teases album artwork for 'Nothing Has Changed'
NME readers vote Arctic Monkeys best headliner at this year's festivals
Ed Sheeran dedicates song to David Cameron
Metallica's Lars Ulrich 'immensely inspired' by U2 iTunes giveaway
Aphex Twin says he believes in the Illuminati and that September 11 was an 'inside job'
Johnny Marr says he makes 'outside music' concept to combat 'weedy, mopey shit'
BBC Four to show Foo Fighters documentary 'Sonic Highways'
Paramore's Hayley Williams accuses One Direction of copying New Found Glory
Kiss' Gene Simmons says that no 'iconic' new artists have emerged since 1988
Prince takes part in Facebook fan Q&A and only answers one question
Slipknot reveal plan to burn camel dung at Knotfest to give festival its own unique smell

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today