Brandon Flowers cancels six US tour dates

Killers frontman cites "unforseen circumstances" for changes

Brandon Flowers of The Killers has cancelled six dates on his current US tour, citing “unforseen circumstances”.

Flowers is on the road promoting his latest solo album ‘The Desired Effect’, and began playing the current run of dates in July. However, upcoming gigs in Charlotte, Raleigh, Norfolk, Atlanta, Orlando and Miami have all been axed.

The singer tweeted to apologise for the decision, stating simply that his family need him at the moment.

Read NME‘s Brandon Flowers Interview: On Stalking Morrissey, His New Solo Record And The Future Of The Killers

The Miami date, at The Filmore venue, was due to take place on August 19. Flowers’ next scheduled gig after that is on September 2 at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, California.

Flowers recently released a live video for ‘I Can Change’, a track from his chart-topping album ‘The Desired Effect’. The song, which features a sample from Bronski Beat’s 1984 single ‘Smalltown Boy’, serves as the fourth single from the LP. It also features an appearance from Pet Shop Boys’ singer Neil Tennant, who makes a brief spoken word cameo.

Speaking to NME in a recent interview, speaking in a video interview, airing above, Flowers shared his delight that the public and critical response to ‘The Desired Effect’ has been “really positive”, something he claims to not be accustomed to.

He added: “I’ve been used to more of a polarising situation and it that usually goes in my favour. I think if somebody really hates it or people really love it then it usually works out. But this time it’s been a lot more positive and I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.”

Speaking about the future of The Killers and whether there will be any further solo records (his solo debut ‘Flamingo’ was released in 2010), Flowers continued: “I don’t think that far [into the future]. But Dave [Keuning, guitarist] is really excited for the next record already. Maybe there’ll be some new fire that gets lit and this’ll be the last solo record.”

Brandon Flowers also said that his solo career is “not a vanity project”, continuing: “I get enough attention being the singer in The Killers”. Watch the full video interview above.