The Killers will perform at Petrovaradin Fortress on 5th July, on the so-called zero day of EXIT Festival – it was announced at the press conference at Dom Omladine in Belgrade.
One of the most popular US bands, which was formed in 2001, has included EXIT into the European leg of its exclusive tour which includes only the US, Great Britain and Spain, and a handful of other countries. “This is an important event for EXIT”, the Festival’s director Sinisa Kovacevic said. “We are opening a new era of our Festival by having the so-called zero day. This will be a fusion of the best festival experience and big concerts that usually take place only at stadiums”, Kovacevic adds.
He also said that EXIT has been trying to get The Killers to perform since 2013 because the band is very particular in its demands and insist on having top notch security. “After EXIT, The Killers will perform at London’s Hyde Park which they sold out in only seven days”, says Sagor Meskovic, EXIT’s communications director.
The Killers stormed the world with their 2004 debut, “Hot Fuss”, which went on to become one of that decade’s biggest selling albums and has since been hailed as one of the greatest debut albums of all time by Rolling Stone. Since then, each of the band’s four studio albums has topped the UK charts along with many more all over the globe, selling more than 25 million copies.
They formed in Las Vegas in 2001 after Brandon Flowers, the frontman of the band, came out fascinated from an Oasis concert and published an ad in a local newspaper looking for guitar, bass and drums. They formed the current line-up in 2003, featuring the talents of singer/keyboardist Brandon Flowers, drummer Ronnie Vanucci, guitarist Dave Keuning and bassist Mark Stoermer. The band has received countless accolades for their artistic achievement, including multiple Grammy nominations, American Music Award nominations, MTV Video Music Awards, NME Awards and more. The Killers headlined all the major global festivals, while also selling out largest arenas like Madison Square Garden and stadiums like Wembley.
(Vecernje Novosti, Still in Belgrade, 08.03.2017)
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