Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Killers set rare club date in Asheville

The Orange Peel announced today that Vegas pop-rock band the Killers will make a rare club appearance at the downtown Asheville venue Thursday, July 19 en route to its headlining performance at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware July 21 and 22.

The Killers have technically only been on hiatus since 2010, but it's last album was 2008's "Day & Age." That was followed by frontman Brandon Flowers' 2010 solo effort "Flamingo." The Killers spent the last year working on the upcoming album, "Battle Born." You can read "Rolling Stone's" recent article on it here. The band made headlines in April when touring and studio saxophonist Tommy Marth committed suicide.

Tickets, which will undoubtedly sell out fast, go on sale Friday, June 15, at noon. There are some stipulations. Read about those here. The Asheville show wasn't even included on the band's website at press time.

This isn't the first high profile show that the revamped Asheville venue - a former roller rink, soul club, and auto parts warehouse - has scored since reopening in October 2002. Smashing Pumpkins did a nine-night run there in 2007. Bob Dylan played there in April 2004 and the Beastie Boys also made a rare club appearance there in 2009.