NEWS: Killers postpone summer gigs at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium

Smile like you mean it: Vegas band The Killers cancel their June dates at Arsenal amid coronavirus outbreak - but can you recall other non-sporting events the Emirates has hosted?

NEWS: Killers postpone summer gigs at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium

The Killers have cancelled their summer concerts at Arsenal but will be back next year - how many non-sporting events can you recall the Emirates has hosted? Read on to find out. PICTURE: THE EMIRATES STADIUM. CREDIT: OFFSIDE

Smile like you mean it – the good news is that The Killers will still play at the Emirates Stadium, the bad news is the gigs set for this summer have been postponed during to the coronavirus outbreak.

The band from Las Vegas had been due to play at Arsenal’s ground in June as part of their UK and Ireland tour that was to feature songs from their forthcoming album Imploding The Mirage.

Arsenal see off competition from other sports venues in London

Despite competition from other venues in the capital Arsenal remain the only sports stadium selected in London to host the popular American band.

However, their shows at the Emirates that were to take place on Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 have now been pushed back 12 months to Friday, June 4, 2021 and Saturday, June 5, 2021 due to the global pandemic.

Band release statement on official Instagram account

“UK and Ireland friends," it read, "We must postpone our UK and Ireland dates due to COVID. The single most important thing is that you all take care of yourselves and be safe and healthy.

“These are going to be the same great shows, but we have to move them to next year. All tickets will be honoured, so we really hope you will join us. If you can’t, please contact your ticket agent.”

Can you list the other bands that have played at the Emirates

Arsenal have previously hosted Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at the Emirates in two hugely successful shows more than a decade ago, on May 30, 31, 2008.

The Emirates also saw middle of the road British outfit Coldplay play three concerts in June 2012, while punk revivalists Green Day with their catchy, three cord songs full of energy, performed at the Emirates in June 2013. Muse also appeared that summer. 

Emirates has also hosted political summits, X-Factor and Masterchef

Since opening in 2006 the Emirates has also held a political summit in March 2008, with then PM Gordon Brown meeting the French President at the time, Nicolas Sarkozy – because the stadium was deemed ‘a shining example of Anglo-French co-operation’ due in most part to Arsene Wenger’s long tenure at the club.

Away from sport and real music the Emirates has also been used as the location for X-Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and Big Brother auditions – with the ‘talent’ normally as shaky as Arsenal’s defence, while in 2016 the stadium was the venue for Celebrity Masterchef.

Tickets purchased for the Killers will be valid for the new summer 2021 dates.

If you have any queries relating to general admission ticketing, please contact your ticket vendor.

If you have any queries relating to hospitality packages, please contact Arsenal: 

Tel (UK): 0345 262 0001 (option 2)
Tel (International): +44 (0)20 7619 5005 (option 2)
Email: hospitality@arsenal.co.uk

The Killers rescheduled tour dates

MAY 2021

Tuesday 25 – DONCASTER, KEEPMOAT STADIUM
Thursday 27 – BRISTOL, ASHTON GATE         
Saturday 29 – COVENTRY, RICOH                    
Monday 31 – SOUTHAMPTON, ST MARY’S STADIUM

JUNE 2021
Wednesday 2– NORWICH, CARROW ROAD
Friday 4 – LONDON, EMIRATES  
Saturday 5 – LONDON, EMIRATES                        
Thursday 10 – MIDDLESBROUGH, RIVERSIDE
Saturday 12 – MANCHESTER, OLD TRAFFORD
Tuesday 15 – DUBLIN, MALAHIDE CASTLE
Wednesday 16– DUBLIN, MALAHIDE CASTLE

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