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The Killers sell out Wind Creek Bethlehem concert on Sept. 19, add White Reaper

The Killers sell out Wind Creek Bethlehem concert on Sept. 19, add White Reaper
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From a press release:

Las Vegas rockers The Killers have sold out their concert at the Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem on Thursday, Sept. 19 that was just announced just a few weeks ago.

The multi-platinum band, best known for hits like “Mr. Brightside” and “Somebody Told Me,” also added Kentucky garage punk band White Reaper to the show, which starts at 8 p.m.

White Reaper will release their third studio album, “You Deserve Love,” on Oct. 18 via Elektra Records, featuring the lead singles “Real Long Time” and “Might Be Right.” The latter song quickly ascended into the Top 30 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart upon its debut in the summer.

The Killers are a Las Vegas-based four-piece who formed 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 achievements, including multiple Grammy Award nominations, American Music Award nominations, MTV Video Music Awards, NME Awards, and more.

Their first album, “Hot Fuss,” was released in 2004 to worldwide acclaim. The album contained the singles “Mr. Brightside” and “Somebody Told Me,” in addition to the anthemic song “All These Things That I’ve Done,” which has since been referenced by the likes of U2 and Coldplay. The band toured for two years straight behind “Hot Fuss,” playing more than four-hundred shows, and eventually returned to Vegas to begin to work on the follow-up album with legendary producers Alan Moulder and Flood.

The result, a love letter of sorts to their hometown entitled “Sam’s Town,” was released in 2006 and spent 42 weeks on the Billboard Top 200. The Killers have appeared three times on “Saturday Night Live” in addition to performances on “The Tonight Show,” the “Late Show with David Letterman,” and more. A B-sides collection entitled “Sawdust” was released in 2007, followed by their third studio album, “Day & Age,” which was released to widespread critical praise in 2008, anchored by the massive single “Human.”

The Killers have sold over 25 million albums worldwide. Their third studio album, “Day & Age,” was released to widespread critical praise in 2008. The following tour saw the band headlining two of America’s most prestigious festivals, Lollapalooza and Coachella, as well as selling out Madison Square Garden for the third time.

The Killers released “Battle Born” in September 2012, which saw them expanding their world tour into countries they’ve never visited before, and finally were honored to perform at the world-renowned Wembley Arena, one of the most monumental and significant shows of their career. After a decade of making music, in November of 2013, The Killers released a “Best Of” collection, “Direct Hits,” which featured two new songs alongside classics from the band’s revered catalog.

Their latest studio album, “Wonderful Wonderful,” debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 when it was released on Sept. 22, 2017, becoming The Killers’ first No. 1 album in the United States as well as topping the charts in the U.K., Mexico, and Australia. The record is the band’s fifth consecutive No. 1 in the U.K. and Flowers’ seventh U.K. No. 1 overall.