The Killers to play Charlottetown July 12

Doug Gallant
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The Killers will play Charlottetown as part of the Big Red Festival on July 12.

Concert part of Big Red Music Festival lineup; tickets on sale Friday

The Big Red Music Festival got a whole lot bigger Tuesday with the announcement that Grammy-nominated American rock act The Killers have been signed to perform at the festival on July 12.


With more than 22 million records sold worldwide The Killers should prove to be a big draw for the festival, which previously confirmed Marianas Trench, Bridgit Mendler, Lights, Crystalyne, Sam Roberts, Hey Rosetta! and Adam Baldwin would be on the bill.

Formed in Las Vegas in 2001 The Killers have released four studio albums to date, Hot Fuss, Sam's Town,  Day & Age, and Battle Born, all of which have gone to No. 1 in the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland.

They’ve also released one compilation album, Sawdust, one live recording, Live from Royal Albert Hall, and a greatest hits record, Direct Hits.

The Killers have been nominated for seven Grammy Awards, seven Brit Awards and 24 New Musical Express Awards. They are also the recipients of the SASCAP Vanguard Award.

Jeff Squires, president of the Big Red Music Festival, is thrilled with the growth of the festival.

“Big Red Music Fest is getting bigger for the 2014 season and we are overjoyed that the festival will now be two weekends surrounding Canada Day. June 28, June 29, July 1 and July 12, all encompassing will make Charlottetown the place to be during the Canada Day long weekend.”

Tickets for the Big Red Music Festival will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at, at the Confederation Centre of the Arts and through their ticketing line at 1-877-569-7767. 

Further information on the festival is available on the official website at and on their facebook page at

Organizations: Albert Hall, Confederation Centre

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Marianas Trench, Las Vegas U.K. Republic of Ireland.They

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Recent comments

  • The big labowski
    May 24, 2014 - 08:35

    The Killers rock. Good job Charlottetown. Who wants Brian Adams??

  • horton
    April 23, 2014 - 09:35

    please people can we have some up to date performers at the so call biggest Canada day east of Montreal....this is a joke...summerside has had better entertainment there at there arena....hats off to summerside yet proven if you spend the money the good acts will come something charlottetown could learn from...come on city council pull up your socks and prove we are the heart of the island.... or do i have to spend my money off island to see good bands in moncton or halifax.....

    • Horton Who?
      April 23, 2014 - 13:45

      Yeah, I wish Charlottetown would get some "up to date" performers like summer side does... You know, rising stars and hot new acts like Sting, Elton John, Shania Twain and Brian Adams... Get a life, and for god sakes learn how to type in English.

  • Mary
    April 23, 2014 - 09:00

    Wish I could be there to see The Killers. You guys are so lucky to be going and you get a much better deal on ticket prices.

    • horton
      April 23, 2014 - 17:43

      to reply to horton? can moncton,Halifax,and even summerside,can afford these kinda acts...maybe we should consider a different promoter to handle the biggest party in Eastern Canada for the 150 anniversary ...just saying lets put a little efforts into making this the biggest party in Eastern Canada...and maybe you should agree on this......if not..i guess Shania,and Adams are your cup of tea...