Riverside Stadium To Welcome The Killers

Tees Valley Combined Authority | Published on: 15th November 2019

Middlesbrough Football Club are delighted to announce that The Killers will play the Riverside Stadium next summer.

The multi-award winning, chart-topping rock band will take to the stage at the Riverside on Saturday June 13 2020, supported by Manic Street Preachers.

The Las Vegas outfit, holders of a five-album streak of UK No.1 albums, will close out the UK leg of their ‘Imploding The Mirage’ tour on Teesside.

It will be the second major concert seen at the Riverside after June’s hugely successful Take That event in front of more than 30,000 fans.

The club’s head of Commercial Lee Fryett said: “We’re incredibly excited to be welcoming The Killers to the Riverside Stadium next summer.

“The Killers are global superstars, and this reinforces our belief in the Riverside as a world-class venue. After the success of the Take That concert in the summer, we’re looking forward to staging another great day for our club and our region.” 

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “This is a huge coup for Teesside, The Killers are a global band who have headlined Glastonbury, sold millions of records and filled stadiums and arenas around the world and now they’re coming to Boro. They’ll undoubtedly draw huge crowds to the Riverside for yet another major concert, getting people spending in our towns, supporting local businesses.

“This is the only concert The Killers are playing in the North East. This is a huge vote of confidence in the Riverside and our ability to successfully stage large complex events and follows hot on the heels of Take That, Jess Glynne, the BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend and the Great North CityGames all coming here. The Tees Valley’s continuing to attract big names and punch above its weight.”

Mayor of Middlesbrough Andy Preston said: “This is just brilliant news. I can’t praise Steve Gibson and the Boro enough for everything they do. Bringing such a massive international act to our stadium will set the town alight. Well done to all at MFC who made this happen.”

The club will not be selling tickets directly, with tickets on sale from gigsandtours.com, ticketmaster.co.uk and thekillersmusic.com from 9am on Friday November 22.

Hospitality packages will be available from MFC. For more information please call 01642 352782 or 01642 352781, or email killershospitality@mfc.co.uk.

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