The Killers were considered a frontrunner to among the headliners at this year’s four-day Lollapalooza, but a source close to the band says their participation is now “highly unlikely.” The source explained that “timing issues” would most likely put the kibosh on a fourth appearance in Chicago’s Grant Park (their last being 2013).
“The Killers are doing other festivals but also working on their next album right now, which is their biggest priority.”
It’s not entirely clear why “timing issues” would prevent The Killers from performing at Lollapalooza, especially since they’re confirmed to play at the WayHome Music Festival in Ontario only a week earlier. They’re also playing back-to-back music fests in early, on June 4 at the Governors Ball in New York and on either June 3 or 5 at the Bunberry Music Festival in Cincinnati. The source went on to say that “The Killers are doing other festivals but also working on their next album right now, which is their biggest priority.”
The Killers will also be performing at the Harrah’s Resort Southern California on April 2, The Marquee in Tempe, AZ on April 3, and headlining opening night of their Las Vegas hometown’s T-Mobile Arena on April 6. The band’s forthcoming album will be their fifth and first since 2012’s Battle Born.
As reported earlier, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Radiohead are both among the headliners at this year’s Lollapalooza from July 28-31; Nothing But Thieves will be performing on July 30.