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The Killers Quit After Four Songs, Disappoint Fans

Brandon Flowers complains of a sore throat before cancelling gig.

The Killers left fans in Manchester disappointed after walking offstage just four songs into their set at the MEN Arena.

Brandon Flowers awkwardly addressed the situation to those in attendance, saying: "I'm sorry, we've never had to do this, but I've gotta stop. I can't sing". Flowers then promised that the band would return to the venue at a later date, saying that "[Manchester] is the town we look forward to the most", before exiting the stage. 

A spokesperson for the band then came onstage to inform the crowd that the show would have to be cancelled, which was met with a chorus of boos and calls for refunds. You can watch footage of Brandon Flowers' apology below.

The band's scheduled Manchester performance tonight (November 14th) has also been cancelled, with Manchester Arena spokesperson Matt Ward informing the Manchester Evening News that the shows would be postponed until next year. "Lead singer Brandon Flowers had to take a break early into Tuesday evening’s performance after complaining of a sore throat", Ward said. "Unfortunately, he was unable to continue with the rest of the show." However, The Killers' scheduled performances at the London O2 Arena this weekend (November 16th and 17th) are still set to go ahead. 

This unfortunate news comes just one day after the band announced their biggest show to date, scheduling a standalone performance at London's Wembley Stadium next year. For details on that, click right here.

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Paul Tamburro is the UK editor of Crave Online. You can follow him on Twitter @PaulTamburro