The Killers Pull Out Of 2013 Bridge School Benefit Concert

With just a few short weeks until this year's Bridge School Benefit Concerts, The Killers have announced they won't perform at the event after all. The band was set to play the Saturday of the two-day event, which will be held at Shoreline Ampitheatre in Mountain View, CA on October 26 and 27, but decided they wouldn't be able to give their all and have pulled out.

"We are so disappointed we won't be able to participate in this year's Bridge School Benefit," said Killers drummer Ronnie Vannucci in a statement. "The fact of the matter is, without Mark on tour with us right now, we simply aren't able to prepare an acoustic set for one of the year's most important music charity events properly. We never want to give less than 100%, and in this particular instance, we simply won't be able to. We know this is a disappointment for our fans in the Bay Area, for which we're very sorry, but hopefully we will be able to team up with Bridge School again in the future. It's an amazing charity, and we encourage our fans to show them a lot of love and support."

No word yet on who (if anyone) will replace The Killers on Saturday's lineup. This year's lineup features CSNY, Queens Of The Stone Age, My Morning Jacket, Tom Waits (Sunday Only), Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, fun., Jenny Lewis and Heart.

[Published on: 10/9/13]

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