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
"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
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,
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]