Gigs & Nightlife

The Killers at Emirates Old Trafford Manchester – tickets, support, setlist and more

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 10th June 2022

The Killers will be performing a huge gig in Manchester this weekend, taking to the stage at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground.

As one of the world’s biggest indie-rock bands, the group will be performing in front of a crowd of 50,000 with their Imploding the Mirage world tour on Saturday 11 June.

It’s in support of their last two studio albums – Imploding the Mirage and Pressure Machine – their sixth and seventh releases.

Fronted by Brandon Flowers, The Killers have topped the UK albums chart every single time they’ve released an album – quite an achievement.

Read more: Travel advice issued as Manchester prepares for busiest weekend of the year


The Las Vegas four-piece last performed in Greater Manchester with a show-stopping gig at the Macron Stadium in Bolton.

They’re really ramping things up this summer – and have roped in a pretty famous local group as their support act.


Here’s what you need to know.

Who is supporting The Killers?

Blossoms. Credit: Publicity Picture

The Killers have chosen some home-grown talent to support them at their Manchester gig.

Stockport’s very own Blossoms will be taking to the stage at one of the region’s biggest venues.


The group recently played their own intimate gigs at Band on the Wall and the Stockport Plaza to celebrate the release of their latest album, Ribbon Around The Bomb.

They were also a headliner at the nearby Neighbourhood Weekender in Warrington.

What are the stage times?

Doors to the venue will open at 5pm, then the stage times should look like this (but are always subject to change).

7.15pm-8.04pm – Blossoms

8.40pm-10.25pm – The Killers


10.30pm – Curfew

How do I get to and from the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground?

The Killers will perform this weekend. Credit: Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground

Trams on the Altrincham line, which services Emirate Old Trafford Cricket Ground, are expected to be busy on Saturday from 5pm.

Those with tickets for The Killers are encouraged to also use Firswood and Wharfside tram stops (on the East Didsbury/Airport line and Trafford Park line respectively) and walk the short extra distance to the venue.

Gig-goers are being urged by TfGM to plan ahead, allow plenty of time, check the last tram and train times, and have a back-up plan in case of any disruption.

A shuttle bus service will be in place, running from Fairfield Street (near Piccadilly station) from 3pm until 7pm. A small number of shuttle buses will go back the other way after the gig.


If you want to drive, official event parking will be at Manchester United, Car Park N3, charged at £15.

You can plan your full journey with this dedicated event page from TfGM.

Are there still tickets for The Killers?

The Killers. Credit: Publicity picture

Afraid not.

The Killers has completely sold out on Ticketmaster at the time of writing.

You may be able to get some tickets on a resale platform, but make sure you’re not buying a fake.


What will the setlist be like?

Based on The Killers’ gig in Norwich on 9 June, this is the setlist we can expect to hear.

My Own Soul’s Warning


When You Were Young

Jenny Was a Friend of Mine


Smile Like You Mean It

Shot at the Night

Running Towards a Place


Somebody Told Me


Fire in Bone

Shadowplay (Joy Division cover)

Runaway Horses

For Reasons Unknown

A Dustland Fairytale


The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger cover)


Read My Mind

Dying Breed



All These Things That I’ve Done



Mr. Brightside

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