The Killers are getting some company.
Alt-rock station 97X on Thursday added a handful of artists to the opening night of its 2019 Next Big Thing festival, which the Killers will headline on Nov. 22 in Tampa.
Alternative veterans Switchfoot, electro-pop group PVRIS and indie popsters I Don’t Know How But They Found Me (featuring former Panic! at the Disco-er Dallon Weekes) round out the lineup of bands playing Nov. 22 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre.
Still performing as planned on Nov. 24: the 1975, AJR, Judah and the Lion, the Revivalists, Shaed, Silversun Pickups, Morgxn, White Reaper, the Band Camino, Twin XL, Smith and Thell and more.
The annual festival had originally been set only for Nov. 24 this year, down from two days in the past. But that was before the Killers hopped aboard for an opening-night concert on Nov. 22, which will mark their first public Tampa Bay show since 2009. And that opened the door for a whole mess of openers.
97X Next Big Thing tickets are on sale now for $35 per day, $50 for the weekend. Click here for details.