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The Killers set show at Tampa’s Orpheum before 97X Next Big Thing

Yes, one of the world’s biggest alternative bands really is playing a tiny club in Ybor City.
The Killers will headline the first day of 97X Next Big Thing on Nov. 22 at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. [Courtesy of Anton Corbijn]
The Killers will headline the first day of 97X Next Big Thing on Nov. 22 at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. [Courtesy of Anton Corbijn]
Published Nov. 12
Updated Nov. 12

The Killers haven’t played a public show in Tampa since 2009, but, man, do they know how to make a comeback.

The Las Vegas synth-rock superstars are headlining the opening night of 97X Next Big Thing on Nov. 22 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. But the night before that, they’ll play a small, semi-secret show at the incredibly intimate Orpheum in Tampa’s Ybor City. Tickets are listed on Eventbrite for $75 and up, with a general on-sale set for 10 a.m. Friday. Click here for details.

This is some real, real old-school business for the Killers, who made their Tampa debut at the old Masquerade (now the Ritz Ybor) back in 2004, and have been headlining arenas and festivals ever since. This show is billed as a Next Big Thing kickoff party, so one would expect there might be a chance for folks to win their way in through the radio, although the station hasn’t announced any just yet.

Click here for more details on the Orpheum show.

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