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Brandon Flowers Walks Off Stage, The Killers Cancel Gig

They've had to scrap their Manchester shows due to Brandon's sore throat...

The Killers were forced to walk off stage after just four songs during their show in Manchester last night (13th November).

Frontman Brandon Flowers stopped the gig to inform the crowd that he was suffering from a sore throat, before apologising half way through their fifth track.

He then left the stage, with Manchester Evening News media reporter Katherine Vine explaining: "They played 'Mr Brightside' and it sounded fin. I thought it was going to be great.

"But after the third song, 'Smile Like You Mean It', Brandon said that his voice had gone and that he had a Chinese remedy drink so he would take that."

She continued: "They started the [fifth] song but he didn't sing a lot of it and was motioning to the rest of the band that he could not carry on.

"They left the stage and then a bloke came out and said that the gig was cancelled."

The Las Vegas rockers - who performed at the 2012 MTV EMA on Sunday (11th November) then issued a statement on their official Twitter page, writing: "Both Manchester shows (scheduled for the 13th & 14th) have been cancelled.

"We will have info about the rescheduled dates very soon."

They later added on Facebook: "Manchester, we started something we couldn't finish and we're so, so sorry. Working on rescheduling tonight and tomorrow's shows. Will let you know new dates ASAP."

Ticket-holders have been advised to hang on to their tickets and contact their point of purchase for further details.