Tribute act with stamp of approval from The Killers is heading to Leeds

Frontman Trevor Hurley performs withThe Killers tribute band The Fillers. Picture: Danny Jones at DJ Imagery
Frontman Trevor Hurley performs withThe Killers tribute band The Fillers. Picture: Danny Jones at DJ Imagery

A tribute act which has had the drummer of The Killers play alongside them is heading to Leeds this summer.

Not every such act can claim to have the seal of approval from the group whose tracks they perform, but The Fillers said they have had great support from the American band.

Frontman Trevor Hurley said: “They have really looked out for us over the years and I can’t think of any other tribute band that has had this sort of support from the actual band. They have been great for giving us passes to the shows so we can get the full run down of just how they work.

“We’ve had their drummer play with us on stage and the bass player at one of our birthday parties, which were both quite surreal but amazing stories. I have also been in a band with The Killers’ musicians called Most Thieves, and we are all good friends.”

The Fillers are among the acts heading to the city this summer for Roundhay Fake Festival on August 12.

They will be joined by fellow tribute bands Oasish and Guns2Roses as well as five local support bands.

Mr Hurley said: “Fake Festivals always have a great atmosphere, so we’re really looking forward to be coming back again this year and to bringing our music to Roundhay Park.”

Fake Festivals owner Jez Lee asdded: “We’re really excited to have The Fillers back on the tour this year, as they bring such a great set list and stage shows. They have such a dedication to their image, presence and musical craft that I know the crowd are going to love them.”

Early bird tickets from £10 are available via www.fakefestivals.co.uk until July 12.

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