Brandon Flowers, The Killers

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It looks like the Killers were forced to, well, kill their Manchester concert just four songs in on Tuesday night after lead singer Brandon Flowers came down with a sore throat.

"I'm sorry. I've never had to do this before, but we're got to stop. I can't sing. I'm sorry. I know it's frustrating for you and I'm sorry. I promise that we will come back," the band's frontman told the crowd before walking offstage.

The group later revealed on Twitter that their second Manchester show, scheduled for Wednesday, would be canceled as well. They also reiterated their apology on Facebook, writing: "Manchester, we started something we couldn't finish and we're so, so sorry."

A spokesperson for the Manchester Arena told the Manchester Evening News that "the band intends to reschedule both Manchester concerts for next year. Confirmation of the new dates is expected within 48 hours."

Here's to a speedy recovery, Brandon.

UPDATE 11/15/12: The Killers have rescheduled the Manchester Arena shows for Feb. 17 and 18 of next year. Tickets from the original shows will be valid for the rescheduled concerts, with the exception of standing tickets from the Nov. 13 show, which will be reissued to customers by the original ticketing agencies.

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