The Killers Edinburgh: Setlist, tickets, timings and weather ahead of show at Royal Highland Centre

American indie-rockers set for their first ever Edinburgh show
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American indie-rockers The Killers will play their first ever Edinburgh show when they take to the stage at the Royal Highland Centre on Tuesday, August 29.

The band has received countless accolades for their achievements, including multiple Grammy nominations, American Music Award nominations, MTV Video Music Awards, NME Awards and more. Their hits include ‘Mr Brightside’, ‘All These Things That I’ve Done’, ‘When You Were Young’ and ‘Human’.

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Ahead of the Las Vegas band’s first show in Scotland’s Capital, here is all you need to know about Tuesday’s concert.

The Killers playing live at The Falkirk Stadium in June, 2022. Photo by Rob Loud.The Killers playing live at The Falkirk Stadium in June, 2022. Photo by Rob Loud.
The Killers playing live at The Falkirk Stadium in June, 2022. Photo by Rob Loud.


Although general sale tickets sold out quickly for this concert, there are still resale tickets available online, priced from £80.50 each.

Set list

The set list for The Killers’ most recent concert, at the Reading/ Leeds Festival in Leeds on Sunday, included some of the band’s biggest hits as well as some lesser known tracks.

The set list was: My Own Soul's Warning; Enterlude; When You Were Young; Jenny Was a Friend of Mine; Smile Like You Mean It; Shot at the Night; Running Towards a Place; Somebody Told Me; Spaceman; For Reasons Unknown; Your Side of Town; Runaways; Read My Mind; Caution; All These Things That I've Done. Encore: The Man; Human; Mr. Brightside.


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The gates open at 5pm, with no further schedule details listed as yet. Support on the night comes from The Smiths’ legendary guitarist Johnny Marr, who has previously joined the band onstage for special performances, including a headline set on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.


The Met Office is currently forecasting showers and sunny intervals for Tuesday’s concert. With the temperature expected to be 14C, feels like 12C at 7pm, and by 10pm it will be 13C feels like 10C, with the sun setting at 8.15pm and the night sky expected to be partly cloudy. There is a predicted 40 per cent chance of rain at 7pm, dropping to just five per cent by 9pm, around the time the Killers are expected on stage.

Getting there


The city centre event shuttle (Lothian Bus Service No.98) runs from Edinburgh city centre straight to the entrance of concert. The service runs via North St David Street with pick up points at Shandwick Place, Haymarket and along the A8 with a journey time of 30 minutes.


The Airlink 100, Skylink 200 & 300, First Bus services 20 & 63 and Stagecoach’s Jet 747 service all run regularly and drop off close to the Royal Highland Centre. Citylink operates services from across the country that drop off on the nearby on the A8 nearby the Royal Highland Showgrounds.


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Get to the concerts at the Royal Highland Centre direct with Happy Bus. They offer chartered bus services running from all major Scottish cities and will drop you at the entrance. Happy Bus are running services from various locations across Scotland to get you to and from the Royal highland showgrounds. Tickets are on sale now for this service and can be pre-booked here.


This low-emission option takes you to Ingliston Park & Ride, which is only around a 25-minute walk to the entrance to the event. There will also be a free shuttle bus service to/from Ingliston Park & Ride throughout the event.The Tram service will be extended for approximately an hour after the end of the show, in order to provide transport back into the city centre.


A free shuttle bus will run between Ingliston Tram Station and event entrance. This will start at 5pm and loop until midnight, with a journey time of around 10 minutes.


Edinburgh Waverley and Haymarket are the closest stations to the Royal Highland Showgrounds that provide excellent links to the rest of the UK. From there, pick up the City Centre Shuttle Bus (Lothian Service 98) or the Tram, and jump on our free shuttle service from the Tram station.


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If you are being picked up/dropped off by private car or taxi, head for the Royal Highland Showgrounds and follow the signage to the dedicated pick up/drop off point.


Car parking tickets are available online for advance purchase only. These will be mobile tickets that can be purchased here, priced £11 per car.

Age restrictions and ID

Nobody under 12 is permitted into the concert. Children aged 12-15 years old must be accompanied by an adult 21 or over (one adult minimum per four children aged between 12-15 years old).

You must bring valid and current ID with you - Valid IDs must be photographic. Driving licenses, passports, Young Scot cards and Forces ID cards are among the types of ID permitted.

Edinburgh Royal Highland Centre is a fully cashless site, with contactless and card payments only.