We reckon the Mr Brightside hitmakers are headed to the capital…

The second artist announcement for the 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is expected this week, and ahead of it, Yas Marina Circuit have dropped a few clues – and social media users think they’ve now know who the artist will be.

Thanks to a series of clues posted to the Yas Marina Circuit Instagram, fans seem to think all clues point to American rock band The Killers being the next artist to perform at the after race concerts.

The soon-to-be-announced artist will headline the closing concert on the Sunday night, which has typically been headlined by a rock band.

In an initial video clip posted across Yas Marina Circuit’s social media channels, emoji’s including a rockstar, guitar, drum, sword and neon green gun appear and disappear in succession.


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While the rocker, drum and guitar emoji could hint at a number of bands, including Coldplay, Foo Fighters and Metalica, the use of the weapon-style emojis lead many users to deduce that the mystery act is in fact The Killers.

Still not convinced?

Further clues posted to Yas Marina Circuit’s Instagram stories hinted that the artist had played Glasonbury festival four times, and won more than 30 awards worldwide.

What really made us confident was the final clue, which indicates the artists hit song using an emoji of a man and a sunshine: how could that be anything other than Mr Brightside?

The record-breaking single spent an impressive 208 weeks in the UK singles chart, making it the longest charting single of all time.

No strangers to the UAE, The Killers previously performed in Abu Dhabi in December 2009, and at Sandance festival in Dubai in October 2013.

If confirmed, The Killers will join the already announced hip hop superstar Travis Scott in headlining the Yasalam After-Race Concert at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019.

Scott will perform at du Arena, Yas Island, on Friday, 29 November, the second of four after race concerts. Artists for the Thursday and Saturday concerts are still yet to be announced. 

Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, November 28 to December 1, prices vary. yasmarinacircuit.com

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