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The Killers PAUSE their live performance to indicate Euro 2024 semi-final

The Killers paused their concert at The 02 in London on Thursday so their fans could watch England beat The Netherlands in the Euro 2024 semi-final. 

The American rockers – comprised of Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Ronnie Vannucci Jr. and Mark Stoermer – were in the British capital as part of their “Rebel Diamonds” tour to celebrate 20 years of hits.

But the band clearly knew what the game meant to their UK fans as they paused the show so their fans could watch the end of the match live in the arena.

As England were declared the winners, The 02 broke out in a chorus of cheers and confetti erupted from the stage.

A MailOnline reporter videoed the heartwarming clip as a guest of Virgin Media O2.

The Killers paused their concert at The 02 in London on Thursday so their fans could watch England beat The Netherlands in the Euro 2024 semi-final

The Killers paused their concert at The 02 in London on Thursday so their fans could watch England beat The Netherlands in the Euro 2024 semi-final

The American rockers were in the British capital as part of their ¿Rebel Diamonds¿ tour to celebrate 20 years of hits

The American rockers were in the British capital as part of their “Rebel Diamonds” tour to celebrate 20 years of hits

The band clearly knew what the game meant to their UK fans as they paused the show so their fans could watch the end of the match live in the arena

The band clearly knew what the game meant to their UK fans as they paused the show so their fans could watch the end of the match live in the arena

Late substitute Ollie Watkins buried a stunning strike into the bottom left corner with just seconds remaining to send Gareth Southgate‘s men into Sunday’s final against Spain in Berlin.

The striker had replaced captain Harry Kane, who had earlier equalised for England with a penalty in the first-half – cancelling out Xavi Simons’ wonderstrike after just seven minutes.

England’s star-studded squad were supported by an army of WAGs and celebrities including Adele and Ed Sheeran as they reached their first ever Euros final on foreign soil.

Southgate’s squad will now attempt to go one step further than Euro 2020, when they lost to Italy in the final at Wembley.

England fans danced with joy and sang ‘all the way, all the way’ after Watkins’ late goal put the Three Lions in the final. 

Earlier this year, The Killers announced an eight-show residency in their hometown of Las Vegas to mark the 20 year anniversary of their iconic debut album, Hot Fuss.

The residency will run from August 14 to 30 with tickets available from January 27.

Announcing the residency on social media, the band wrote: ‘It’s good to be home. Join the 4 of us for 8 shows at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace in August as we celebrate 20 years of Hot Fuss.’

Ollie Watkins dramatically sent England into the final of the European Championship with a sensational strike

Ollie Watkins dramatically sent England into the final of the European Championship with a sensational strike

Earlier this year, The Killers announced an eight-show residency in their hometown of Las Vegas to mark the 20 year anniversary of their iconic debut album, Hot Fuss

Earlier this year, The Killers announced an eight-show residency in their hometown of Las Vegas to mark the 20 year anniversary of their iconic debut album, Hot Fuss

Hot Fuss propelled the band to superstardom and has sold more than seven million copies worldwide, reaching number seven on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart and topping the charts in the UK.

It spawned four commercially and critically successful singles: Mr. Brightside, Somebody Told Me, All These Things That I’ve Done and Smile Like You Mean It.

The album and its first three singles went on to garner five Grammy Award nominations.

2003 single Mr Brightside peaked at number 10 in both the United States and the United Kingdom and is The Killers’ most successful single.

The song recently reached rare Diamond status, marking 10million sales in the United States.

In 2010 Rolling Stone listed Mr. Brightside as the 48th-best song of the 21st century, and in 2021, it was ranked number 378 in the magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list.

The Killers are considered one of the biggest rock bands of the 21st century, selling more than 28 million records worldwide, including 10.8 million in the US alone.

The band has received seven Grammy nominations, won two Brit Awards and headlined Glastonbury and Madison Square Garden.