The Killers announce Radio 1 gig in London in September

Brandon Flowers from The Killers
The Killers are to release their new album Battle Born in September

The Killers have announced they're to play a show at The Forum in London on Monday 10 September for Radio 1.

To apply for free tickets to the show fans will need to register online at the Radio 1 website.

Ticket registration will open on Tuesday 28 August and close on Saturday 1 September.

Front man Brandon Flowers revealed the news on Zane Lowe's show and said he was looking forward to showcasing new material.

Flowers said the band thought a lot about their live shows while writing songs for their new album.

"That was in our heads more than it has ever been," he said.

"You always hear about bands like U2 thinking about that while they're in the studio, so, hell, if it worked for them we'll give it a shot.

"We love playing to the smaller crowds and the big grounds. You can't replace being in there with the people. I love being in the thick of it."

Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show will be broadcast live from The Forum on the night of the gig.

The Las Vegas four-piece will release their fourth album, called Battle Born, on 17 September.

It's four years since the group released their most recent album Day & Age.