AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan announced today The Killers will perform in the Pre-Game Show and Premiership Party on the 2017 AFL Grand Final Day.

The Killers, who have burst back on to the world stage this year with their dazzling new song, The Man, taken from their upcoming new album, Wonderful Wonderful, will be the feature act to perform at the MCG on Saturday September 30.

McLachlan said the league was pleased one of the world's most popular rock bands will take to the MCG stage for the Pre-Game Show.

"I'm so pleased that The Killers have agreed to play on that one day in September as fans of all ages enjoy their music," Mr McLachlan said.

"The Killers will bring their music to the Pre-Game Show, but more importantly to the Premiership Party, a free concert post the match, where all fans can join in and celebrate this year's Premiers.”

 Fans without a ticket to the Toyota AFL Grand Final can gain free entry to the MCG to enjoy The Killers set from 6pm.

 The Killers first burst onto the music scene in 2004, with a debut album, Hot Fuss, that topped the charts and went Double Platinum in Australia, spawning huge global hit singles Mr Brightside and Somebody Told Me.

 Further platinum albums Sam’s Town and Day & Age - with singles including When You Were Young, Human and Read My Mind, followed in 2006 and 2008, and the band has gone on to headline arena shows and festivals - including Big Day Out, Glastonbury and Coachella - the world over.