Kings of Leon is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. The band formed in 1999 and consists of brothers Anthony Caleb Followill (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Ivan Nathan Followill (drums, percussion) and Michael Jared Followill (bass), and their cousin Cameron Matthew Followill (lead guitar).
When Kings of Leon started making music, their sound was a blend of upbeat southern rock and blues. Throughout their career, they have gradually expanded into other genres including alternative and arena rock. In the United Kingdom, they have had nine Top 40 singles, two BRIT Awards, and all three of their studio albums peaked top five on the UK Albums chart. Their third album, Because of the Time, reached spot number one. Their 2008 release, Only by the Night, achieved great success in the states. Kings of Leon’s singles “Sex on Fire,” “Use Somebody,” and “Notion” all peaked at number one on the Hot Modern Tracks chart.
Because of the Time was Kings of Leon’s first platinum selling album in the United States. The album also received the title of best selling album of 2008 in Australia, making the album certified platinum nine times. Their two latest albums are Come Around Sundown (2010) and Mechanical Bull (2013). Their current tour is titled from their 2013 album; supporting acts include Young the Giant and Kongos.
Kings of Leon with Young the Giant and Kongos at Austin360 Amphitheater
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Gates: 5:30 PM
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For five hours, 250 Kings of Leon fans stood outside the KROQ radio station off Venice Boulevard in Los Angeles. The majority of the crow consisted of selected winners via website contests or being caller twenty on the KROQ station in order to be a part of the rare intimate showcase. The showcase was part of the KROQ Red Bull collaboration called the Red Bull Sound Space, located within the KROQ studios.
The space was lightly decorated with dissected speakers, audio equipment and record players that took over the wall behind the instruments as the backdrop. A variety of free Red Bull beverages were passed out as a live KROQ interview with the Nashville, Tennessee natives boomed overhead. Guitarist and lead vocalist Caleb Followill reminisced how the band, all family members, first started out. He discussed their proudest moment (winning a Grammy for their single “Use Somebody”). The crowd stirred closer together toward the stage as the live radio interview wrapped up, signalling that the live performance was just moments away. Music Photography by Scott Dudelson Read more…
Lollapalooza is coming. This August, Chicago will be hosting thousands of lucky festival-goers for music, crafts, comedy and maybe some politics. Tickets went on sale yesterday and they’re almost all sold out. Check out the lineup and you’ll see that it’ll be worth scouring Craigslist or buying one of the few platinum passes that are still available.
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If you would like to see Kings of Leon performing live, you are in luck. Today at 5 p.m. PST, the KROQ/Red Bull Sound Space will be live streaming the band playing and we have the link to it posted below. Kings of Leon are just one of many bands KROQ are featuring as part of their Red Bull Sound Space Series including past performances by American Authors, New Politics, Phantogram and HAIM. The Live webcast will stream for 24 hours.
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Rock am Ring Announce 2014 Lineup Featuring Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Avenged Sevenfold and More
Not So Silent Night @ The Oracle Arena 12/6 & 12/7 (Friday: Kings of Leon, Vampire Weekend, Queens of the Stone Age, AFI, Arctic Monkeys, Capital Cities; Saturday: Acrade Fire, Phoenix, Alt-J, Lorde, Bastille, The Neighbourhood)
What with so many fabulous acts kicking in for this year’s round of the biggest Bay Area holiday rock festival, attendees are sure to lose their minds at Oakland’s Oracle Arena. Come one, come all for two straight nights of great music and cheer that everyone can get with. Rub elbows with the likes of these bands even once, and the season will never be the same.
Not So Silent Night @ The Oracle Arena 12/6 & 12/7
Friday & Saturday, December 6 & 7
Shows @ 5:30pm & 6:00pm Respectively
Posted in San Francisco