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Kings of Leon to play Sports Illustrated event
Sports Illustrated is getting ready to celebrate the launch of its 2015 swimsuit issue in February 2015 with a first-ever, two-day event in downtown Nashville. And here's the kicker – it will include a headline performance by Kings of Leon.
Sports Illustrated partnered with the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. to plan what it says will be two days of fan events and musical performances on Lower Broadway currently scheduled for Feb. 11 and 12. Tents will be set up with food to go along with the various musical performances. The models from the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition are also slated to be in attendance.
As for their part in the festivities? Kings of Leon and Mikky Ekko will play what is being called a limited-ticket engagement on Feb. 11 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. There will also be a ticketed package on Feb. 12, which will include an event at Acme Feed & Seed to showcase Nashville restaurants.
Sports Illustrated Publisher Brendan Ripp said, "We wanted to partner with a town that wanted to help us build the most consumer-facing brand in swimsuit. Nashville is just a great town. It's a sports town, it's a music town, it's a college town and it's a fun town. We're bringing the swimsuit franchise to fans of Sports Illustrated."
The 2015 swimsuit edition will be released Feb. 9. The issue reaches more than 70 million people worldwide.
The upcoming event will be a high profile gig for the band after its Mechanical Bull world tour was disrupted in 2014. They were forced to cancel a number of shows after Nathan Followill sustained injuries in a bus accident. Followill was hurt when a pedestrian reportedly jumped in front of the band's tour bus during their North American run. He sustained broken ribs during the resulting emergency stop.
Kings of Leon ride the "Mechanical Bull" (Updated 1/19/14)
The last time we talked about Kings of Leon, the band was getting ready to work on its sixth studio album. That project, "Mechanical Bull," was released on September 24, 2013 behind the lead single "Supersoaker."
As it turns out, "Supersoaker" was the perfect summer song when it rolled out back in July of last year. It was followed by the release of the second single titled "Wait for Me," on August 6. Then, during the Heineken Open'er Festival 2013, Kings of Leon performed "Don't Matter," another new track from the album. That trio definitely gave fans a sneak peek of the music to come long before they ever took a ride on the "Mechanical Bull."
With the album release now behind them, Kings of Leon – Caleb, Jared, Nathan, plus their cousin Matthew Followill – moved on to their next project. Their song "Last Mile Home" is featured on the soundtrack for the film "August: Osage County," which is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tracy Letts and stars an All-Star cast including Meryl Streep, Julia Roerts, Margot Martindale, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Julianne Nicholson, Ewan McGregor, Dermot Mulroney, Abigail Breslin and Sam Shepard.
Kings of Leon also recently performed on NBC stalwart "Saturday Night Live," and kick off their 2014 tour in February. Some early dates include stops in Atlanta, Nashville, Louisville and Detroit. The guys have also confirmed they'll stop at Chula Vista's Sleep Train Amphitheatre for a March 22 concert, with Local Natives opening the show.
Kings of Leon rule the day and 'Night' (Updated November 20, 2012)
The turn of the century was particularly kind to Kings of Leon, which used musical diversity to impress a much wider audience. The group released three albums between 2003-2007, but it was 2008's "Only by the Night" which sent the popularity of the band soaring.
A multi-platinum project, "Only by the Night" debuted in the Top 5 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, went to No. 1 in five countries and has sold more than 6.5 million copies worldwide. The lead single, "Sex on Fire," was followed by the smash "Use Somebody," which became the band's first top 10 hit in the U.S. The album was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 51st Grammy Awards, where the band earned four trophies overall, including a win for Record of the Year.
The popularity of Kings of Leon was surreal at this point, as the band appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, performed on NBC's Saturday Night Live and headlined Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits.
The band's fifth album, "Come Around Sundown," was released in late 2010 and was supported by a tour which included more than 50 stops in North America and Europe. The end of the U.S. leg was canceled after Caleb appeared heavily intoxicated in Dallas, Texas and disappeared from the stage. On October 31, 2011 the band announced a hiatus, though Jared tweeted on August 23, 2012 that Kings of Leon would be 'working on album 6 very soon.'
About Kings of Leon
This quirky, funky, folksy and refreshingly original and acclaimed Alt/Country Rock "Band of Brothers", Kings of Leon, began sharing their uplifting brand of cerebral Rock-n-Roll mixed with a touch of country in 1999 and continue to grow, explore and expand their music. The band consists of brothers Caleb, Nathan, Jared Followill, along with first cousin Mathew. It has been a musical journey that's taken them around the world and then back to their musical roots in Tennessee. With several studio albums to their credit, the band retains a refreshingly upbeat presence in their electric live performances and continues to delight fans across the globe. Get Kings of Leon tickets to watch this band live in concert.
Kings of Leon Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Come Around Sundown||2010|
|Live at Bonnaroo||2010|
|Live at the O2: London, England||2009|
|Sex on Fire||2008|
|Only by the Night||2008|
|BBC Radio 1: Christmas Gifts||2008|
|iTunes Live From SoHo||2007|
|Because of the Times||2007|
|Day Old Belgian Blues||2006|
|King of the Rodeo||2005|
|Aha Shake Heartbreak||2004|
|What I Saw||2003|
|Youth & Young Manhood||2003|
|Holy Roller Novocaine||2003|
Top 10 Kings of Leon Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||Sex On Fire||739,031||197,656|
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date city state venue 11/29/2014 Leamington Spa War The Assembly 11/20/2014 Bilston W Mids Robin Hood 2 11/01/2014 Belfast Ant Empire Music Hall 10/11/2014 Mexico City ?? Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 10/05/2014 Irvine CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - CA 10/03/2014 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 10/01/2014 Concord CA Concord Pavilion 09/30/2014 Wheatland CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 09/27/2014 Las Vegas NV MGM Resorts Village 09/27/2014 Las Vegas NV The Lot - Las Vegas 09/26/2014 Albuquerque NM Isleta Amphitheater 09/24/2014 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 09/17/2014 Raleigh NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek 09/16/2014 Charlotte NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 09/13/2014 Austin TX Austin360 Amphitheater 09/12/2014 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 09/10/2014 Pelham AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre 09/09/2014 Atlanta GA Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood 09/06/2014 West Palm Beach FL Cruzan Amphitheatre 09/05/2014 Tampa FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds 09/03/2014 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 08/31/2014 Philadelphia PA Ben Franklin Parkway 08/30/2014 Philadelphia PA Ben Franklin Parkway 08/30/2014 Philadelphia PA Ben Franklin Parkway 08/10/2014 Saratoga Springs NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center 08/09/2014 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 08/07/2014 Hartford CT Comcast Theatre 08/05/2014 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 08/03/2014 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/01/2014 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/01/2014 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/01/2014 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 07/31/2014 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 07/25/2014 New York NY Central Park 07/04/2014 Dublin D Marlay Park 07/03/2014 Werchter Vbr Werchter Village 07/02/2014 Swansea Swa Liberty Stadium 06/25/2014 Riga 25 Mezaparks 06/22/2014 Milton Keynes ?? Milton Keynes National Bowl 06/20/2014 Glasgow Glg The SSE Hydro 06/18/2014 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 06/17/2014 Sheffield South Yorkshire Motorpoint Arena 06/15/2014 Newport Iow Seaclose Park 06/12/2014 Newport Iow Seaclose Park 06/11/2014 Wiesen Burgenland Ottakringer Arena Wiesen 06/09/2014 Zurich ZH Hallenstadion 06/04/2014 Hannover NI Expo Plaza 06/02/2014 Amsterdam A Ziggo Dome 05/31/2014 Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne And Wear St James Park 05/28/2014 Dubai DU Atlantis, The Palm 05/24/2014 Belfast Ant Empire Music Hall 04/11/2014 New Orleans LA Smoothie King Center 04/10/2014 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 04/08/2014 Tulsa OK BOK Center 04/04/2014 Saskatoon SK Credit Union Centre 04/02/2014 Edmonton AB Rexall Place 04/01/2014 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 03/30/2014 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 03/28/2014 Seattle WA Key Arena 03/27/2014 Portland OR Moda Center at the Rose Quarter 03/25/2014 San Jose CA SAP Center 03/22/2014 Chula Vista CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre 03/21/2014 Inglewood CA The Forum 03/19/2014 Phoenix AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion 03/08/2014 Chicago IL United Center 03/06/2014 Minneapolis MN Target Center 03/05/2014 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 02/28/2014 Boston MA TD Garden 02/26/2014 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 02/24/2014 Montreal QC Bell Centre 02/23/2014 London ON Budweiser Gardens 02/21/2014 Washington DC Verizon Center 02/19/2014 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 02/18/2014 Columbus OH Schottenstein Center 02/15/2014 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 02/14/2014 New York NY Madison Square Garden 02/11/2014 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 02/09/2014 Louisville KY KFC Yum! Center 02/07/2014 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 02/05/2014 Atlanta GA Philips Arena 01/18/2014 Belfast Ant Empire Music Hall
Kings of Leon Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/07/2013 Derby Dby The Flowerpot 12/07/2013 Los Angeles CA Shrine Auditorium 11/20/2013 Newtown ?? Enmore Theatre 11/16/2013 Belfast Ant Empire Music Hall 11/12/2013 London Lnd Eventim Apollo 10/27/2013 Las Vegas NV Downtown Las Vegas 10/26/2013 Las Vegas NV Downtown Las Vegas 10/26/2013 Las Vegas NV Downtown Las Vegas 10/11/2013 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/04/2013 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/02/2013 Chicago IL House of Blues 09/28/2013 New York NY Central Park 09/28/2013 New York NY Great Lawn at Central Park 09/11/2013 London London Roundhouse 09/11/2013 London London Roundhouse 08/18/2013 Chelmsford London Hylands Park 08/17/2013 Chelmsford London Hylands Park 08/17/2013 Chelmsford London Hylands Park 08/17/2013 Telford Tfw Weston Park 08/15/2013 Glasgow Glg Bellahouston Park 08/14/2013 Belfast Ant Boucher Playing Fields 08/09/2013 London Lnd O2 Shepherds Bush Empire 07/23/2013 Oklahoma City OK Chesapeake Energy Arena 07/14/2013 Lisbon Passeio Maritimo de Alges 07/12/2013 Bilbao Basque Country Kobetamendi 07/11/2013 Bilbao Basque Country Kobetamendi 07/10/2013 Birmingham Warwickshire LG Arena 07/09/2013 Birmingham Warwickshire LG Arena 07/02/2013 Arendal Tromoya 06/25/2013 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 06/24/2013 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 06/20/2013 Cologne NW Lanxess Arena 06/19/2013 Frankfurt HE Festhalle Frankfurt 06/18/2013 Cologne NW Lanxess Arena 06/14/2013 Landgraaf Lim Megaland 06/13/2013 London The O2 06/12/2013 London The O2 06/07/2013 New York NY Randalls Island 06/07/2013 New York NY Randalls Island 06/01/2013 Belfast Ant Empire Music Hall 05/17/2013 Gulf Shores AL Gulf Shores Beach 05/11/2013 Napa CA Napa Valley Expo 05/10/2013 Napa CA Napa Valley Expo 05/09/2013 Napa CA Napa Valley Expo 05/04/2013 Derby Dby The Flowerpot 04/07/2013 Weert LI De Bosuil 03/08/2013 Derby The Flower Pot 01/19/2013 Belfast Ant Empire Music Hall
Kings of Leon Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/01/2012 Dundee Dnd The Doghouse 11/24/2012 St Albans Hrt The Horn 11/17/2012 Belfast Ant Empire Music Hall 10/26/2012 Derby Dby The Flowerpot 10/13/2012 Poole Pol Mr Kyps 10/06/2012 Keighley W York Exchange Arts Centre 10/03/2012 Newport Nwp 200 Club Newport 09/28/2012 Doncaster Syk The Leopard 09/15/2012 Wolverhampton Wmd Slade Rooms
Kings of Leon Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 11/05/2011 Sydney Nsw Allphones Arena (Acer Arena) 11/04/2011 Sydney Nsw Allphones Arena (Acer Arena) 10/15/2011 Kanata ON Canadian Tire Centre 10/14/2011 Montreal QC Bell Centre 10/11/2011 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 10/08/2011 London ON Budweiser Gardens 10/04/2011 Winnipeg MB MTS Centre 10/03/2011 Saskatoon SK Credit Union Centre 10/01/2011 Edmonton AB Rexall Place 09/30/2011 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 09/28/2011 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 08/03/2011 West Palm Beach FL Cruzan Amphitheatre 08/02/2011 Tampa FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds 07/30/2011 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 07/29/2011 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 07/27/2011 Atlanta GA Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood 07/26/2011 Orange Beach AL The Wharf 06/23/2011 London London Hyde Park 06/22/2011 London London Hyde Park 06/20/2011 London The O2 04/15/2011 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/15/2011 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/12/2011 Austin TX Frank Erwin Center 04/09/2011 Memphis TN FedExForum 04/08/2011 Tulsa OK BOK Center 03/11/2011 Sydney Nsw Allphones Arena (Acer Arena) 03/10/2011 Sydney Nsw Allphones Arena (Acer Arena)
Kings of Leon Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 12/21/2010 London The O2 12/13/2010 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 11/26/2010 Chicago IL Joe'S Bar 11/16/2010 New York NY Madison Square Garden 11/14/2010 Boston MA TD Garden 09/25/2010 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 09/23/2010 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 09/22/2010 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 09/20/2010 Pelham AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre 09/18/2010 Vail CO Gerald Ford Amphitheatre 09/17/2010 West Palm Beach FL Cruzan Amphitheatre 09/15/2010 Atlanta GA Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood 09/13/2010 Raleigh NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek 09/11/2010 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 09/10/2010 Charlotte NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 09/08/2010 Hershey PA Hersheypark Stadium 09/07/2010 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 09/04/2010 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 09/03/2010 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 08/15/2010 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park 08/08/2010 Scranton PA Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain 08/07/2010 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 08/05/2010 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 08/03/2010 Hartford CT Comcast Theatre 07/31/2010 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 07/30/2010 Darien Center NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 07/28/2010 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 07/26/2010 Cuyahoga Falls OH Blossom Music Center 07/24/2010 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 07/23/2010 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 07/20/2010 Englewood CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre 07/19/2010 West Valley City UT USANA Amphitheatre 07/17/2010 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 07/14/2010 Irvine CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - CA 07/12/2010 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 07/10/2010 Phoenix AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion 07/09/2010 Chula Vista CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre 06/30/2010 London London Hyde Park 06/06/2010 Saratoga Springs NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center 06/05/2010 Atlantic City NJ The Borgata Outdoor Entertainment Complex
Kings of Leon Tour Dates 2009
date city state venue 10/16/2009 Nashville TN Sommet Center 10/15/2009 Birmingham AL BJCC Arena 10/13/2009 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 10/12/2009 Council Bluffs IA Mid America Center 10/10/2009 Lexington KY Rupp Arena 10/09/2009 Atlanta GA Philips Arena 10/07/2009 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 10/06/2009 Houston TX Toyota Center 10/03/2009 Oklahoma City OK Chesapeake Energy Arena 09/30/2009 Saint Louis MO Scottrade Center 09/28/2009 Minneapolis MN Target Center 09/26/2009 Milwaukee WI BMO Harris Bradley Center 09/25/2009 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 09/23/2009 Columbus OH Schottenstein Center 09/22/2009 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 09/20/2009 London ON Budweiser Gardens 09/19/2009 Hamilton ON FirstOntario Centre 09/17/2009 Kanata ON Canadian Tire Centre 09/16/2009 Montreal QC Bell Centre 09/14/2009 Uniondale NY Nassau Coliseum 09/12/2009 East Rutherford NJ Izod Center 09/11/2009 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 09/09/2009 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 09/08/2009 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 08/22/2009 Inglewood CA The Forum 08/21/2009 San Diego CA Cox Arena 08/19/2009 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 08/16/2009 Vancouver BC General Motors Place (Canada Hockey Place) 08/15/2009 Vancouver BC General Motors Place (Canada Hockey Place) 08/13/2009 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 08/12/2009 Edmonton AB Rexall Place 08/09/2009 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre