RCA Records is proud to announce the Kings of Leon spring arena tour. These shows are the first set of US tour dates to follow their epic sold-out performance at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City on January 29th. In his review of the performance, Jon Pareles of the New York Times wrote, “The music swelled to fill the arena, from the ominous stomp that opened the set, ‘Crawl’ to the lean defiance of ‘Knocked Up’ and, suitable for the occasion, the triumphal ‘Manhattan,’ which promises to ‘show this town how to kiss these stars.'” Kings Of Leon kick off the upcoming dates on the 19th of April at the Agganis Arena in Boston, MA and finish off at the Bill Graham Civic Center on May 21st in San Francisco, CA.
Nominated for three Grammy Awards (Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals), Kings Of Leon have seen their latest release Only By The Night (RCA) take them to new levels of success in the United States. Their lead single “Sex On Fire” has been #1 on the Billboard “Modern Rock” chart for nine weeks and counting. The second single, “Use Somebody,” has just been released to radio and is following nicely in the footsteps of “Sex On Fire.” The video has been named “Buzzworthy” by MTV and has had nearly six million views on YouTube to date.
Only By The Night was released on September 23, 2008 and debuted in the top five on the Billboard top 200 and #1 at the iTunes store. The band has since performed on Saturday Night Live and Late Night with David Letterman. The band appeared on the cover of Spin magazine’s October issue, and was on the cover of Q magazine’s December issue in the UK, in which they received “Record of the Year” honors.
Tour Dates w/ On Sale Dates Below:
* = Went On Sale February 13th
# = Went On Sale February 14th
19 – Boston, MA – Agganis Arena (On Sale 2/13)
21 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre (On Sale 2/13)
22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Palumbo (On Sale 2/13)
24 – Fairfax, VA – Patriot Center (On Sale 2/20)
25 – Philadelphia, PA – Spectrum (On Sale 2/13)
27 – Norfolk, VA – Constant Convocation Centre @ ODU (On Sale 2/14)
28 – Raleigh, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheatre (On Sale 2/13)
30 – Charlotte, NC – Bojangles’ Coliseum (On Sale 2/13)
04 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre (On Sale 2/14)
05 – Orlando, FL – UCF Arena (On Sale 2/13)
07 – Miami, FL – Bank United Center (On Sale 2/13)
08 – Tampa, FL – Sundome (On Sale 2/13)
10 – Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum (On Sale 2/13)
12 – Cincinnati, OH – National City Pavilion (On Sale 2/14)
13 – Cleveland, OH – Tower City (On Sale 2/13)
19 – Phoenix, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre (On Sale 2/14)
21 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (On Sale 2/22)