Kings of Leon Joined By Special Guest During Hollywood Show


After internal band problems resulted in their last tour being cancelled and this current tour having to miss a few stops die to an accident that resulted in serious injury to their drummer, Kings of Leon are about to finish their Mechanical Bull tour.

Throughout the tour, the band have debuted a never-before-played song as requested by their fans as part of their “Song for the City” program. At last night’s stop at the Hollywood Bowl, the audience chose “Talihina Sky” and we given the added bonus of having a special guest appear on stage with the Tennessee band: Coldplay’s Chris Martin.

The Coldplay frontman played piano and contributed backing vocals to the secret tracks from KOL’s debut album, Youth & Young Manhood. But “Talihina Sky” wasn’t the only song Martin, stayed for; the frontman stayed to perform “Notion” from KOL’s Only By the Night.

This isn’t the first time Martin has joined KOL on stage. Back in May during Radio One’s One Big Weekend, Martin joined the band for their song, “Fans.”

Watch some fan shot videos from the show below.

Kings of Leon to Postpone Several Tour Dates Due to Injury


Over the weekend, Kings of Leon suffered a mishap that resulted in drummer Nathan Followill breaking several ribs and the band having to postpone several of their upcoming tour dates.

While en route to their hotel following their show in Boston, when a pedestrian jumped in front of their tour bus, causing the over-sized vehicle to stop short resulting in Followill being injured. At the time, he had said he was just “banged up,” but it turned out he had a broken rib.

At the time, the band had just said that the would be postponing their Saratoga Spring, NY show, this past Sunday (August 10) and any show until “further notice”

Today, KOL have confirmed that they have nixed all tour dates for the next two weeks to allow Followill to heal, per doctor’s orders. At this rate, the band’s next show will take place on august 28 at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ.

Of course, it sounds like Followill is getting some kind of cabin fever already and is eager to return to his drum kit. “I’m, counting down the days until I can get back in the saddle and continue what has been out best American tour so far.”

But, the band will appear on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon where resident band leader Questlove will take over the drum kit for the group during their song “Family Tree.”

The band’s current tour, the Mechanical Bull tour is in support of their 2013 album by the same name. This tour marked the return of the band after their scrapped a full tour due to internal band issues among the members of the group.

Kings of Leon Announce Second Leg of Tour


Kings of Leon have finally announced the tour dates for the second leg of their Mechanical Bull tour.

Previously, it was reported that the band would stay on the road until early March in support of their recently released, and sixth album, Mechanical Bull. The second leg of the tour will include Local Natives as an opening act and start right back up on March 18 with a show at the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, Arizona.

The tour will then proceed to go through the US and Canada including stops in Saskatoon, Edmonton and Calgary before calling it a day at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 11th.

Fort hose excited about the new additions to the 2014 tour, tickets will go on sale this Friday, Dec. 13 on Livenation’s website. But if your city has not popped up yet on the tour schedule, hold out a little longer because additional tour dates will soon be revealed as well.

These additional tour dates come in handy as well because the Southern-rockers are scheduled to take the stage on Saturday Night Live on Saturday, Dec. 14 and then appear on Ellen on Dec. 16th.

The extended tour dates just back up the claims that the band are in a better place than they were a few years ago when they cancelled their 2011 tour mid-way due to some internal issues within the band.

“It was how we sounded when we started playing as a band, excited to plug in,” drummer Nathan Followill told Rolling Stone about their latest album.

For now, check out the updated tour dates for the Mechanical Bull Tour.


Feb. 5: Atlanta, GA (Philips Arena)
Feb. 7: Nashville, TN (Bridgestone Arena)
Feb. 9: Louisville, KY (KFC Yum! Center)
Feb. 11: Auburn, MI (The Palace At Auburn Hills)
Feb. 14: New York, NY (Madison Square Garden)
Feb. 15: Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena)
Feb. 18: Columbus, OH (Schottenstein Center)
Feb. 19: Philadelphia, PA (Wells Fargo Center)
Feb. 21: Washington, DC (Verizon Center)
Feb. 23: London, Ontario (Budweiser Gardens)
Feb. 24: Montreal, Quebec (Bell Centre)
Feb. 26: Toronto, Ontario (Air Canada Centre)
Feb. 28: Boston, MA (TD Garden)
March 5: Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center)
March 6: Minneapolis, MN (Target Center)
March 8:  Chicago, IL (United Center)

Second Leg:

March 19: Phoenix, AZ (Ak-Chin Pavilion)
March 21: Los Angeles, CA (The Forum Presented by Chase)
March 25: San Jose, CA (SAP Center )
March 27: Portland, OR (Moda Center )
March 30: Vancouver, BC (Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena)
April 01: Calgary, AB (Scotiabank Saddledome)
April 02: Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place)
April 04: Saskatoon, SK (Credit Union Centre)
April 08: Tulsa, OK (BOK Center)
April 10: Houston, TX (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
April 11: New Orleans, LA (New Orleans Arena)