Kings of Leon to Postpone Several Tour Dates Due to Injury

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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

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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.

MECHANICAL BULL TOUR DATES:

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)

Kings of Leon Announce 2014 Tour Dates

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Things are starting to really look up for the Followill family because Kings of Leon have announced that they will be heading out on tour soon. The tour which is slated to start this winter, will happen in support of their recently released new album, Mechanical Bull.

The band have also confirmed that blues rocker, Gary Clark. Jr will be the opening act for the band during the North American Tour which will start on February 5 at Atlanta’s Philips Arena.

According to a press release, the newly released dates are just the first leg of their 2014 tour and that many more will be announced later on. For now, check out the first leg of the Mechanical Bull Tour.

MECHANICAL BULL TOUR DATES:

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)

Tickets will go on sale to the general public between November 1 and November  2, depending on each market.

Kings of Leon’s Very Good News Day

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Kings of Leon have already given fans a sneak preview as to what their new album, Mechanical Bull would sound like with their first single “Supersoaker.” The band have recently announced that the release date for the album is merely two month away. This marks the band’s first new album since 2010’s Come Around Sundown.

New broke today via everyone’s favorite pastime, social media. In it the band revealed that the new album is scheduled to be released on September 24; but that’s not where the band’s good news ends.

In addition to the release date reveal, the band also released a new track titled “Wait for Me”  which can be heard below. As if another new song wasn’t enough to get those fans excited, they have also proceeded to finally released the official music video for lead single, “Supersoaker.”

“Wait for Me”

“Supersoaker” (Official Video)

Kings of Leon are currently wrapping up some European dates across the ocean and will be returning to the US to perform at the Austin City Limits festival on October 5.

Kings of Leon Release New Song

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After disappearing off the face of the music world for some R and R, Kings of Leon are back with the official studio version of their new single, “Supersoaker.”

The band performed the new song live during their performance at the New York Governor’s Ball which got rained out on their assigned performance date, but made it up to fans the following day by not only performing the new song live, but by also announcing that they would be releasing their new album, Mechanical Bull, in September.

The song finds the guys finally being able to find that the nice balance between the group’s Southern rock roots as well as the big, arena rock ambitions that they are trying to achieve. The music video for the song can be seen below.

Mechanical Bull will be the band’s first new album since 2010’s Come Around Sundown. During the Dallas date of the 2011 tour, frontman Caleb Followill left the stage and didn’t return which started the talk of the band’s demise. Bassist, Jared Followill later that night tweeted: “I can’t lie, there are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade.” During that time, the members all went off to start families, but are now ready to return to the stage.

Kings of Leon Debut New Song

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Kings of Leon might have been rained out of their welcome back show during their stint at the New York Governor’s Ball, but we could have just said that all the rain was a hint at the name of their upcoming single.

Come Saturday when they were finally able to perform without a drop of rain, the band debuted their new single ironically titled, “Super Soaker.”

It was as if the heavens were listening.

Check out the new song below and let us know what you think about it.

Kings of Leon’s new album, Mechanical Bull, the band’s sixth album, is scheduled to be released on September 24th.

Kings of Leon Announce New Album

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When Kings of Leon cancelled the rest of their tour last year, rumors of an impending disbandment were running rampant through the fan base.

During the Dallas date of the 2o11 tour, frontman Caleb Followill left the stage and didn’t return which started the talk of the demise. Bassist, Jared Followill later that night tweeted: “I can’t lie, there are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade.”

Now the band are showing everyone that the problems within the band have not affected the group, but rather helped them because they just announced that they will be releasing a brand new album this year. The new album, Mechanical Bull is set to be released on September 24.

While no other information has been given about the album, Jared Followill did tell NME, “I thought we were going to make a really mature album but I’m amazed how youthful it sounds. It’s like a mix of Youth & Young Manhood and Because of the Times.”

Kings of Leon were supposed to open New York’s Governors Ball last night as their first official show in a while, but it ended up getting rained out. The set has been rescheduled for tonight according to a tweet by drummer Nathan Followill, “Looks like I get 2 melt your faces after all. Spread the good word.”