Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Kings of Leon : Music Tours U.S. 2011 Dates


Kings of Leon was formed in 2000 after brothers Jared, Caleb, Nathan, and cousin Matthew moved to Nashville in order pursue a career. The three brothers had spent their childhoods moving from town to town in the South with their parents. Their father, Leon, was a traveling preacher for the United Pentecostal Church, and the brothers were largely home-schooled due to constantly moving. However, the family did at one point spend five years in Jackson, Tennessee. Forbidden to listen to secular music, the brothers did not find their musical influences until they moved to Nashville, where they met songwriter and producer Angelo Petraglia. Along with the addition of Matthew, the band found a life in rock music.

Kings of Leon released their first EP, Holy Roller Novacaine, in February 2003. The success of the EP brought the Kings to the attention of rock fans everywhere, but particularly in Europe. The first regular Kings of Leon album, Youth and Young Manhood, catapulted the quartet into stardom in Europe, but the album did not see as much success in the United States. Following the release of the album, Kings of Leon toured with U2 and The Strokes. The band released their next album, Aha Shake Heartbreak, in October 2004 in the UK and February 2005 in the U.S. This second album continued the trend of expanding the Kings' fan base. It came in at #3 in the UK and #55 on the U.S. Billboard 200. The Kings of Leon spent a long stretch after the release of Heartbreak touring with Pearl Jam and Bob Dylan. In March 2006, the band started work on their third album, and in April 2007 released Because of the Times. For the first time, the Kings saw widespread U.S. success, charting at #25 and selling 70,000 copies in the first week. The album reached #1 in the UK.

Kings of Leon is on its way to achieving domestic success with their latest album, Only By The Night, which has released over 300,000 copies in the U.S., a record for the quartet. The album has peaked at #5 in the U.S. and #1 in the U.K. The Kings have cited artists such as Bob Dylan and Neil Young, as well as their own upbringing, as influences in their music. As well as touring with U2 and The Strokes, the Kings have gotten praise from bands and artists such as Bryan Adams, Noel Gallagher of Oasis, Radiohead, and Bob Dylan.




 Location                   Venue                                                                                                    Date 

Berlin, Germany WaldbuhneJun 14, 2011
Tue 8:00PM


London, United Kingdom Hyde Park - LondonJun 22, 2011
Wed 2:30PM


London, United Kingdom Hyde Park - LondonJun 23, 2011
Thu 4:00PM


Orange Beach, AL The Wharf AmphitheatreJul 26, 2011
Tue 8:00PM


Atlanta, GA Aarons Amphitheatre At Lakewood (formerly Lakewood Amphitheatre)Jul 27, 2011
Wed 7:00PM


Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion (Formerly Superpages.com Center)Jul 29, 2011
Fri 7:30PM


Spring, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell PavilionJul 30, 2011
Sat 7:00PM


Tampa, FL 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre At The Florida State Fairgrounds (formerly the Ford Amphitheatre)Aug 02, 2011
Tue 7:00PM


West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre (formerly Sound Advice Amphitheatre)Aug 03, 2011
Wed 7:00PM


Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte - NCAug 05, 2011
Fri 7:00PM


Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach (Formerly Virginia Beach Amphitheatre)Aug 06, 2011
Sat 7:00PM


Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live (Formerly Nissan Pavilion)Aug 09, 2011
Tue 7:00PM


Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach TheaterAug 10, 2011
Wed 7:00PM


Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center (Formerly Tweeter Center)Aug 12, 2011
Fri 7:30PM


Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre (formerly Meadows Music Theater)Aug 13, 2011
Sat 7:00PM


Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts CenterAug 16, 2011
Tue 7:00PM


Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts CenterAug 17, 2011
Wed 7:00PM


Mansfield, MA Comcast Center - MA (formerly Tweeter Center)Aug 19, 2011
Fri 7:30PM


Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts CenterAug 20, 2011
Sat 7:30PM


Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music TheatreAug 23, 2011
Tue 7:00PM


Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music CenterAug 24, 2011
Wed 7:00PM


Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (formerly Tweeter Center-il)Aug 26, 2011
Fri 7:00PM


Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center - INAug 27, 2011
Sat 7:30PM


Bonner Springs, KS Capitol Federal Park At SandstoneAug 29, 2011
Mon 7:00PM


Morrison, CO Red Rocks AmphitheatreAug 31, 2011
Wed 7:00PM


Morrison, CO Red Rocks AmphitheatreSep 01, 2011
Thu 7:00PM


Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay - Events CenterSep 03, 2011
Sat 7:30PM


Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre (formerly Coors Amphitheatre)Sep 04, 2011
Sun 7:00PM


Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture Homestore Pavilion (formerly Cricket Pavilion)Sep 06, 2011
Tue 7:30PM


Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - CASep 08, 2011
Thu [Time TBA]


Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre - CASep 10, 2011
Sat 7:00PM


Seattle, WA Key ArenaSep 12, 2011
Mon 8:00PM


Vancouver, Canada Rogers Arena (formerly General Motors Place)Sep 14, 2011
Wed 7:30PM


Calgary, Canada Scotiabank Saddledome (Formerly Pengrowth Saddledome)Sep 30, 2011
Fri 7:30PM


Edmonton, Canada Rexall PlaceOct 01, 2011
Sat 7:30PM


Saskatoon, Canada Credit Union Centre - Saskatchewan PlaceOct 03, 2011
Mon 7:30PM


Winnipeg, Canada MTS CentreOct 04, 2011
Tue 7:30PM


London, Canada John Labatt CentreOct 08, 2011
Sat 7:30PM


Toronto, Canada Air Canada CentreOct 11, 2011
Tue 7:30PM


Montreal, Canada Centre BellOct 14, 2011
Fri 7:30PM


Kanata, Canada Scotiabank Place (formerly Corel Centre)Oct 15, 2011
Sat 7:30PM

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