Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon to perform in Glasgow
Updated: 18 February 2014
Kings of Leon have announced another performance in the UK as part of their 2014 tour. They will now perform at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow on 20 June.
The performance is part of the Kings of Leon tour where the band will perform in Newcastle, Sheffield, Manchester, Milton Keynes and Dublin. They will also be making a festival appearance at the 2014 Isle of Wight Festival.
Kings of Leon will be joined by the Indie band Haim during the performance at the Milton Keynes Bowl on 22 June.
Kings of Leon tour dates
St James' Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne (31)
Isle of Wight Festival (15)
Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield (17)
Phones 4U Arena, Manchester (18)
Milton Keynes Bowl (22)
Marlay Park, Dublin (4)
Last year Kings of Leon released their album Mechanical Bull in September, which went to No.1 in the UK Official Charts. In the same year they performed a tour across the UK and performed at several UK festivals including V festival and iTunes festival. The shows were their first in the UK since 2011.
About Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon were formed in 1999 by brothers Caleb, Nathan and Jared Followill, with their cousin Matthew Followill completing the line-up. Hailing from one of rock ‘n roll’s birthplaces, Nashville, Tennessee, Kings of Leon started life as a blues rock outfit with distinct southern rock influences.
From early on in their career, Kings of Leon have shown their eagerness to progress and develop as a band and over the course of their career, Kings of Leon have grown and matured, adding new elements to their sound and song writing.
Kings of Leon launched their career with their debut Youth & Young Manhood. The album reached No.3 in the UK album charts and included the single, and fan favourite, Molly’s Chamber. The album also included the song Red Morning Light, which was used as FIFA’s 2004 opening song by EA Sports and was featured on a commercial for the Ford Focus in the US.
The follow-up album, Aha Shake Heartbreak, followed the previous year and it’s singles Four Kicks, King of the Rodeo and The Bucket proved a big successes. The success followed in the UK where kings of Leon grew a wider fan base.
Like its predecessor, Aha Shake Heartbreak reached number three in the UK album charts and number 25 in the US. Kings of Leon toured Europe and the UK heavily, while being invited to open for U2 at the Irish rockers’ US leg of their Vertigo tour in 2005.
Their touring commitments paid off and Kings of Leon’s second album scooped Platinum numerous times around the globe.
But it wasn’t until 2007’s Because Of The Times album that Kings of Leon really broke into the mainstream. They claimed the top spot in the UK album charts, while singles Charmer and On Call became some the band’s trademark tunes.
By the time Kings of Leon’s third album, Only By The Night got released in 2008, the band had established themselves as one of the biggest acts of the moment alongside only a small elite of groups such as U2, Coldplay, The Killers and Muse.
The lead single off Only By The Night, the up-tempo Sex On Fire, claimed chart top spots everywhere with radio stations putting the song on heavy rotation.
The album catapulted Kings of Leon into further fame and awarded Caleb, Matthew, Jared and Nathan 8x Platinum in the UK and 9x in Australia, while claiming number one spots in many more countries, including at their home in the US.
In 2009 Kings of Leon followed up with the album Boxed. Although it didn’t perform as well in the UK charts, Kings of Leon had well and truly established a strong following in the UK.
2010 saw the release of Come Around Sundown, which gave the band their third UK No.1. The preceding years saw the band take more time to come back with their latest release, Mechanical Bull, which made it to the No.1 spot in the UK Album Chart and demonstrates the bands longevity.
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