On the heels of a #1 album, a chart-topping radio hit and a sold out first leg of a global tour, the hometown rock band Kings of Leon announced today that they will play the first-ever concert at Nashville's First Tennessee Park, the home of the Nashville Sounds, on Friday, September 29.
"We're very excited to bring Kings of Leon in as the first major concert event in the history of First Tennessee Park," said Sounds General Manager and Chief Operating Officer Adam Nuse. "To bring in a renowned group back home is a thrilling way to showcase this beautiful ballpark."
"We couldn't be more excited to be the first act to play First Tennessee Park. It's always special for us to play our hometown, but being the first, in such an awesome venue, is going to be something we'll never forget," said band member Jared Followill.
The newly announced date will be part of the continuing WALLS tour, traveling to all new U.S. cities. Kings of Leon will kick off the tour's second leg on April 28th in Chula Vista, Calif. and make its way around the country before concluding August 26th at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Quincy, Wash.
The tour has received critical acclaim throughout its trek - of their sold out date at Madison Square Garden, Billboard applauded the show - which they hailed a "rock show spectacle" - for maintaining an intimate connection within a large-scale production. "Every element of the show felt as thought-out as the next… and while the show was certainly a spectacle, there was still something so genuine about its presentation." Meanwhile, the Boston Globe praised the band for delivering a "royal, rousing performance" and The Patriot Ledger called the "arena rock powerhouse" band's show "a bracing shot of vitality" and a "terrific rock 'n' roll party." Speaking further to the tour's production, the Toronto Sun hailed the "sleek moving video screens, dramatic lights, [and] eye-catching imagery."
Kings of Leon's seventh studio album WALLS, released October 14th via RCA, marks the group's first number one album in the U.S., debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart as well as #1 on the Alternative Albums, Rock Albums, Top Albums Sales, and Top Digital Albums Charts. The album received amazing critical acclaim upon its release, with The New York Times calling it "timeless," Rolling Stone saying it's "Kings of Leon at their best" and Consequence of Sound calling the album "their best album in years." The album includes released tracks "Reverend," "Around The World" and "WALLS" and their hit single "Waste A Moment," which Stereogum said sounds like "the Kings Of Leon you remember."
Tickets are $89.50 for field general admission and $89.50 and $69.50 for reserved seating. All tickets are subject to applicable service charges and event time and date are subject to change. All shows are Rain or Shine.
Tickets will be available beginning Friday, April 21 at 10 a.m. CT. Full information can be found at http://kingsofleon.com/.
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About Kings Of Leon
Since their debut in 2003, Kings of Leon (Caleb (guitar/vocals), Nathan (drums), Jared (bass) and Matthew Followill (guitar)) have released seven albums (Youth & Young Manhood (2003), Aha Shake Heartbreak (2004), Because of the Times (2007), Only by the Night (2008), Come Around Sundown (2010), Mechanical Bull (2013) and WALLS (2016), and sold over 21 million albums and over 38 million singles worldwide. The multi-platinum selling band has had five singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, all seven of their studio albums on Billboard's 200 list and five singles that reached #1 on Modern Rock radio. Their seventh album WALLS debuted in October at #1 in the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland and Austria, and top 3 in more than 10 countries including Germany and Australia. In addition, they have had seven Grammy Nominations, four Grammy Award wins, three NME Awards, two Brit Awards and one Juno Award. They have toured all over the world, selling out top venues and headlining major festivals such as Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and Glastonbury.
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