Watch Kings Of Leon perform On Call @ David Letterman Show in NYC
Kings Of Leon – Biography
Kings of Leon is a Grammy winning American rock band that originated in Talihina, Oklahoma but formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 1999. The band is composed of brothers Anthony Caleb Followill (b. January 14, 1982, lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Ivan Nathan Followill (b. June 26, 1979, drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Michael Jared Followill (b. November 20, 1986, bass guitar, backing vocals), with their cousin Cameron Matthew Followill (b. September 10, 1984, lead guitar, backing vocals). The group is named for their grandfather Leon from Talihina, Oklahoma.
The band’s early music was an upbeat blend of Southern rock and blues influences, but it has gradually expanded over the years to include a variety of genres and a more alternative, arena rock sound. Kings of Leon achieved initial success in the United Kingdom with a total of nine Top 40 singles, two BRIT Awards in 2008, and all three of the band’s albums at the time peaking in the top five of the UK Albums Chart. Their third album, Because of the Times, also reached the No. 1 spot. After the release of Only by the Night in September 2008 the band achieved chart success in the United States. The singles “Sex on Fire”, “Use Somebody”, and “Notion” all peaked at No. 1 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. The album itself was their first ever Platinum-selling album in the United States, and was also the best-selling album of 2008 in Australia, being certified Platinum nine times. The band’s fifth album, Come Around Sundown, was released on October 18, 2010.
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The New York Times: Good Old Southern Rock, With Some Modern Touches
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Kings of Leon – Excess All Areas – HD Quality Documentary 1-4 parts
This is a LIVE performance of Kings of Leon in Arizona
2013/5/11 – Napa, CA – Bottle Rock Napa Valley
2013/6/07 – New York, NY – The Governors Ball Music Festival – Randall’s Island
2013/6/12 – London, UK – O2 Arena
2013/6/13 – London, UK – O2 Arena
2013/6/16 – Nickelsdorf, Austria – NOVA ROCK 2013 – Pannonia Fields II
2013/6/19 – Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle
2013/6/20 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
2013/6/24 – Manchester, UK – MEN Arena
Kings of Leon: Return of the Prodigal Sons