Kings of Leon played Live @ Letterman Show for a packed crowd in NYC! [Exclusive Online Concerts)

The band performing @ Letternan Show in NYC

The band performing @ Letternan Show in NYC 9-26-2013

Kings of Leon Rock ‘Live on Letterman’
Rockers played a 45-minute set for fans

Among the best American rock bands, Kings of Leon continue to ride the Mechanical Bull, rolling into the Late Show With David Letterman last night for a full set as part of the “Live on Letterman” series. The rockers took the stage quietly and opened with “Supersoaker.”

The 45-minute set included a diverse collection of songs from the band’s catalog including “Wasted Time” and “Four Kicks” from Youth and Young Manhood and “Crawl” from Only By the Night, in addition to many from Mechanical Bull like the funky and rhythmic “Family Tree.”



In between songs lead singer Caleb Followill thanked the crowd in his soft-spoken drawl before launching into go-for-broke guitar riffs on songs like powerhouse rocker “Don’t Matter.” The bass-heavy “Closer” sparked cheers from fans with Matthew Followill taking the opportunity to impress the crowd by playing the guitar with his mouth on the strings.Caleb loosened up with the crowd toward the end of the set.

“I don’t want to be a dick, but it’s been a while since we’ve played these songs, and I’m going to feel really awkward if no one sings along,” he said. “And it’s OK if the boys sing too, we’ve all been drunk and know the feeling,” he continued before launching into “Sex on Fire.”

“Use Somebody” rounded out the set before the band thanked the crowd and left the stage.

Amazing show by The Kings!

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Stream Kings of Leon’s new album ‘Mechanical Bull’

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Rockers stream new album on iTunes a week before release


Via Rolling Stone

Kings of Leon’s new album Mechanical Bull is streaming in its entirety on iTunes, a week before its official September 24th release.

The LP is the band’s first since 2010’s Come Around Sundown and follows the resolution of inter-band tension brought about by singer Caleb Followill walking offstage during a show in Dallas in July 2011 and the subsequent cancellation of the rest of the band’s tour.

When the foursome reconvened for Mechanical Bull they did so in their new studio in their hometown of Nashville, teaming up with longtime producer Angelo Petraglia.

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Nathan Followill spoke about the back-to-basics recording process for Mechanical Bull: “In November of last year, we started kicking ideas around in this shitty-ass place we bought that we turned into a studio,” he said, adding it was the first time the band hadn’t written new material while on tour. “This record, we had to go back to the blueprint of what we did on our first album, when we locked ourselves in a house and rolled the dice.”

Kings of Leon, Talihina (U.S.) – Documentary + Tour Dates

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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.

More about the Kings of Leon @ Wikepedia

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Tour Dates
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

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