SECOND LEG OF TOUR SUPPORTING #1 ALBUM WALLS KICKS OFF APRIL 28, STOPPING IN ALL-NEW NORTH AMERICAN CITIES

 

DEERHUNTER &NATHANIEL RATELIFF FEATURED AS SPECIAL GUESTS

 

 FIRST SINGLE “WASTE A MOMENT” CONTINUES ATOP RADIO CHARTS, BREAKING ALL TIME RECORD AT AAA RADIO FOR MOST CONSECUTIVE WEEKS AT #1; TRACK ALSO SPENT 5 WEEKS AT #1 ON ALT RADIO

 

TICKETS ON-SALE BEGINNING SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH  

 On the heels of a #1 album, a chart-topping radio hit and a sold out first leg of a global tour, iconic rock band KINGS OF LEON announces that they will be adding a new leg of their WALLS tour, traveling to all new U.S. cities. The Grammy Award-winning group will kick off the tour’s second leg on April 28th in Chula Vista, CA and make its way around the country before concluding August 26th at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Quincy, WA. Additionally, the tour will feature special guest Deerhunter on its April & May dates and Nathaniel Rateliff on its July & August dates. Tickets for the tour will be available to the general public for most cities beginning Saturday, February 4th.

 

The tour’s initial announcement on the TODAY Show in October prompted an almost-immediate sellout of most of the dates, including major cities New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Detroit and San Francisco.  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 the Boston Globe praised the band for delivering a “royal, rousing performance” and The Patriot Ledger callied 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.” The band will appear with a performance of “Find Me” off the new album tonight on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:35/11:35c on NBC.

 

Kings of Leon Tour – New Dates

*All dates and venues subject to change.

Fri, April 28 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Sat, April 29 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Tue, May 2 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
Thu, May 4 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sun, May 7 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
Tue, May 9 Austin, TX Austin 360 Amphitheater
Thu, May 11 Atlanta, GA Aaarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Wed, May 17 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Fri, May 19 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
Sat, May 20 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Wed, July 26 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Fri, July 28 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Sat, July 29 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
Tues, Aug 1 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Wed, Aug 2 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Sat, Aug 5 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse
Sun, Aug 6 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Wed, Aug 9 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
Fri, Aug 11 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Mon, Aug 14 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Wed, Aug 16 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Fri, Aug 18 Burgettstown, PA KeyBank Pavilion
Sat, Aug 19 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
Thurs, Aug 24 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sat, Aug 26 Quincy, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre

 

 

About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978. My top five live shows ever are: 1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome. 2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours. 3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 - The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked! 4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live. 5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.