Kings of Leon Set 2014 Tour Behind ‘Mechanical Bull’
Kings Of Leon are set to embark on a new tour in support of latest album Mechanical Bull next year.
The band have announced the first leg of the North American trek, which kicks off on February 5th in Atlanta, and is set to see the Nashville natives make stops in New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, Boston, and more, as well as playing an obligatory show in their hometown, before wrapping up on March 8th in Chicago, though more dates are expected to be announced soon, so check back in with us for further details.
Support for the first leg of the tour is set to come from special guest Gary Clark Jr.
The band’s new album, Mechanical Bull, was released in late September, and despite rave critical acclaim, the journey towards making the album was not an easy one, with rifts in the band leaving fans concerned about the fate of the quartet.
After a disastrous concert in Dallas in 2011, the band were forced to cancel 26 tour dates, and lead singer Caleb Followill temporarily parted ways from the rest of the outfit.
After a much-needed rest, and some solid reconciliation, the band regrouped and worked towards their follow-up to 2010′s Come Around Sundown, with drummer Nathan Followill telling Rolling Stone magazine that the band felt sonically stronger than they had in a long time:
“It was how we sounded when we started playing as a band, excited to plug in,”
In the meantime, the band have been doing the rounds on our TV screens, and getting back in the habit of playing live together, performing on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” and covering Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own,” on BBC1. They also performed at what frontman Caleb Followill called, “one of my favorite shows in a long time” at Chicago’s House of Blues in early October.
Kings Of Leon, let’s never fight again.