Kings Of Leon Confirm UK Tour
With frontman Caleb Followill's injured hand on the mend, the Kings Of Leon have announced a string of UK dates for the Summer and a new single for April.
The Kings Of Leon have confirmed they will be back on this side of the pond for an 11-date tour of the UK beginning in Manchester on June 15. The band will release the single ‘King Of The Rodeo’ on April 11.
The band were recently forced to postpone a number of live engagements after Caleb Followill damaged his hand, a condition that the King Of Leon’s exhausting tour schedule has exacerbated. A statement from the band explained that Followill had been visiting a specialist who ordered the cancellation to allow the guitarist’s hand to heal.
Kings Of Leon (along with Snow Patrol) will also be supporting U2 on their massive ‘Vertigo’ world tour. A gig the band was offered after meeting Bono on a television show.
"We did a TV show called 'CD:UK' in London, and U2 were on the show too.” Kings member Nathan Followill told VH1, “We played, and then they played, and then we were getting ready to leave and their publicist said 'Hey, Bono wants you guys to stay. He wants to meet you guys.' So we had some drinks, and he was pretty cool and complimentary of our record, but just like a normal, down-to earth guy. Like a month later, our manager called us and was like, 'We just got the U2 offer.'
Rumours also currently suggest that the band may make an appearance at this year's Glastonbury Festival on either the Friday or Saturday (24-25 June)
Tickets for the band's forthcoming tour are available either by calling the Xfm Xchange on 0871 222 1049 or go to the Xfm Online Ticket Shop by clicking here. The band will be playing the following venues:
- Manchester Apollo (15 June)
- Doncaster Dome (18)
- London Hammersmith Apollo (19)
- Birmingham Academy (23)
- Edinburgh Corn Exchange (26)
- Glasgow Academy (27)
- Brighton Centre (30)
- Plymouth Pavilion (4 July)
- Swindon Oasis (5)
- Reading Rivermead (6)
- Newcastle City Hall (8)