The rock band prepares for two months of international touring in support of their new No. 1 album, Walls.
Kings of Leon have announced the dates and locations for their 2017 world arena tour in support of their new album, Walls. Their seventh album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, finally becoming their first to reach the top of the chart. It features the thrilling opener, "Waste A Moment," a stadium-ready tribute to living wild and forgetting about the consequences once in awhile.
The band from Nashville, comprised of brothers Caleb (lead vocals), Nathan (drums) and Jared Followill (bass), with their cousin Matthew Followill on lead guitar, has become one of the biggest stadium rock bands in the world. They formed in 2000, after their Evangelist father's prohibition of rock music ended with his resignation from the church, and signed with RCA Records in 2001. Their second album, Aha Shake Heartbreak, brought them fame in the U.K. and led to a U.S. tour opening for U2.
Since 2009's Only By The Night, every album has broken the top ten on the Billboard 200. In 2010, their platinum hit, "Use Somebody," won Grammys for Record of the Year and Best Rock Song. With Walls already at No. 1, there's a pretty good chance it will earn even more gold and platinum sales for the Followill quartet.
Their recent performance of "Waste A Moment" on Jimmy Fallon added two supporting musicians to the lineup and showed a band ready for huge arena sound and plenty of "oo-woAH-Oh-ohhhhhhs" for the crowd to sing along with them.
Kings of Leon perform "Waste A Moment" on The Tonight Show
Tickets are on sale now! The tour starts in Maryland in January and moves to the west coast before heading to Germany in February. Let's hope they come back with lots more U.S. dates in the months after!
Full tour dates:
1/12: National Harbor – National Harbor, Maryland
1/13: TD Garden – Boston, Massachusetts
1/16: Air Canada Centre – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1/19: Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1/20: Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
1/22: Fox Theatre – Detroit, Michigan
1/23: United Center – Chicago, Illinois
1/25: 1st Bank Center – Broomfield, Colorado
1/27: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, California
1/28: The Forum – Los Angeles, California
2/15: Lanxess Arena – Cologne, Germany
2/16: Barclaycard Arena – Hamburg, Germany
2/19: First Direct Arena – Leeds, United Kingdom
2/20: Genting Arena – Birmingham, United Kingdom
2/24: Metro Radio Arena – Newcastle, United Kingdom
2/25: Echo Arena – Liverpool, United Kingdom
2/27: The SSE Hydro – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Now that Banksy's "Flower Thrower" trademark has been revoked, anyone can profit off his work.
This week anonymous street artist Banksy officially lost the European trademark to his "Flower Thrower" mural.
The guerrilla graffiti artist had engaged in a prolonged legal battle with the small greeting card company Full Colour Black—which was selling products featuring the image of a Palestinian man throwing a bouquet of flowers. But now a panel at the European Union Intellectual Property Office has announced their decision to revoke the artist's trademark on the grounds that he could not definitively prove himself to be the mural's creator.
With social media giants like Facebook and Instagram woven into our daily lives, does a boycott have real weight?
Kim Kardashian has nearly 190 million followers on Instagram, where she's in the habit of posting at least once a day.
If her followers were a nation, they would be the 8th most populous on the planet. But the citizens of Kardashia (Kimeroon? The United Kimdom?) will not be receiving any diplomatic news or thirst traps from their dear leader on Wednesday.
As she announced on Instagram on Tuesday, she is taking part in the one-day boycott of Instagram and Facebook organized by Stop Hate for Profit and promoted by other celebrities, from Katy Perry to Leonardo DiCaprio.