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