Southern rockers Kings of Leon have confirmed a North American tour in support of their new record, “Only By The Night,” due to be...

Southern rockers Kings of Leon have confirmed a North American tour in support of their new record, “Only By The Night,” due to be released on September 23. The tour kicks off on September 23 at an exclusive club show in New York City. The full tour begins on October 11 in Las Vegas, NV, and winds down on November 19 in Nashville, TN.

We Are Scientists will support Kings of Leon for the entire tour. Additionally, The Stills are slated to open for the October dates, while The Whigs are scheduled for November shows.

The album’s first official single, “Sex On Fire,” will be available on iTunes and hits radio next week. The video is being shot in Los Angeles this week and is being directed by the renowned Sophie Muller. Videos promoting the songs “Crawl” and “Manhattan” have already been posted on YouTube.

“Only By The Night,” the fourth studio album by Kings of Leon, was recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, TN. Angelo Petraglia and Jacquire King produced the album. Petraglia has worked with artists such as Emmy Lou Harris, Brooks and Dunn, and Be Your Own Pet.

Kings of Leon consists of brothers Nathan, Caleb and Jared, and their cousin Matthew. The band is named after the three brothers’ father and grandfather, both named Leon. The group released its first record, “Youth and Young Manhood” in 2003.

Starting September 1, the band is going to begin hosting a series of home movies that document the making of “Only By The Night” on its official Web site and MySpace page. Every day leading up to the release date, a new home movie will be featured.

Kings of Leon itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

August 9Jersey City, NJLiberty State Park
September 23New York, NYWebster Hall
October 11Las Vegas, NVThe Joint
October 12San Diego, CAHouse of Blues
October 15Los Angeles, CANokia Theatre
October 17-18San Francisco, CAWarfield Theatre
October 20Seattle, WAParamount Theatre
October 21Portland, ORSchnitzer Hall
October 23Denver, COThe Fillmore Auditorium
October 25Austin, TXAustin Music Hall
October 26Oklahoma City, OKBricktown Events Center
October 28Houston, TXVerizon Wireless Theater
October 29Dallas, TXPalladium Ballroom
October 31Chicago, ILAragon Ballroom
November 1Minneapolis, MNOrpheum Theatre
November 3St. Louis, MOThe Pageant
November 5Milwaukee, WIThe Eagles Ballroom
November 7Toronto, ONTKool Haus
November 8Detroit, MIThe Fillmore
November 10Washington, DCDAR Constitution Hall
November 12Boston, MAOrpheum Theatre
November 15Philadelphia, PAElectric Factory Ballroom
November 18Atlanta, GAThe Tabernacle
November 19Nashville, TNNashville Municipal Auditorium

Last Updated on May 28, 2009 by By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen