Months deep into their latest tour, Nashville-based rock band Kings of Leon isn’t even close to surrendering its newfound title as rock royalty. The band has announced a complete fall tour leg for the U.S. and Canada after originally confirming just a few dates.
The 28-city tour picks up August 9 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, and leaves off temporarily on August 22 at The Forum in Inglewood, CA, to head overseas for headline spots at the UK’s Reading and Leeds Festivals. The North American jaunt picks up again on September 9 at Mogehan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, with its remaining dates booked through October 16 at Sommet Center in Nashville, TN.
Kings of Leon had previously announced its August tour dates and a few of the planned September gigs. Some of the new highlights include a September 16 show at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC, a September 26 performance at Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI, and an October 9 concert at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA.
The first ticket sales for the new batch of shows begin June 5, with remaining onsales following over the next couple of weeks. Tickets for most August and some early September concerts are already available. Onsale details are updated regularly on the band’s official Web site.
From September 9 through September 26, Scottish alt-rock crew Glasvegas will provide the night’s opening support. Beginning September 28 through the end of the confirmed itinerary, English alt-rock band White Lies will step in to fill the tour’s supporting duties.
Kings of Leon is still touring behind its fourth studio album and mainstream breakthrough “Only by the Night,” released in September 2008 with a No. 5 debut on the Billboard 200.
The first North American tour leg was announced shortly before the album’s release and featured stops in the nation’s clubs and theaters. But by the time Kings of Leon hit the road, their popularity had outgrown the tour’s modest venue size, leading to an upgraded round of spring concerts in the U.S. and Canada.
The rock quartet is about to launch its latest tour of the UK with a June 15-16 run at The O2 Arena in London, ENG, and continuing to headline festivals and concerts across Europe through July 19 at Gurtenfestival in Bern, SWI.
Kings of Leon itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|August 9||Morrison, CO||Red Rocks Amphitheatre|
|August 12||Edmonton, AB||Rexall Place|
|August 13||Calgary, AB||Pengrowth Saddledome|
|August 15 – 16||Vancouver, BC||General Motors Place|
|August 19||Sacramento, CA||ARCO Arena|
|August 21||San Diego, CA||Cox Arena|
|August 22||Inglewood, CA||The Forum|
|September 9||Uncasville, CT||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|September 11||Mansfield, MA||Comcast Center|
|September 12||East Rutherford, NJ||Izod Center|
|September 14||Uniondale, NY||Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|September 16||Montreal, QC||Bell Centre|
|September 17||Ottawa, ON||Scotiabank Place|
|September 19||Hamilton, ON||Copps Coliseum|
|September 20||London, ON||The John Labatt Centre|
|September 22||Auburn Hills, MI||The Palace Of Auburn Hills|
|September 23||Columbus, OH||Schottenstein Center|
|September 25||Noblesville, IN||Verizon Wireless Music Center|
|September 26||Milwaukee, WI||Bradley Center|
|September 28||Minneapolis, MN||Target Center|
|September 30||St. Louis, MO||Scottrade Center|
|October 3||University, MS||Ford Center for the Performing Arts|
|October 6||Houston, TX||Toyota Center|
|October 7||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center|
|October 9||Atlanta, GA||Philips Arena|
|October 10||Lexington, KY||Rupp Arena|
|October 13||Kansas City, MO||Sprint Center|
|October 16||Nashville, TN||Sommet Center|