Fresh off a headline slot at Coachella 2011, rock royalty Kings of Leon has unveiled a 27-date tour of the United States. The band’s routing will hit sheds and amphitheaters across the nation throughout the late summer months.
A July 26 concert at the Amphitheater at The Wharf in Orange Beach, AL, serves as the summer calendar’s kick-off. The coast-to-coast venture ultimately wraps after nearly two months with a September 12 gig at KeyArena in Seattle, WA.
Kings of Leon’s U.S. routing also includes performances on August 5 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC; August 19 at Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA; August 31-September 1 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO; and September 10 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA.
Ticket sales for select tour dates open to the public on April 29-30, with later rounds of onsales following on May 6-7 and May 13-14. Only the tour opener in Alabama is posted on Ticketmaster.com at present; ticket prices for that show range from $25 to $57 (before fees).
Kings of Leon is touring behind the October 2010 release of its fifth studio album, “Come Around Sundown.” It is the group’s highest-charting record to date, with a No. 2 debut on the Billboard 200. (The band’s 2008 break-through, “Only by the Night,” peaked at No. 4.)
This year, the band’s national performance calendar started off with a bang. April 15 marked Kings of Leon’s second appearance at Coachella — and their first time headlining the iconic destination music festival.
Over the past few years, Kings of Leon has headlined a string of summer and fall tour legs &mdash most recently, a summer-long 2010 tour and a summer-to-fall venture in 2009. The Southern rock crew also completed a late fall trek in 2008, back before they had graduated from mid-sized venues to the full-sized arenas and amphitheaters where they play now.
Kings of Leon itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|July 26||Orange Beach, AL||Amphitheater at The Wharf|
|July 27||Atlanta, GA||Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood|
|July 29||Dallas, TX||Gexa Energy Pavilion|
|July 30||The Woodlands, TX||The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion|
|August 2||Tampa, FL||1-800 Ask-Gary Amphitheatre|
|August 3||West Palm Beach, FL||Cruzan Amphitheatre|
|August 5||Charlotte, NC||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|August 6||Virginia Beach, VA||Farm Bureau Live|
|August 9||Bristow, VA||Jiffy Lube Live|
|August 10||Wantagh, NY||Nikon at Jones Beach Theater|
|August 12||Camden, NJ||Susquehanna Bank Center|
|August 13||Hartford, CT||Comcast Theatre|
|August 16||Darien Center, NY||Darien Lake Performing Arts Center|
|August 17||Holmdel, NJ||PNC Bank Arts Center|
|August 19||Mansfield, MA||Comcast Center|
|August 20||Saratoga Springs, NY||Saratoga Performing Arts Center|
|August 23||Clarkston, MI||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|August 26||Tinley Park, IL||First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre|
|August 27||Noblesville, IN||Verizon Wireless Music Center|
|August 29||Bonner Springs, KS||Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone|
|Aug. 31 – Sept. 1||Morrison, CO||Red Rocks Amphitheatre|
|September 3||Las Vegas, NV||Mandalay Bay Events Center|
|September 4||Chula Vista, CA||Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre|
|September 8||Irvine, CA||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
|September 10||Mountain View, CA||Shoreline Amphitheatre|
|September 12||Seattle, WA||KeyArena at Seattle Center|