Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon



Kings of Leon is an American rock band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1999. The band is composed of brothers Caleb Followill (b. January 14, 1982, lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Nathan Followill (b. June 26, 1979, drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Jared Followill (b. November 20, 1986, bass guitar, backing vocals), with their cousin Matthew Followill (b. September 10, 1984, lead guitar, backing vocals).

The band's early music was a blend of Southern rock and blues influences, but it has gradually expanded throughout the years to include a variety of genres and a more alternative, arena rock sound. Kings of Leon achieved initial success in the United Kingdom with nine Top 40 singles, two BRIT Awards in 2008, and all three of the band's albums at the time peaked in the top five of the UK Albums Chart. Their third album, Because of the Times, also reached the number one spot. After the release of Only by the Night in September 2008 the band achieved chart success in the United States. The singles "Sex on Fire", "Use Somebody", and "Notion" all peaked at number one on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. The album was their first Platinum-selling album in the United States, and was also the best-selling album of 2008 in Australia, being certified platinum nine times. The band's fifth album, Come Around Sundown, was released on October 18, 2010. Their sixth album, Mechanical Bull, was released on September 24, 2013. The seventh studio album, WALLS, was released on October 14, 2016.[1] The group has 12 Grammy Award nominations, including 4 wins. As of 2016 the band has sold over 21 million albums worldwide and 38 million singles.[2]



Only by the Night
Only by the Night is the fourth studio album by American alternative rock band Kings of Leon, released worldwide in September 2008.
Use Somebody
"Use Somebody" is a song by American rock group Kings of Leon.
Mechanical Bull
Mechanical Bull is the sixth studio album by American rock band Kings of Leon, released in Ireland, Germany, Sweden and Australia on September 20, 2013, in the United Kingdom on September 23, 2013, and in North America on September 24, 2013 by RCA Records.
Come Around Sundown
Come Around Sundown is the fifth studio album by American rock band Kings of Leon, released in Ireland, Australia and Germany on October 15, 2010, followed by releases in the UK on October 18 and North America on October 19.

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Kings of Leon announced for Glasgow Summer Sessions gig
  –  April 11, 2018
Geoff Ellis, CEO of DF Concerts said: “Kings of Leon’s live shows have become legendary in Scotland ... “Glasgow Summer Sessions is shaping up to be an unmissable part of the lively Scottish music calendar for this year.”
Kings of Leon announced for Glasgow Summer Sessions gig
  –  April 11, 2018
They join the already announced Kendrick Lamar who will play August 29. We can reveal the rapper’s support will be Pharrell Williams’ group N.E.R.D. Also announced are Catfish and the Bottlemen who will play their first headline festival slot in ...
Glasgow Summer Sessions announce new headliners Kings of Leon and Catfish and the Bottlemen will join Kendrick Lamar at Bellahouston Park this summer
  –  April 11, 2018
Kings of Leon, and Catfish and the Bottlemen have joined Kendrick Lamar as headliners for this year’s Glasgow’s Summer Sessions. We revealed that Kendrick Lamar would headline on the Wednesday and now more worldwide superstars have added their name to ...
Catfish & The Bottlemen, Kings Of Leon join Glasgow Summer Sessions
  –  April 11, 2018
Catfish & The Bottlemen and Kings Of Leon have joined Kendrick Lamar as headliners at this year’s Glasgow Summer Sessions series. With Kendrick Lamar, N.E.R.D. and Bugzy Malone already booked for Bellahouston Park on August 29th, Catfish & The Bottlemen ...
Kings of Leon and Catfish and the Bottlemen join Glasgow Summer Sessions lineup
  –  April 11, 2018
Kings of Leon and Catfish and the Bottlemen have been confirmed to headline Glasgow Summer Sessions 2018 at Bellahouston Park, joining Kendrick Lamar. Tickets for the massive outdoor gigs go on sale at 9am on Fri 13 Apr. Returning to the festival after ...
Glasgow Summer Sessions 2018 full lineup announced including Kenrick Lamar, Kings of Leon and Catfish And The Bottlemen
  –  April 11, 2018
Who is headlining Glasgow Summer Sessions 2018? Rapper Kendrick Lamar will top the bill at this year’s Summer Sessions event. Kings of Leon will headline on August 22 and Catfish and the Bottlemen on the 25. The final day, August 29, will see hip-hop ...
Rainbow Kitten Surprise – How To: Friend, Love, Freefall
  –  April 6, 2018
There’s tonnes here for you if you’re a fan of The Lumineers, earlier Fleet Foxes, the rootsier side of Kings Of Leon, The Waterboys or flannel shirts, beards and Redwing boots. Which is to say that North Carolina’s Rainbow Kitten Surprise have ...
SXSW Guest Review: Lime Cordiale: Catchy but not catching fire
  –  April 6, 2018
In a time when too many bands are mere reflections of a trend—pop-era Kings of Leon comes to mind—Lime Cordiale showed the promise of stepping out of the shadows during a recent Austin performance. The trio have come a long way from the Northern Sydney ...
Shawn Mendes Opens Up About Working With Teddy Geiger On ‘Beats 1’
  –  April 5, 2018
She has also been involved with work for the hitmaker’s forthcoming LP including on the Kings of Leon-inspired lead single “In My Blood.” Clearly they have developed a strong chemistry over the years, and today (April 5), the Canadian crooner opened ...
Shawn Mendes Likes Performing On TV So Much, He's Coming Back For A Full Week
  –  March 31, 2018
Last fall, at his MTV Unplugged show, Shawn Mendes covered Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" in an extended intro to his own track "Treat You Better." The choice was very intentional: "It's where I want people to see me as a performer and as a singer and as ...
'The Voice': See Intense Taylor Swift, Harry Styles Covers in Battle Round
  –  March 20, 2018
In contrast to the headstrong rush of "… Ready For It?", Christiana Danielle and Shana Halligan – from Alicia Keys' team – performed Kings of Leon's somber ballad "Use Somebody." At times they were singing almost a capella, moving from near ...
Arroyo Seco Weekend Returns for a Second Year of Music, Food, and Fun
  –  March 9, 2018
The 2018 lineup includes Neil Young and Promise of the Real, Jack White, Pretenders, Belle and Sebastian, and Kamasi Washington performing on Saturday, and Kings of Leon, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Gary Clark Jr., Alanis Morissette ...
Reading and Leeds: Kings of Leon and Fall Out Boy headline
  –  February 13, 2018
headlining twice Kings of Leon, Fall Out Boy and Kendrick Lamar have been announced as the headliners of the 2018 Reading and Leeds festival. Pop star Dua Lipa and Panic! at the Disco will also perform, alongside BBC Music Sound of 2018 winner Sigrid.


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