Kings of Leon will be kicking off their 2017 tour in Chula Vista, CA on April 28th.
They will be out in support of their new album, Walls.
In 2000, Kings of Leon was formed with brothers Jared, Caleb, Nathan, and cousin Matthew Floodwill. The guys moved to Nashville in order pursue a music career. Their father, Leon, was a traveling preacher for the United Pentecostal Church, and the brothers were largely home-schooled. Forbidden to listen to secular music, the brothers did not find their musical influences until they moved to Nashville, where they met songwriter and producer Angelo Petraglia. The band’s early music was a blend of Southern rock and blues, but it has gradually expanded throughout the years to include a variety of genres and a more alternative, arena rock sound.
The first KOL studio album, Youth and Young Manhood, created an extremely large fan base in Europe. The band began selling more and more concert tickets to bigger venues. Due to the success, their debut album got the band opening gigs for U2 and The Strokes. In April of 2007 KOL released Because of the Times and the album brought them the same success in the United States they had been receiving in Europe. Kings of Leon continued on its way to achieving domestic success with its fourth album, Only By The Night. National touring bands like Pearl Jam and solo artist like Bob Dylan began taking notice and booking them as opening bands and the group was on their way to super stardom.
2017 Kings of Leon North American Tour
April 28 – Chula Vista, Calif., Sleep Train Amphitheatre
April 29 – Phoenix, Ariz., Ak-Chin Pavilion
May 2 – The Woodlands, Texas , The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 4 – Dallas, Texas, Starplex Pavilion
May 7 – New Orleans, La., Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots (New Orleans Jazz & Heritage
May 9 – Austin, Texas, Austin360 Amphitheater
May 11 – Atlanta, Ga., Lakewood Amphitheatre
May 17 – Raleigh, N.C., Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
May 19 – Virginia Beach, Va., Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater At Virginia
May 20 – Holmdel, N.J., PN.C. Bank Arts Center
July 26 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 28 – Mansfield, Mass., Xfinity Center
July 29 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan *Arena
Aug. 1 – Wantagh, N.Y., Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 2 – Darien Center, N.Y., Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Aug. 5 – Syracuse, N.Y., Lakeview Amphitheater
Aug. 6 – Bethel, N.Y., Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
Aug. 9 – Toronto, Ontario, Budweiser Stage
Aug. 11 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 14 – Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 16 – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Blossom Music Center
Aug. 18 – Burgettstown, Pa., KeyBank Pavilion
Aug. 19 – Noblesville, Ind., Klipsch Music Center
Aug. 24 – Mountain View, Calif., Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug. 26 – Quincy, Wash., Gorge Amphitheatre