Kings of Leon
Tuesday 4th December 2007
- Doors Open:
Following the release of their No.1 album ‘Because of the Times’, Kings of Leon announce a full UK arena tour, playing live at the Metro Radio arena on Tuesday 4th December 2007.
Harp magazine has called them "the freshest breeze to blow through the modern music scene since punk rock turned everything upside down and inside out in the late '70s." Their three critically acclaimed albums have given them a devoted following, especially in Europe.
The Nashville-based quartet's ambitious, eclectic new album Because Of The Times is their most diverse collection yet. Brimming with ideas, it represents a huge leap forward both in song writing and musical prowess. Where Kings of Leon's last release, 2005's Aha Shake Heartbreak, was "a fuzz-encrusted rocket of controlled violence," as Rolling Stone put it, packed with emphatic two-minute bursts of raunchy guitars, brawny drums, and growled vocals, Because Of The Times finds the Followills opening up, relaxing the rules, and revelling in the joys of their newfound musical freedom.
‘Fans’, the second single from the album, is released July 9th 2007 "I think people tend to expect a certain sound from us," says drummer Nathan, "but on this record, we tried to throw them for a loop."
"We took the limitations off of ourselves," says front man Caleb. "We went into the studio with an open mind, thinking let's do whatever it takes to get these songs to the next level. Because we really have a lot of music inside of us and a lot of different places we can go."
So where does one go from there? On tour, of course. "That's our thing," Nathan says. "We're a live band, that's our bread and butter. We like to get up there and put on a good show. We start rehearsing tomorrow and I'm sure we'll be kicking ourselves in the ass for recording such hard album parts that we're going to have to play live every night." He pauses, and then says brightly: "But I'm going to have some huge arm and leg muscles”
Paul Tappenden, Marketing Director for the venue said “We are beginning to build a fantastic line up for the busy September to December months; Kings of Leon’s December gig follows hot on the heels of the recent announcement of Maximo Park the same month”