The Kings of Leon are now over three months into their WALLS Tour and are showing no signs of slowing down. The “Use Somebody” rockers just announced last week that their tour, which kicked off in January, will be extending through the fall with an additional 16 stops.
The four Followill family members will be hitting cities like Los Angeles, Tampa, Charlotte, Nashville, Vancouver and more from September through October.
Here’s a fan shot of the setlist from their show in Phoenix:
The Kings of Leon are currently on the road with Deerhunter through their spring gigs and will be joined by folk star Nathaniel Rateliff for their summer run and Cali folk rockers Dawes for the fall.
Drummer Nathan Followill talked to Rolling Stone about the making of WALLS:
“We learned our lesson early on after our really big record [2008’s Only By the Night and its hit “Use Somebody”]. You put so much pressure on yourself after that – to at least maintain that momentum you’ve got going—and we really had a shitty time in the studio trying to do that. Trying to chase a hit or trying to recreate success you had on previous things. So going into this record we had the frame of mind of no pressure to recreate any success we’ve had prior to this.
Obviously you want everything you do to be the best you’ve done and reach the masses as easily as possible. But we didn’t put any pressure on ourselves that we had to repeat it at a certain level. We were scared shitless and excited at the same time and just going into it we were like, “We’re just gonna roll with it. And wherever the record takes us, that’s where we’re going to go.” There’s no right or wrong way to make a seventh record. You’ve obviously established yourself well enough if you can make seven records.”
Though they may not believe there is a right or wrong way to make a seventh record, they definitely did something right. WALLS was their first album to hit the coveted No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200. Here’s their latest video:
Watch these fan videos from the tour so you know what to expect when you sing your heart out:
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