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Kings of Leon Unveil North American Tour

Who? Bible-thumping sons-of-a-preacher — plus their cousin — who formed Kings of Leon early this decade, debuting with Youth and Young Manhood in 2003 before garnering praise aplenty with their breakout set, Aha Shake Heartbreak.

What? A 24-date tour behind the Kings of Leon’s upcoming fourth record, Only By the Night (download the first album leak here!), set to kick off in New York with an album-welcoming gig at Webster Hall Sept. 23, featuring the Whigs as the opening act. From there — with the Whigs, the Stills, and We Are Scientists warming the stage on select dates — the quartet will unroll the outing proper-like Oct. 11 in Las Vegas and hit cities nationwide before concluding with hometown show in Nashville Nov. 19.

Should I Go? Yes. Only By The Night is shaping up to be a kick-ass record, as foretold by the crunchy, forward-driven rock of first album leak “Crawl.” And the Followills always put on a good show, strutting through their riff-centric rock’n’roll with ease.

Kings of Leon tour dates:

9/23, New York, NY (Webster Hall)*
10/11, Las Vegas, NV (The Joint) #
10/12, San Diego, CA (House of Blues) #
10/15, Los Angeles, CA (Nokia Theatre) #
10/17, San Francisco, CA (Warfield Theatre) #
10/18, San Francisco, CA (Warfield Theatre) #
10/20, Seattle, WA (Paramount Theatre) #
10/21, Portland, OR (Schnitzer Hall) #
10/23, Denver, CO (The Fillmore Auditorium) #
10/25, Austin, TX (Austin Music Hall) #
10/26, Oklahoma City, OK (Bricktown Events Center) #
10/28, Houston, TX (Verizon Wireless Theater) #
10/29, Dallas, TX (Palladium Ballroom) #
10/31, Chicago, IL (Aragon Ballroom) #
11/1, Minneapolis, MN (Orpheum Theatre) $
11/3, St. Louis, MO (The Pageant) $
11/5, Milwaukee, WI (The Eagles Ballroom) $
11/7, Toronto, Ontario (Kool Haus) $
11/8, Detroit, MI (The Fillmore) $
11/10, Washington, DC (DAR Constitution Hall) $
11/12, Boston, MA (Orpheum Theatre) $
11/15, Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory Ballroom) $
11/18, Atlanta, GA (The Tabernacle) $
11/19, Nashville, TN (Nashville Municipal Auditorium) $

(* w/ the Whigs)
(# w/ the Stills and We Are Scientists)
($ w/ the Whigs and We Are Scientists)