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Kings of Leon Plan Summer Tour


Nashville, TN, rockers Kings of Leon had a banner 2009 — they scored SPIN’s Band of the Year award and won three Grammys, including Record of the Year for their hit “Use Somebody.” So, how will the Followill boys celebrate? Simple: Road trip, bro.

In continued support of their latest album, Only by the Night, the quartet have just announced a 32-date North American tour, set to kick off June 5 in Atlantic City, NJ. The outing will span the entire summer, hitting outdoor arenas from rural Washington State to San Diego, Detroit to West Palm Beach, before closing out September 23 in Dallas. Along the way the boys will make a pit stop near home to headline Manchester, TN’s Bonnaroo Fest.

Kings of Leon — who recently launched their own fashion line — are currently writing music for an upcoming album. “The new stuff is all over the place,” drummer Nathan Followill said in a recent interview. “There’s stuff that sounds like Radiohead. There’s stuff that sounds like Thin Lizzy. There’s stuff that sounds like the Band. We’re pretty much to the point now where… [we can] try stuff we would’ve been scared to death to try on the first couple of records.”

Can’t wait to catch the Kings live? Sate your jones with behind-the-scenes footage of frontman Caleb Followill at his SPIN cover shoot.

Kings of Leon tour dates:
6/5, Atlantic City, NJ (Borgata Event Center)
6/6, Saratoga, NY (Saratoga Performing Arts Center)
6/8, Scranton, PA (Toyota Pavillion at Montage Stage)
7/9, San Diego, CA (Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre)
7/10, Phoenix, AZ (Cricket Wireless Pavilion)
7/12, Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood Bowl)
7/14, Irvine, CA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
7/17, George, WA (The Gorge Amphitheatre)
7/19, Salt Lake City, UT (USANA Amphitheatre)
7/20, Denver, CO (Comfort Dental Amphitheatre)
7/23, St. Louis, MO (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
7/24, Chicago, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
7/26, Cleveland, OH (Blossom Music Center)
7/28, Toronto, Ontario (Molson Canadian Amphitheatre)
7/30, Darien Center, NY (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center)
7/31, Detroit, MI (DTE Energy Music Center)
8/3, Hartford, CT (Comcast Theatre)
8/5, Camden, NJ (Susquehana Bank Amphitheatre)
8/7, Bristow, VA (Jiffy Lube Live)
9/3, Indianapolis, IN (Verizon Wireless Music Center)
9/4, Cincinnati, OH (Riverbend Music Center)
9/7, Pittsburgh, PA (First Niagara Pavilion)
9/8, Hershey, PA (Hershey Park StadiumStar Pavilion)
9/10, Charlotte, NC (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
9/11, Virginia Beach, VA (Virginia Beach Amphitheatre)
9/13, Raleigh, NC (Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre)
9/17, West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre)
9/18, Tampa, FL (Ford Amphitheatre)
9/20, Birmingham, AL (Verizon Wireless Music Center)
9/22, Houston, TX (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
9/23, Dallas, TX (