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Kings of Leon Announce 2014 Tour

Tickets for most shows go on sale November 1st

Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon performs in Chelmsford, England.
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October 24, 2013 4:50 PM ET

Kings of Leon will embark on the first leg of their North American tour supporting their latest album, Mechanical Bull, in Atlanta on February 5th. Gary Clark, Jr. will open for the first leg, and tickets will go on sale on November 1st, with the exception of a few dates marked below. The band will announce more dates in the future.

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In an interview with Rolling Stone before the album came out in September, the group's drummer, Nathan Followill, said that following a meltdown, the band had regrouped and were sounding better than ever. "It was how we sounded when we started playing as a band, excited to plug in," he said.

The group has gotten used to playing together live again, too, following the release of the album. They played the Mechanical Bull tracks "Temple" on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and "Beautiful War," as well as a cover of Robyn's "Dancing on My Own," on BBC1. And they played what frontman Caleb Followill called, "one of my favorite shows in a long time" at Chicago's House of Blues in early October. The group's next scheduled concert is an appearance at the Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas on October 26th.

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The full list of tour dates that Kings of Leon have announced for 2014 so far is below.

02/05 Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
02/07 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
02/09 Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center (on sale November 2)
02/11 Auburn, MI – The Palace Of Auburn Hills
02/14 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
02/15 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena (on sale November 2)
02/18 Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center (on sale November 2)
02/19 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
02/21 Washington DC – Verizon Center
02/23 London, ON – Budweiser Gardens (on sale November 2)
02/24 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre (on sale November 2)
02/26 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre (on sale November 2)
02/28 Boston, MA – TD Garden
03/05 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
03/06 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center (on sale November 2)
03/08 Chicago, IL – United Center (on sale November 2)

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