Kings of Leon have announced the second leg of their 2014 tour. The Southern alt-rockers – who released their sixth studio album, Mechanical Bull, in September – will now stay on the road until April.
The second leg, which features indie-rockers Local Natives as an opening act, will kick off on March 19th with a show at the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, Arizona. The tour will run through the U.S. and Canada (including stops in Saskatoon, Edmonton and Calgary) before winding down with a gig at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 11th. Tickets for most shows will go on sale starting Friday, December 13th at the Live Nation website. Additional dates will be announced.
Kings of Leon will also hit the TV promotional circuit later this month. On December 14th, they'll serve as musical guests on Saturday Night Live, and they'll appear on Ellen on December 16th.
The band has been in a healthy state this year, reenergized after a break following their infamous meltdown in 2011. "It was how we sounded when we started playing as a band, excited to plug in," drummer Nathan Followill told Rolling Stone of their latest LP.
Kings of Leon's new tour dates:
3/19 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
3/21 21 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum Presented by Chase
3/25 San Jose, CA – SAP Center
3/27 Portland, OR – Moda Center
3/30 Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
4/01 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
4/02 Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
4/04 Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre
4/08 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
4/10 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
4/11 New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Arena