Kings of Leon expanded their 2017 North American tour, adding 25 new dates. The trek's second leg, promoting the band's recent LP, Walls, will launch April 28th in Chula Vista, California and wind down August 26th in Quincy, Washington.
Acclaimed indie-rock act Deerhunter will open the April and May dates, and folk-R&B singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff will join the July and August shows. General on-sale tickets will be available for most cities beginning Saturday, February 4th.
Kings of Leon released Walls, their seventh album, in October. It became their first Number One LP in the U.S., topping the Billboard 200. But as drummer Nathan Followill explained to Rolling Stone, the band didn't strain for massive sales during the writing process.
"We learned our lesson early on after our really big record [2008's Only By the Night and its hit "Use Somebody"]," he said. "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."
Kings of Leon Walls Tour
April 28 - Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
April 29 - Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
May 2 - The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 4 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
May 7 - New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
May 9 - Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater
May 11 - Atlanta, GA @ Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood
May 17 - Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
May 19 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
May 20 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 26 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 28 - Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
July 29 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
Aug 1 - Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug 2 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Aug 5 - Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater - Syracuse
Aug 6 - Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Aug 9 - Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
Aug 11 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Aug 14 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug 16 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Aug 18 - Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
Aug 19 - Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
Aug 24 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug 26 - Quincy, WA @ The Gorge Amphitheatre