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Kings of Leon "Stoked" To Hit the Road on Huge Summer Tour

March 15, 2010 5:43 PM ET

In addition to headlining Bonnaroo for the first time, Kings of Leon will hit the road this summer for a tour of mostly outdoor amphitheaters and sheds. The Followill boys will kick off a 31-date trek on June 5th in Atlantic City, New Jersey, before crossing the country to perform in most American cities ranging from San Diego and Phoenix to Hartford, Connecticut, and Pittsburgh. The tour wraps up on September 23rd in Dallas; tickets go on sale this Friday and Saturday. "We are stoked to get back on the road," Nathan Followill tells Rolling Stone. "We've had a little break and are starting to get that itch. It will be cool to see if we can sneak in some new shit to see if the kids dig it. Late April the next musical adventure begins."

Check out photos from Kings of Leon's family album.

Expect demand for tickets to be high and the crowds to swell at these shows. The Kings just picked up three Grammy wins including Record of the Year for their monster hit "Use Somebody." And their latest album Only by the Night was also certified as iTunes' top-selling album of last year, beating out Lady Gaga's The Fame and Taylor Swift's Fearless. See the full itinerary after the jump.

Thirteen things you didn't know about Kings of Leon.

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

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