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Kings Show Off "Manhood"

Southern rockers plan first headlining tour

August 19, 2003 12:00 AM ET

Kings of Leon will tour this fall to support their debut album, Youth and Young Manhood, released last month. The dates start September 4th in Philadelphia, less than two weeks after the band wraps Lollapalooza August 24th in Saint Helens, Oregon.

The tour, now confirmed through an October 4th show in Denver, is the Followill boys' -- Nathan, Caleb, Jared and Matthew -- first full-scale headlining outing in the U.S., though they've already done Japan right. "Fans there were great," singer Caleb Followill told Rolling Stone. "We can't wait to go back to our favorite strip bar in Tokyo."

Kings of Leon tour dates:

9/4: Philadelphia, Theater of Living Arts
9/5: University Park, PA, Penn State University
9/6: Rochester, NY, Water Street
9/8: Toronto, Lee's Palace
9/10: New York, Bowery Ballroom
9/11: Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
9/12: Boston, Axis
9/15: Pittsburgh, Rosebud
9/16: Louisville, Headliners
9/17: Nashville, Exit/In
9/19: Dallas, Gypsy Tea Room
9/21: Austin City, TX, Zilker Park
9/23: Phoenix, Bash on Ash
9/24: Los Angeles, Troubadour
9/26: San Diego, The Scene
9/27: San Francisco, Slim's
9/29: Seattle, Graceland
9/30: Vancouver, Richards on Richards
10/2: Chicago, Double Door
10/3: Salt Lake City, Zephyr
10/4: Denver, Cervantes

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