October 24, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA) - Kings Of Leon announced today the first leg of their American tour in support of their recently released new album, Mechanical Bull. The band will kick off the 2014 MECHANICAL BULL TOUR on February 5, 2014 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA. Produced by Live Nation and presented by Klipsch Audio, the tour will feature opener Gary Clark, Jr. on this first leg. Tickets for the general public go on sale starting Friday, November 1 at www.livenation.com. American Express® Cardmembers will have an opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public.
The 2014 MECHANICAL BULL TOUR is in support of Kings of Leon’s 6th album, Mechanical Bull, which was released on September 24 on RCA Records and debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. The album also bowed at #1 on the Rock and Alternative Album charts and #2 on the Digital chart. It debuted at #1 in the UK, which makes it the fourth consecutive Kings of Leon record to do so.
The album has been hailed by music critics worldwide, with the NY Times saying that with Mechanical Bull, “anthemic is the goal and anthemic is the end result,” and Entertainment Weekly claiming the album finds the band “recapturing the white-lightning-in-a-bottle spark.” The NY Daily News awarded the album five stars out of five, hailing that it “boasts the most clear-eyed performances, finest writing and sharpest focus of KOL’s career.” Rolling Stone said the new songs “quake with soul, country and gospel history,” and MTV claimed the album is “the Kings at their most powerful and complete.” SPIN called Mechanical Bull the band’s “most seasoned” album and said that Kings of Leon are at “the peak of their skill.”
Klipsch Audio, a leading global speaker and headphone manufacturer, announced recently that it is the title sponsor of the 2014 MECHANICAL BULL TOUR and that the company has formed a strategic partnership with the band in support of both the album and tour. With Kings of Leon, Klipsch found synergies in their Southern roots and a willingness to invest in bringing the emotion of the live music experience to listeners around the world through their premium products.
KLIPSCH AUDIO PRESENTS THE KINGS OF LEON 2014 MECHANICAL BULL TOUR DATES
All dates below subject to change.
All shows on sale November 1 unless otherwise noted.
February 5 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
February 7 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
February 9 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center (on sale Nov 2)
February 11 Auburn, MI The Palace At Auburn Hills
February 14 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
February 15 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena (on sale Nov 2)
February 18 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center (on sale Nov 2)
February 19 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
February 21 Washington DC Verizon Center
February 23 London, ON Budweiser Gardens (on sale Nov 2)
February 24 Montreal, QC Bell Centre (on sale Nov 2)
February 26 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre (on sale Nov 2)
February 28 Boston, MA TD Garden
March 5 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
March 6 Minneapolis, MN Target Center (on sale Nov 2)
March 8 Chicago, IL United Center (on sale Nov 2)
*Additional dates to be announced.
For additional tour and ticket information visit www.kingsofleon.com and www.livenation.com.
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