Kings of Leon announce big NYC & NJ shows & other dates
"When are you gonna post about The Kings Of Leon shows?" - Anonymous
"kings of Leon a band best known for their haircuts and getting pooped in their mouths and then walking out on their audience- there, how's that for a post" - Anonymous 2
my eye! (Kings of Leon @ Outside Lands) (more by Vincent Cornelli)
"Pooping pigeons forced the Kings of Leon to abandon their St. Louis, Missouri, concert after just three songs [on a Friday night in July], the rock band's management said [the next day].
An infestation of the birds in the rafters of the Verizon Amphitheatre bombarded the musicians as soon as they took the stage, according to Andy Mendelsohn of Vector Management.
"Jared (Followill) was hit several times during the first two songs," Mendelsohn said of the band's bassist." [CNN]
Fine! Kings of Leon have a new album called Come Around Sundown coming out on October 19th, and since the band is huge, they will be supporting that album with three huge east coast shows a month later. And those are:
11/14 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
11/16 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
11/18 - East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center
Tickets for the Live Nation-produced MSG show will go on general sale Saturday, October 2nd at 10am. Tickets for the Bowery Presents-produced NJ show go on sale at the same time. Both shows cost $59.50, and open their doors at 6:30pm.
The MSG show also lists a Fan Club Ticketmaster-based presale beginning Thursday at 10am. I assume the NJ show will have the same.
I also assume that more dates will be announced, both in NYC and NJ (if these do well), and elsewhere in the United States. But for now the only other dates are overseas.
UPDATE: It is worth noting that Kings of Leon went back to St. Louis this past weekend and played a free show to make up for the pigeon fiasco. I didn't realize that when I first posted.
All dates, with video from the pigeon poop show, below...
Kings of Leon - 2010 Tour Dates
2010/10/10 - Sao Paolo, Brazil - SWU Festival
2010/11/14 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
2010/11/16 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
2010/11/18 - East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center
2010/11/29 - Antwerp, Belgium - Sportspalais
2010/12/01 - Madrid, Spain - Palacio Vistalegre
2010/12/03 - Bologna, Italy - Futurshow Station
2010/12/04 - Vienna, Austria - Stadthalle
2010/12/06 - Munich, Munich - Olympiahalle
2010/12/08 - Hamburg, Hamburg - O2 World
2010/12/09 - Frankfurt, Germany - Festhalle
2010/12/13 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Evening News Arena
2010/12/14 - Sheffield, UK - Sheffield Arena
2010/12/16 - Birmingham, UK - NIA
2010/12/17 - Birmingham, UK - NIA
2010/12/19 - Sheffield, UK - Sheffield Arena
2010/12/21 - London, UK - O2 Arena