LAST CONCERT IN ATLANTA 2008: Kings of Leon rock The Tabernacle (w/We Are Scientists, The Whigs)(AJC.com)(11-18-08)
Nashville alternative rockers Kings of Leon jumped from selling out the Tabernacle in November, 2008, to selling out in advance cavernous Philips Arena Friday night. White Lies opened the show.
From Wiki: Kings of Leon is an American rock band, that formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 1999, consisting of brothers Anthony “Caleb” Followill (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Ivan “Nathan” Followill (drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Michael “Jared” Followill (bass guitar, backing vocals), with their cousin Cameron “Matthew” Followill (lead guitar, backing vocals). Each member of the family group is known by their second name as opposed to their first name.
The band’s early music was an upbeat blend of southern rock and garage rock influences but the band has gradually expanded their sound to include a variety of genres.
Kings of Leon achieved initial success in the United Kingdom with nine Top 40 singles and also winning two brit awards in 2008. and all three of the band’s albums at the time peaking in the top five of the UK Albums Chart, with Because of the Times reaching number one. After the release of Only by the Night in 2008 they finally achieved chart success in their native United States. The singles “Sex on Fire”, “Use Somebody” and “Notion” peaked at number one on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks, while the album itself was their first ever platinum-selling album in the US.
WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE CONCERT? DOES KOL’s MUSIC TRANSLATE WELL IN A BIG ARENA SETTING?
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