Credit: KOL (Facebook)
Currently riding on the crest of a comeback wave, Kings Of Leon ruled London last night (October 18) where for £20 (if you were lucky enough to get your hands on a ticket) in a small(-ish) 620-capacity venue off of Oxford Street, you could have have been as up close and near as dammit personal to the four Followills - brothers Nathan, Caleb and Jared, and cousin Matthew - as the Nashville rockers played a near two-hour set.
The show at 229 The Venue was organised to celebrate the release of the seventh KOL studio album, 'WALLS', which was released last Friday (October 14) and which already looks set to become their first #1 album. The venue's main room was rammed with excited KOL fans (including a clearly loving it Jimmy Page), there to lap up the band's 22-song set that included practically every greatest hit: opening on 'The Bucket', and then powering through 'Mary', 'On Call', 'Fans', 'Molly's Chambers', 'Arizona'; along with six tracks from the new record - ‘Around The World’, 'Eyes On You', 'Find Me', 'Over', 'Reverend', ‘Waste A Moment’ - before ending the three number encore with a smouldering 'Sex On Fire'.
Although obviously enjoying being on stage, frontman Caleb as per usual kept the show rolling with little more banter than a few thank yous and, “It’s good to be here, back home with friends.”
The band return to the UK for an early New Year tour.
19 LEEDS First Direct Arena
20 BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena
24 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Metro Radio Arena
25 LIVERPOOL Echo Arena
27 GLASGOW SSE Hydro
@KingsOfLeon closing out a brilliant night @229thevenue Amazing gig fellas. Great new material, awesome back catolgue! pic.twitter.com/ETFw8OozRG— Andythefireman (@Andythefireman) October 18, 2016