Kings of Leon are set to rock SA this month

2011-10-14 00:00

ALTERNATIVE rock band, Kings of Leon, will finally be bringing their world tour to South Africa this month. After having their March dates postponed, the group is scheduled to rock Cape Town Stadium on October 26 and Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium on October 29.

Local acts, Shadow Club, Die Heuwels Fantasties and The Black Hotels, will be opening for Kings of Leon during the concerts presented by Nokia and 5FM.

“Bringing international artists to South Africa has always been a key objective for 5FM,” says station manager Aisha Mohamed, “not only because we try to deliver the best live performances from top artists, but because it provides a valuable opportunity for local bands to perform to large audiences in concert venues.”

Kings of Leon’s highly acclaimed fifth album, Come Around Sundown , became their third consecutive album to debut at number one when it topped the British album charts on release, claiming both the biggest week-one sales of the year and the biggest first-week digital sales along the way.

The album has already registered gold in South Africa on the back of the first single, Radioactive, which soared into the top 10 on 5FM.

“Kings of Leon has been the most-requested band to see live by South Africans for several years now, so 5FM is anticipating them to continue their trend of selling-out stadiums in record time in South Africa as they have done the world over,” said programme manager, Vukile Zondi.

Fans with tickets to the original March tour are advised to hold on to theirs, which will be valid upon presentation at the venues for the October shows. Tickets are also available for purchase from Computicket, and prices range from R215 to R590.

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