Confirmed: Kings of Leon in SA

2010-12-06 12:10

US rock band Kings of Leon will perform in South Africa next March,

it was announced today.

“Kings of Leon have announced details of two huge headline stadium

shows for South Africa in 2011 that will see the band perform in Johannesburg

and Cape Town during March next year.

“The tour, presented by Nokia and 5FM, is scheduled for Cape Town

Stadium and FNB Stadium,” Nokia and 5FM said in a joint statement.

The Cape Town concert will take place on March 24, the Johannesburg

concert on March 27.

Tickets, costing between R215 and R590, are available at


“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,” 5FM programme manager Vukile Zondi said.

The band, consisting of brothers Anthony Caleb Followill (lead

vocals, rhythm guitar), Ivan Nathan Followill (drums, percussion, backing

vocals) and Michael Jared Followill (bass, backing vocals), and their cousin

Cameron Matthew Followill (lead guitar, backing vocals), has been nominated for

two Grammy awards. Their fifth album, Come Around Sundown, has achieved Gold

status in South Africa.

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