From the small clubs of Nashville to London’s biggest arenas, Kings of Leon have established themselves as one of the biggest modern rock acts of the 21st century.
Now, as they prepare for their first live outings in more than a year, RCA/Legacy will issue The Collection, the definitive KoL compendium featuring all of their studio albums and the Live at the O2 London DVD in one package.
The Oklahoma-based family band have earned critical raves from the beginning. Debut album Youth and Young Manhood (2003), which deftly combined Southern-fried boogie with a helping of garage-rock stomp, was named one of the top 10 albums of the year by Rolling Stone and NME. Follow-ups Aha Shake Heartbreak (2005) and Because of the Times (2007) continued to build KoL’s enthusiastic fan base and critical cachet.
But it was 2008’s Only by the Night that fully established Kings of Leon’s place in the modern rock canon. Loaded with some of their most urgent tunes to date, including “Sex on Fire” and “Notion,” Only by the Night also turned out a worldwide smash in the anthemic “Use Somebody,” which won the band three Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, in 2009. The stage was set for 2010’s hard-driving Come Around Sundown, their most recent studio effort, to take audiences by storm thanks to fiery cuts like “Radioactive” and “Pyro.”
The Collection brings together, in one custom collectible box, all five KoL albums as well as 2009’s Live at The O2 London, England DVD.
Kings of Leon will be on Tour in the UK:
• O2 Arena, London on the 12th and 13th June 2013
• MEN Arena, Manchester on the 24th and 25th of June 2013
• LG Arena, Birmingham on the 9th and 10th of July 2013.
Released May 13th
5 Albums & 1 DVD in One Collectors Box
‘Youth and Young Manhood’ (2003), ‘Aha Shake Heartbreak’ (2004), ‘Because of the Times’ (2007), ‘Only By The Night’ (2008), ‘Come Around Sundown’ (2010) & ‘Live at The O2 London’ (DVD, 2009)