Kings of Leon announces first US tour dates following Grammy wins

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American rock band Kings of Leon is set to head out on a 31-date North American trek on June 5, announced the band's website on March 15. Fresh off of three 2010 Grammy wins, the band will begin its major-venue tour in Atlantic City, New Jersey, then make its way around the country through September 23.

Kings of Leon will be touring in support of its 2008 Only By the Night, which peaked in the top ten in ten countries, went platinum in the US, and was the best-selling album of the year in Australia and in the US iTunes Store. "Sex on Fire and "Use Somebody" from that album earned the band Grammy Awards in both 2009 and 2010.

The band's other previously scheduled tour dates include June and August performances in the UK and a headlining performance in June at the Bonnaroo Festival in Tennesee.

North American tour dates:

June
5: Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Hotel
6: Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8: Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain

July
9: Chula Vista, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
10: Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Wireless Pavilion
12: Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
14: Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
17: Quincy, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre
19: Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
20: Englewood, CO - Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
23: Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
24: Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
26: Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
28: Toronto, Ontario - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
30: Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
31: Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre

August
3: Hartford, CT - Comcast Theatre
5: Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
7: Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live

September
3: Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center
4: Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
7: Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
8: Hershey, PA - Hersheypark Stadium & Star Pavilion
10: Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
11: Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
13: Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
17: West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
18: Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre
20: Pelham, AL - Verizon Wireless Center Birmingham
22: The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
23: Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center


Tickets for most shows go on sale March 19 and 20. For more information, visit kingsofleon.com.

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