Review: Kings of Leon rock an ideal summer night – New York News






SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> Kings of Leon kicked off its summer U.S. tour at SPAC on Wednesday evening, and the Nashville band didn’t disappoint.

SPAC was packed, as Kings of Leon’s official website listed the show as sold out a day or two before.

Featuring brothers Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill and Jared Followill, along with their cousin Matthew Followill, Kings of Leon played their hits as well as a heavy dosage of their latest numbers off their album WALLS, which was released in October.

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats kicked things off on an absolute perfect night, bringing fans to their feet early in the set. The folk/soul/ gospel variety band was a joy to hear live. The Denver-based Rateliff, rocking a tambourine, sure knows how to bring the energy. The Night Sweats ended the set with its most popular song “S.O.B,” which peaked at No. 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It’s a perfect song to hear live, making it nearly impossible not to tap your feet along.


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Kings of Leon started its set around 8:40 p.m., and they rarely spoke during the show. Caleb said a few words following the band’s third song about how excited the band was to be in Saratoga Springs again. According to Bands In Town, Kings of Leon last played at SPAC on August 10, 2014. Kings of Leon don’t just play music. It’s much more than that. It’s an entire experience with visuals, lights and theatrics throughout. The band played heavily in Europe of the last two months, but Wednesday night was the first show in nearly three weeks, and they…

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