Last night (30 June) Kings Of Leon played the biggest headline gig of their career so far.
60,000 people witnessed the Followills air three new songs, (working titles: ‘Southbound’, ‘Immortal’ and ‘Radioactive’), as well as a cover of Pixies’ Where Is My Mind’, at London’s Hyde Park.
It’s a mark of how utterly ‘Only By The Night’ has changed their fortunes that Kings Of Leon now seem perfectly at home on stages this vast – though it was notable that the crowd got an awful lot louder whenever they played songs from that album, suggesting a good proportion of their fanbase these days are fairly recent converts.
We’ll be bringing you a full review in the next issue of NME, on sale Wednesday (July 7). In the meantime, what did you make of it?