Band play intimate venue for Radio 1 show

Kings Of Leon showcased a series of tracks from their new album ‘Come Around Sundown’ last night (October 27) during a secret gig in London.

The band played a special intimate concert entitled ‘BBC Radio 1 Presents… Kings Of Leon’ at the Rivoli Ballroom. Highlights from the show will be broadcast on the station from 8pm (BST) this evening (28).

Performing against a backdrop of hanging chandeliers, red lamps and flowers, the Followills played seven tracks from their latest record, including hit single ‘Radioactive’.

The band had a few teething problems early on as they struggled to kick off new track ‘Mary’ with singer Caleb Followill later telling the crowd: “We are doing some songs we have never played before and we are playing some songs we haven’t played in a long time, so bare with us.”

The fans-only gig was their first in the UK since their chart-topping fifth studio album was released last week.

“We just flew in yesterday so we are pretty jet-lagged,” Caleb later declared before they launched into ‘Pyro’. “The only way I know how to fight it is to get drunk.”

The singer then teased the crowd before kicking off ‘Sex On Fire’ as he revealed: “We don’t get to play venues like this very often. It was freezing cold earlier but I don’t know why I’m wearing a sweater now because it’s hot as hell in here. Want me to take it off? You first.”

With ‘Use Somebody’ following shortly afterwards, the band wrapped up the show with ‘Black Thumbnail’, with Caleb declaring: “You guys have been wonderful, thank you for coming all this way. God bless you, we are Kings Of Leon.”

They played:

‘Radioactive’
‘Taper Jean Girl’
‘Mary’
‘The End’
‘Back Down South’
‘Crawl’
‘Pickup Truck’
‘Pyro’
‘Sex On Fire’
‘The Immortals’
‘Closer’
‘Use Somebody’
‘Black Thumbnail’