Chart-toppers will join James Franco on legendary live TV show

Kings Of Leon are set to perform as the musical guests on this week’s Saturday Night Live TV show in New York City, hosted by actor James Franco.

The highly-coveted slot is a significant one in the Tennessee band’s career, who will release their fourth album, ‘Only By The Night’, next week.

As previously reported, they will play a special intimate show at Webster Hall on September 23, the day the album is released in the US.

The lead single from the album, ‘Sex On Fire’, debuted at Number One in the UK last week.

Meanwhile, the band will hit the road on October 11 with We Are Scientists, The Whigs and The Stills, kicking off the jaunt in Las Vegas.

They will play:

New York, NY Webster Hall (September 23)

Las Vegas, NV The Joint (October 11)

San Diego, CA House of Blues (12)

Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre (15)

San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre (17, 18)

Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre (20)

Portland, OR Schnitzer Hall (21)

Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium (23)

Austin, TX Austin Music Hall (25)

Oklahoma City, OK Bricktown Events Center (26)

Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater (28)

Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom (29)

Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom (31)

Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre (November 1)

St. Louis, MO The Pageant (3)

Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Ballroom (5)

Toronto, ONT Kool Haus (7)

Detroit, MI The Fillmore (8)

Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall (10)

Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre (12)

Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory Ballroom (15)

Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle (18)

Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium (19)

–By our New York staff.

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