Drummer Nathan Followill hails the band's O2 Arena shows
Kings Of Leon drummer Nathan Followill has hailed the band’s recent double header at London’s O2 Arena admitting the gigs will be “tough to beat”.
The sticksman took to Twitter to express his delight following their comeback shows in the capital. He wrote: “London, 2 words. Fuck Yes! Hell of a way to start a tour. Gonna be tough to beat. Thanks for the love. See you soon. Beer me.”
The band showcased two new songs during the gigs from their forthcoming sixth album ‘Mechanical Bull’, including ‘Supersoaker’ and ‘It Don’t Matter’. Kings Of Leon recently opened up about the album, explaining that it would be released on September 24 and that the title was inspired by John Travolta.
Nathan Followill also revealed the more back-to-basics nature of the release, explaining that the band’s sixth offering would hark back more to their earlier albums. “[The fans] like the energetic direction they’re going in,” he explained of people’s reaction to ‘It Don’t Matter’ and ‘Supersoaker’, “which is like our earlier stuff. Going into this record we knew we wanted to have fun and make songs that are fun to play on stage. We challenged ourselves quite a bit. I think it was very hard for Jared to have to dumb down his bass playing on some of these songs, but it fits the songs… there are some songs where I don’t even hit a cymbal.”
Kings of Leon will continue their UK tour with two more dates in Manchester on June 24 and 25 before finishing up at Birmingham’s LG Arena on July 9 and 10.