Kings Of Leon ‘come home’ at V Festival warm-up

Followill clan pay tribute to UK fans and Glasvegas at Brixton gig

Kings Of Leon “came home” at Brixton Academy in London last night (August 14) as they warmed-up for V Festival.

Playing what will be their smallest UK gig of the year – along with the weekend festival sets (August 16-17), the band have arena tour including shows at the 02 and Wembley Arena in London booked for the end of the year – the Followill clan used the occasion to give single ‘Sex On Fire’ its British debut.

The 2008 Glastonbury headliners barely spoke throughout the set, which mixed songs from their existing three albums and forthcoming record ‘Only By The Night’, though at one point frontman Caleb Followill admitted the UK felt like “home” to his band.

“Thank you very much, we’re Kings Of Leon. How you doing out there, alright?” he asked early on. “It’s good to be back home.”

Proving it was no empty stage sentiment, the singer later told the crowd: “We just played a show in America and we couldn’t wait to get back to America, but it took us one show and we could wait to get back here!”

He then added more emotionally: “We want you guys to know that we know we wouldn’t be where we are without you. You’re the people who stuck with us through it all, and we’ll never forget it.”

Clearly taken with the UK, the band also declared their love for support band and labelmates, Glasvegas who opened the show in confident fashion.

“I’d like to give a special thank you to Glasvegas,” declared Caleb Followill at the climax of the Kings Of Leon‘s set. “I can’t understand what they’re saying and I’m sure they can’t understand what I’m saying, we’ll just have to use the universal language of drunk!”

Kings Of Leon played:


‘Black Thumbnail’

‘Taper Jean Girl’

‘My Party’


‘Molly’s Chambers’

‘Wasted Time’

‘Sex On Fire’

‘King Of The Rodeo’




‘Four Kicks’

‘California Waiting’

‘The Bucket’

‘On Call’


‘Pistol Of Fire’


‘Knocked Up’



‘Slow Night, Slow Long’

The band are now set to play V Festival this weekend (August 16-17). Keep checking NME.COM for the latest news, pictures, videos and blogs live from V Festival all weekend.