Kings Of Leon hit high on Billboard chart

Third album is their biggest debut so far

Kings Of Leon’s third album ‘Because Of The Times’ has earned the band their most successful first week sales in the US so far.

Hitting the Billboard charts at number 25, and with sales in excess of 40,000 copies, the Nashville band are one step closer to superstardom in the US.

Despite their popularity in the UK, where ‘Because Of The Times’ is the Number One album this week, the band have yet to repeat that success at home.

However, with each tour selling out larger venues than before, frontman Caleb Followill is excited to hit the road in the US, where the itinerary includes a date at New York’s Roseland Ballroom.

Speaking to NME.COM, Followill revealed the band have always felt welcome in the Big Apple.

He said: “We were scared to death when we were first starting out at the thought of playing New York because we knew we were definitely different from a lot of music there, but they embraced it.

“The thing with New York is if you’re going to do something they want you to do it full on, and all out. I mean when we got there it didn’t matter that we sounded country or looked funny, they applauded us for it.”

They will play:

Indio, CA Coachella Festival (April 28)

Seattle, WA Moore Theater (May 2)

Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom (3)

Denver, CO Ogden (5)

Kansas City, MO Voodoo Lounge @ Harrah’s (6)

Tulsa, OK Cains (7)

Austin, TX Stubbs (9)

New Orleans, LA House of Blues (11)

Houston, TX Warehouse Live (12)

Dallas, TX House of Blues (13)

Indianapolis, IN Vogue (15)

Milwaukee, WI Rave (17)

Minneapolis, MN First Ave (18)

Chicago, IL Riviera (19)

Louisville, KY Headliners (21)

Cleveland, OH House of Blues (22)

Cincinnati, OH Bogarts (24)

St. Louis, MO Pageant (25)

Atlanta, GA Tabernacle (June 1)

Asheville, NC Orange Peel (2)

New York, NY Roseland (5)

Boston, MA Avalon (6)

Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory (7)

Toronto, ONT Kool Haus (12)

Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall (13)

Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (15)

–By our New York staff.

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