Kings Of Leon drummer Nathan Followill has underlined the band’s confidence in their new material, saying they would happily play the whole album live if they could.
Speaking to Billboard.com, Followill revealed they may introduce some as-yet-unheard new songs to their audience when they tour the US next month. “If it was up to us we’d play every one of them, the whole record, every night,” he said. “I’m sure on a night when we’re all feeling cheeky, we’ll throw some other new ones in there. If we were to go out there and play a concert and not play new music, it would feel like we had our hands tied. I think we would be bored with the show.”
Later, frontman Caleb Followill also spoke of the apprehension the group are feeling as they prepare to release the new album, following the legions of new fans they gained after the release of the hugely successful ‘Only By The Night‘ in 2008. “We didn’t want to go back out there and give ‘em the ‘Only by the Night‘ tour, part two,” he explained. “It’s inspiring to be able to go out there and play new songs. Not only are you testing the songs out on the crowd, but we have that, ‘Oh, shit!’ moment when we’re looking at each other. Are they gonna like this? Are they gonna sit down because it’s not ‘Use Somebody‘?”
In addition to the US tour, Kings Of Leon will return to the UK to headline the V Festival alongside Kasabian at the end of August.