Kings Of Leon have been added to the iTunes festival as its 2013 line-up continues to take shape.
Kings Of Leon drummer Nathan Followill has said the quartet purposefully concentrated on songs which will be ‘fun’ to play live during the recording of their forthcoming ‘Mechanical Bull‘ album.
Kings Of Leon handed a live debut to another brand new track during their appearance at the Governor’s Ball in New York during the weekend.
Kings Of Leon unveiled the brand new track ‘Always The Same‘ during their gig at the Bottle Rock Music & Arts festival in Napa Valley, California last weekend. You can watch an audience recording of the performance below.
“It just shows the natural link between music and social activism to create change,” Hugh Evans, chief executive of the Global Poverty Project, tells Rolling Stone.
Evans, along with Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis, has enlisted the likes of Foo Fighters, Bruce Springsteen, The Vaccines and Kings Of Leon in a new initiative which will offer music fans free gig tickets in return for taking part in various pursuits linked to political activism.
Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park will play host to King of Leon’s only Scottish show this year – the outdoor event is scheduled for August 15. Eminem is the other concert currently announced to be part of the Glasgow Summer Sessions taking place at the Park.
Jared Followill has told NME that the band’s new album is completed and and is currently being sequenced. He expects the band’s sixth studio effort to be available in September.
The KOL bassist explained : “I thought we were going to make a really mature album but I’m amazed how youthful it sounds. It’s like a mix of ‘Youth & Young Manhood‘ and ‘Because Of The Times‘.”
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