KINGS OF LEON
The 2013 MTV EMA’s proved to be an out of this world night full of awesome, gif-worthy moments, killer performances, and cheery celebs. Redfoo kept the space party pumping all night as the show’s host. He stripped off his suit and slipped into his most comfortable attire (a shiny, tiny speedo), and later in the show managed to stage dive into the crowd. Miley lit up a joint on stage. Will Ferrell made an appearance as the infamous Ron Burgundy and provided laughs and awkward backstage interviews with celebrities. Eminem took home the Global Icon Award and reminded us why he is a “rap god.” But the performances are what really made the night an unforgettable one.
The artists expected to perform at this event are, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Alicia Keys, and Kings of Leon. With world leaders gathering at the United Nations General Assembly in New York very soon, these famous recording artists hope to utilize this concert in hopes of pressuring politicians into reconsidering their stance on world poverty. Although tickets for this concert are free, they must be earned through the Global Festival website by taking online "action" through a variety of mediums. The four main themes behind this festival are education, women’s equality, global health, and global partnerships. By signing petitions, sending letters to politicians, or simply watching videos, people will be able to earn their tickets by learning more about one of these four themes. Eligibility to obtain tickets through Ticketmaster will be announced throughout the summer.
John Mayer has said, "What the Global Poverty Project and its Global Citizen movement have accomplished in just five years is really inspiring," and "I’m excited to be part of this year’s program, alongside musicians I admire and working to end extreme poverty within a generation." Alicia Keys also expressed her confidence in Global Poverty's cause by saying, "The number of people around the world living in extreme poverty is staggering. They are humanity’s most vulnerable, and as global citizens, we must work to be their voice so that they can live with the same human rights we are privileged to have."
The Kings of Leon reputation has been put on the line.
After cancelling a number of shows this year for reasons ranging from bird poop to workout-related injuries to non-lethal fires, Kings of Leon is now giving fans another reason to question whether these guys are actually rock stars or just divas in leather jackets.
Had a good time at Coachella this year? Or were you shunned at the door (or your computer interface) because there wasn't enough space? Better yet, did you fork over five to six hundred dollars to some secondary website for a 3-day pass?
If you answered, 'Yes', to any of these questions than you'll be excited for what Goldenvoice and the festivals founder/producer, Paul Tollett, have in store for you.
On May 12, Caleb became the third member of Kings Of Leon to tie the knot to his girlfriend of four years, Lily Aldridge. The couple met at Coachella in 2007, when Kings Of Leon performed at the festival for the first time, with the front man finally popping the question in Fall 2010.
The ceremony took place in Montecito, CA with an extra daytime reception being held in Malibu the Saturday after. Lily wore a strapless Vera Wang dress whilst Caleb went for a classic Gucci suit.
The actual wedding date came as somewhat of a surprise for Caleb, with the rock-country crooner saying that he had idea when it was taking place, "You'll have to ask Lily about the wedding date. She won't tell me. I think it's somewhere between May 10 and May 20, but she won't tell me because I have a big mouth!"
Kings of Leon have announced the 29 day tour throughout the United States.
The band's planned tour dates in South Africa and Australian were foiled when drummer Nathan Followill had surgery to repair a torn labrum and bicep.
The Kings of Leon announced performed at Coachella and are going to tour in Europe in May.
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Kings of Leon are currently at the top of their game. The group are five albums deep, with continuous sell-out performances and a hoard of dedicated fans that worship the ground they walk on. More recently, however, there have been less than favorable reports surrounding the group due to the absurd Glee debacle, along with a series of web forums that seem intent on picking them apart for simply for being successful.
Talihina Sky: The Story Of Kings Of Leon is debuting at the right time. Exposing their humble upbringing it seeks to remind critics that the band were not always the super successful rock group that they are today. The documentary shows an array of home footage collected over a several year span that follows the band from their modest beginnings in a small hick town in Oklahoma, right through to their present day success.
'”If you leave you can never come back.”
Caleb says these words of their father still haunts him and his brothers till this day. However the Followill brothers - and one cousin, Matthew - of Kings of Leon knew, that the choice to leave the church to pursue a music career laid solely on their shoulders. Like the saying be careful what you wish for warns; Caleb, Nathan, Jared and Matthew got exceedingly and abundantly more than their hearts could imagine. The tradeoff, a critical reception and warning of eternal damnation from their father.
Over 100,000 pairs of dusty feet trampled through the Californian desert this weekend for the twelfth annual Coachella Music and Arts festival at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, CA. The sun shone brightly on the event as the temperatures reached the high nineties, with excited attendees showing their dedication for the frivolities by braving the baking heat over the course of the weekend.
Recently receiving international acclaim from the press, Coachella was host to a vast array of nationalities and personalities. A large proportion of Brits and Aussies flew in, while Hollywood actors Danny DeVito, Lindsay Lohan, Leonardo DiCaprio and Ashley Greene were all caught dancing along at some point. Sightings of Kelly Osbourne, Katy Perry and Paris Hilton were also recorded. R&B star, Rihanna, was in attendance, accompanied by a huge entourage of bodyguards and was quoted saying Arcade Fire "blew my fucking mind" after she saw them headline on the second day of the event.
Released this morning, the trailer for Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon previews the familial and religious origins of the band's four Nashville-native members - brothers Caleb, Nathan, and Jared Followill and cousin Matthew Followill - as depicted by the film's director Stephen C. Mitchell.
The documentary follows the Followills' progressive rise to rock 'n' roll fame and their recent, somewhat volatile social position in the media. Including tour footage, southern imagery, interviews with the brothers' parents and the band members themselves, and childhood home videos, Talihina Sky (referring to the town Talihina in Oaklahoma) focuses on the Followills' youth as Christian boys in Tennessee. The film examines how their early years influenced, and continue to influence, their current status as a mainstream rock band.