On Saturday, September 18, Kings of Leon will make their fourth appearance in the Tampa Bay area at the 1-800 Ask Gary Amphitheatre (formerly known as Ford Amp). Over the years, they've shared the stage with just about every artist you could imagine — U2, Bob Dylan, Bjork, Metallica, The Offspring, and M.I.A., among many others. This tour around, they're bringing along The Black Keys and The Whigs to provide support.
Since their formation in 1999 by brothers Caleb, Nathan and Jared Followill along with cousin Matthew Followill, Kings of Leon have enjoyed nothing short of a meteoric rise to fame. The band's success in the UK has been consistent from the start — their 2003 debut peaked at No. 3 on the UK charts and all albums that followed have charted the same or higher — and while it took longer for folks here in the states to catch on, the Followill clan eventually attracted a U.S. audience with their rock n' roll sexiness, good boy charm and mass exposure on every stage, festival, magazine cover, and late night television show around the world.