New York – Tennessee-based rock act Kings Of Leon will hit the road in North America later this month in support of its upcoming sophomore album, “Aha Shake Heartbreak.”
Released last November in Europe, where the act is hugely popular, the RCA set is due Feb. 22 in the United States.
Kings of Leon will be in Park City, Utah, on Friday (Jan. 21) playing an ASCAP-sponsored showcase at the Sundance Film Festival. A handful of other West Coast dates will follow before the band heads to Japan for the Sonicmania Festival, which will also feature Good Charlotte, Marilyn Manson, the Mars Volta and Dogs Die In Hot Cars, among others.
On the day of and the day after the set’s release, Kings Of Leon will be in New York to play the city’s Irving Plaza and Webster Hall, respectively. Eastern and Midwest U.S. dates follow, with a sole Canadian stop March 2 in Toronto.
“Aha Shake Heartbreak” is the follow-up to 2003’s “Youth and Young Manhood,” which has sold 122,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Both albums were produced by Ethan Johns, with the newest recorded last summer in Johns’ Los Angeles studio.