Kings of Leon at SPAC: the Third Time’s a Charm
Kings of Leon finally made to SPAC again on July 26th, on their current 'Walls' Tour, after two cancelled live shows over recent years. The band did not disappoint, and was well worth the wait, playing a set of about 25 songs full of hits, and covering albums old to new. Amidst an ever-changing light show, video screens that matched album artwork to songs, and fog and haze, the band rocked SPAC.
While Kings of Leon is comprised of four main members [and also family members-Caleb, Nathan, Jared, and Matthew Followill] there were also a keyboardist and second backup musician (covering additional guitar to percussion) set in the background on stage. Addressing past cancellations, vocalist Caleb reported to the crowd that they were happy to arrive at SPAC, just a 'little bit late.' The crowd erupted in cheers over the hits, from older songs such as "Fans" to newer songs such as "Waste a Moment" and "Radioactive." The crowd sang along in unison to "Use Somebody" and clapped hands along to "Back Down South." In a live show jam packed with perfect vocals and short but poignant guitar solos, Kings of Leon managed to make up for years of disappointment, and exhibit a level of stage maturity and chemistry that other bands only dream of reaching.
Here's to yet another great live show at SPAC!