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Kings of Leon seek to further shape your musical tastebuds

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    What else is one to do after securing the top of the charts and earning the love of just about everyone, including Perry Farrell? Well, for the Kings of Leon, the creation of their very own label was something to do. In addition to their slew of upcoming tour dates in support of last year’s Only by the Night, an album which hit #5 on the Billboard Top 200 and is currently the biggest selling digital album of all-time in the UK, the southern rockers will spend the summer focusing on their  joint venture with Los Angeles-based music publisher Bug Music, a personal imprint that will also allow them to take the role of tastemakers.

    Speaking about the partnership Bug Music’s CEO, John Rudolph noted, “Caleb, Jared, Matthew and Nathan [Followill] are extraordinary tastemakers and constantly absorbing new sounds from all over the world.” Continuing, “The honesty in their music is what draws them to genuine artists. We are excited about developing new artists together as Bug Music continues to innovate and challenge the industry’s traditional thinking of a publisher.”

    The first album set for release on the label will be Some Kind Of Salvation by Fellow Nashville band The Features. Exact details are still forthcoming.

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    Kings of Leon 2009 Tour Dates:
    08/07 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
    08/09 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    08/12 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
    08/13 – Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
    08/15 – Vancouver, BC @ GM Place
    08/16 – Vancouver, BC @ GM Place
    08/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
    08/21 – San Diego, CA  @ Cox Arena
    08/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
    09/09 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Casino
    09/11 – Mansfied, MA @ Comcast Center
    09/12 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ IZod Center
    09/14 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
    09/16 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
    09/17 – Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
    09/19 – Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum
    09/20 – London, ON @ John Labatt Centre
    09/22 – Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
    09/23 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
    09/25 – Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
    09/26 – Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center
    09/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
    09/30 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
    10/02 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
    10/03 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Ford Center
    10/06 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
    10/07 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
    10/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Phillips Arena
    10/10 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
    10/13 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
    10/16 – Nashville, TN @ Sommet Center
    10/30 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music Experience

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