Grammy-winning rock band Kings of Leon is set to perform two very different concerts: On Aug. 2, the band will headline an opening-week show at Pier 17 in New York City, as part of the Pier 17 Rooftop Concert Series, which kicks off Aug. 1 with a show by Amy Schumer. Then on Sept. 15, Kings of Leon will headline at the 2018 Music City Food + Wine Festival in Nashville. At the festival, Kings of Leon will join other artists to be announced for Harvest Night at Walk of Fame Park, where they will perform disco hits from the 1970s and 1980s.
The Music City Food + Wine Festival, now in its sixth year, will take place from Sept. 14-16. Celebrity chefs announced for the event include Hugh Acheson, Tim Love, Marcus Samuelsson, Jonathan Waxman and Andrew Zimmern. The festival was co-founded by Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill. The other members of Kings of Leon are Nathan's brothers Caleb Followill (lead vocals/guitar) and Jared Followill (bass) and their cousin Matthew Followill (lead guitar).
Formed in Nashville in 1999, Kings of Leon is best known for the Grammy-winning hit songs "Sex on Fire" and "Use Somebody" from the 2008 album Only by the Night. The band built a fan base through steady touring and radio airplay. Kings of Leon's seventh studio album, WALLS, was released in 2016, and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The band has been touring in support of the album.