Toronto’s Air Canada Centre to host Kings of Leon

Toronto’s Air Canada Centre will host Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling rock outfit Kings of Leon at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16 with special guests Deerhunter.

Kings of Leon, which features Caleb Followill (vocals, guitar), Jared Followill (bass, keyboard, synthesizer, vocals), Matthew Followill (guitar, piano, vocals), and Nathan Followill (drums, percussion, vocals), released their highly anticipated seventh studio album, WALLS, back in October 2016 through RCA Records. WALLS was recorded in Los Angeles, California with producer Markus Dravs (Florence + the Machine, Mumford & Sons). The album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, is supported by the singles “Waste a Moment” and “WALLS.”

2017 marks the tenth anniversary of Kings of Leon’s third LP, Because of the Times. Released back in April 2007 through HandMeDown and RCA, Because of the Times spawned three singles: “On Call,” “Fans,” and “Charmer.” The album peaked at No. 25 on the Billboard 200.

The critically acclaimed band is perhaps best known for the hits “Sex on Fire” and “Use Somebody” from 2008’s platinum-selling Only by the Night, which was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in 2009.

Atlanta, Georgia’s Deerhunter will serve as direct support. The experimental indie rock outfit, which currently features Bradford Cox (vocals, guitar, percussion, keys, electronics), Moses Archuleta (drums, percussion, electronics), Lockett Pundt (guitar, vocals, keys), Josh McKay (bass, organ), Javier Morales (keyboards, saxophone), and Rhasaan Manning (percussion), released its seventh studio long-player, Fading Frontier, back in October 2015 through 4AD. Produced by Ben H, Allen, who previously produced Halcyon Digest (2010), Fading Frontier features collaborations with Tim Gane (Stereolab) and James Cargill (Broadcast). The album, which peaked at No. 72 on the Billboard 200, was preceded by the singles “Snakeskin,” “Breaker,” and “Living My Life.”

Tickets, $49.50 CA through $69.50 CA, are available online. Air Canada Centre is located at 40 Bay Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit Kings Of Leon’s website, Deerhunter’s website, and Air Canada Centre’s website.