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Friday, November 18, 2011

Kings of Leon at Rod Laver Arena ,Melbourne, Vic, Australia on Nov 16, 2011 (setlist, news, video)

Well I can see through all the video's on youtube that this was a crowd that knew all of kol's songs! I told my wife this would be a great show to go to as I have a lot of friends on the internet that live near Melbourne,Australia or are going to the show! This is probably where I would go if I had a chance to go to Australia! I heard from a lot of fans that could not believe this band ever had problems this year as they played like the rock stars they have become, though they do not like to be labeled as such!

 I noticed that all their stage equipment was with them as well and after the few stripped down shows in Canada, that is a great sight to see! I went to google maps to see Rod Layer Arena so I could get a better feel for where the boys from Kings of Leon would be playing and it looked to be a big arena! I also noticed a stadium close to this one that was even bigger! Seeing that stadium made me wonder if Caled and the boys were able to watch a real a real game of football called rugby! Since they love college football and their  Oklahoma Sooners! Maybe they even meet some of the big time players and got to see the huge stadium! Of course they might even have had some of the players watching their show! haha makes ya wonder! They did get this picture! Nathan has said he loves to golf and has been in a contest or two! Jared must have been off somewhere planking!! haha or I guess the new thing now is Tebowing!  What will they think of next?

Tweeted by Nathan: “Handsomeville population 4. Boomer Sooner” | Caleb, Nacho, Nathan and Chris | President’s Cup, Melbourne (17 Nov 11)

Lead singer Caleb Followill admitted he had been quaking in his boots five years ago when the US rock group played the arena, supporting Pearl Jam.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Kings of Leon Setlist, video & review for concert at Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Hindmarsh Sa, Australia on Nov 11, 2011

I noticed that no one had even written a review of Kings of Leon's 11-11-11 show in Adelaide, South Australia so after talking to a few fans I will do my best! It looks like the boys are back and stronger than ever and Caleb seems to be actually enjoying himself! Most usually he doesn't dance or move around that much but I have noticed though all the fan video's that he has been dancing and bopping around more than ever on stage! Of course most of us die hard fans will take it either way!

Back in October when the boys were in Canada they seemed to have stripped the stage of all the screens and went to a more basic stage presence but now it looks like all 6 video strips are back along with a few full video screens. Maybe they had problems with getting all their equipment to the past shows? They do have to tear down and set up at each show and with someone driving all their equipment to each show there can be troubles with the semi's or road work,etc that could have been the reason for their stripped down shows in Canada! Of course it also could simply be they just wanted to get back to the basic's after their break and did not want to add a lot of stress to an already stressful first few shows after returning! I for one am happy to see their stage back to full glory! (set-list below)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Kings of Leon new song 2011,2012

(video below)
    Kings of Leon will be taking a 6 month tour break, after their tour in Australia and it looks like they have already have a new song! You can hear parts of their new song in this video below! I love the raspy sound that only Caleb can produce.

 KOL will finish their Australian tour then take their six month break, which should give them a chance to get into the studio and put some more songs together. I imagine Caleb and the boys have already started writing during their small break! I have always heard that most artists write some of their best songs during hard times in their life. ! Canceling the whole U.S. then having a lot of fans angry at them this year and not to mention all the employees who were working for both Kings of Leon and Band of Horses ,had to be hard on them all! So it is quite possible we could all be in for one of their best albums yet!

My wife and I are still waiting to hear from our contact with MTV over our lost tour pass! I think they are probably waiting on kol to give them their plans. We are sure they will be giving us another tour pass but we already lost so much on the pre-paid hotels that it will be hard for us to save what it will take to go this time around! Plus it will also be hard for me to get pre-paid rooms again which will help because they are a lot cheaper per night! We will just have to wait and find out! Hopefully we will have a lot of visitors to this blog and the people who do visit will see adz they like and click on them which will help us out as we get a little money each time someone does! If you are someone who wants to help out and you can afford to then please use the paypal donate button at the top! We would also like you to leave a message if you do decide to donate so we can thank you!

Here is their new song with more below

I hope that all the Australians enjoy both Kings of Leon and Band of Horses! And I hope that they get to hear Kings of Leon's new song. I know I cannot wait to hear kol's new song and hopefully by the time they get back to the US they will have more than just the one new song! I really do believe that we are all in for a great new album from Kings of Leon and I will waiting for that pre-sale of the new kol album!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Rumor of a Kings of Leon makeup tour

Well we are still waiting on the folks at MTV to let us know what they are going to do if anything for the loss of our King of Leon tour pass! (road to slane castle 2nd place prize we won)  I hope there is money involved but I doubt it!

The fulfillment manger for our prize (Sasha) did send me an email yesterday stating that she just wanted to touch base. Sasha explained how that the people from MTV were reaching out to the band to see what their plans were and that rumor has it that kol is planning a makeup tour in the U.S.! Of course, this is just a rumor at this point!  She also said, they (the band) were going through some internal struggles so who knows what that means! I personally think it will all be ok!  I have a twin brother and we say and do things to each other that would freak most people out! But then the next minute we are laughing and all is ok so I do know how brothers fight and that the people around them can make a whole lot out of nothing!

I hope they do get their troubles worked out and come back refreshed in Canada. The only thing that worries me is that they already have a lot of shows lined up so I don't want them to add the whole US makeup tour too soon and end up in the very same place they are now!

The way Sasha was talking, MTV would give us another tour pass but what they don't realize is that we already spent the money we had saved! We are both working poor people who both are not even working in our fields due to the economy! I used to make 4 times what I make now and our savings was all put into the trip to Colorado, which we would'nt have gone on the trip if not for winning the tour pass! Now we are basically broke and when you get paid what we do it is really hard to save anything! I doubt if we could afford a tour pass even if it were 2 years out.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Kings of Leon at Red Rocks 8-31-2011

Well after a long drive (about 24hrs) we finally made it to Denver! The drive here was so amazing as I have never been to Denver so seeing the Mountains as you get closer was such a gift! I was really wanting to see some road runners as I have always heard they were out here but sadly we only saw one and it was on the side of the road and let's just say it won't be running anymore!
   Our first day in Denver we decided to head out to Red Rocks since that was the main reason we had come out here! Driving into Red Rocks was so beautiful but sad at the same time as it reminded me of losing the tour pass to KOL and what a great show would would not be seeing. I decided to not let that keep me down so the first thing I did was park (outside of the hole that you drive through to get to the top of the red rocks amphitheater) and I climbed up a hill and planked on top of a big rock!  -continues below pictures-

So we spent some time enjoying the beauty of Red Rocks, took some funny pics and thought a little more of what it would have been like to see our favorite 2 bands (Kings of Leon and Band of Horses) then we headed back to the hotel to plan our next days adventure.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Man and wife lose 30 show tour pass to Kings of Leon through MTV, due to canceled tour

If you don't know about the contest we won there is more info here kolcontest we were the 2nd place winners which was the tour pass to all 30 of kol's shows in the US for the summer of 2011 now canceled!

Here is our newest video with footage of  the 2 seconds we were in the Kings of Leon video 'Back Down South' Hope you enjoy our little funny video!

I couldn't wait any longer so I sent my tour pass contact another message! Her name is Sasha and she works with a company called pop2life and to the best of my knowledge they take care of winners and other aspects of prizes and contests.

First of let me say how wonderful Sasha from pop2life has been! She has been really nice to me and I know she has been working hard to get an answer for me!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Kings of Leon 2011 summer tour started!

 (Make sure you scrool down to see our twins video with our favorite Band of Horses song off their latest album Infinite Arms!)

Well the shows have started and we are in serious withdraw and in need for our KOL fix! We will not be able to use our tour pass for the first part of the tour due to not having enough gas money! Thanks to the 2 awesome internet friends and fellow fans who helped us out! Actually, their help is why we are able to go to the Indy show, which we were going to cut out, even though it is the closest show to us!

  With the way the shows are set up and us living in Auburn,Indiana, it was back tracking! But the help we received enabled us to add the Indy show! We really are on a very tight budget so the help was a big win for us! Thanks again!

  We will start using our kol tour pass by going to the Detroit show then back home to work the next day! (wanted to go to the Cincinnati show but cannot afford the gas money to add the show)

  Next, we will head out for Chicago on Friday, where we will be able to see the show and then stay at one of my wife's twin daughters home. We will get up in the morning and also get to see our twin daughters and twin grand babies before we head out to Indy for the Saturday night show! I love Indy because every show we have been to rocked because the fans really get into it!! (We have nothing to do in Indiana so when we do... we all go crazy! haha

  After the show we will drive all night towards Kansas where we will be waiting until Monday for the show! We will take in the sights seeing as how neither of us have ever been to Kansas! (Anyone know of anything cool to see in Kansas for free?)

  After the Kansas show we will head out towards Colorado for both Red Rocks shows! We already have tickets for the first nights show because we have been planning and saving for a trip to Colorado for 2 years!

  When we found out that Kings of Leon and Band of Horses (our other fav band) were playing red rocks, I about died! haha  I have always heard that Red Rocks was one of the best, if not the best, venue in the U.S. and I knew we would have to see them there! We could only afford 1 show so winning the tour pass was great timing!

We would love to say we will be following the Followill clan farther but that is where our funds end! It is really great that we have already seen them and get to see them 6 more times this summer, but we would love to end our tour pass in Las Vegas, seeing as the show is on September 3,which is my birthday and we saw them last year on September 3 in Indy with The Black Keys! btw the keys blew us away and we became instant fans! So, if anyone has actually read this and wants to help out,  we would really love to add the show and it would really help out in the making of our Kings of Leon live video! I have been collecting all types of kol video and when the tour is over I am hoping to have the video finished by thanks giving but definitely by Christmas!
  Thanks to all again and make sure you follow the blog because we will be adding videos,reviews,setlist of each show as we go! If you are reading this then I know you are as excited as we are! Leave a comment if you would like to meet at a show!

Happy @followillfriday


Monday, July 4, 2011

driving to the back down south video shoot & up the lane

We really saw some beautiful country scenery when we drove t the set of KOL's bds video shoot! I guess we cannot complain too much about not being able to use the tour pass to see all the shows seeing how we were picked to be extras in the video! We had a great time and look forward to seeing the guys again at Red Rocks on August 31 and september 1. Last year we saw them on sep3 in Indy and that was also my birthday so this year will only be 2 days early! Hope everyone enjoys the footage we took of getting to the beautiful property where the video was taken! The driveway to this place was like 2 miles long and seemed like we were driving up a mountain...well we were actually in the Smokey mountain foothills! haha enjoy

Thursday, June 16, 2011

More news on the tour pass we won as 2nd place in the Road to Slane Castle contest

 I am sorry but this really sucks!!! I received an email with more info on the KOL tour pass we won! Sasha from pop2life, who is handling the contest, told me she talked to MTV & RCA and they said I had to send in a list of the shows I planned on attending in advance and if I miss 3 of those shows the pass will be voided!
   It is really hard to plan ahead and put shows down that you plan on going to when you don't have the gas money to get to them!
 I don't care about having a hotel cause we will sleep in our car and bring food or eat off the dollar menu at McDonalds but we do need gas to get there!
  The tickets are not transferable or I would give them away and at least feel good knowing someone was able to enjoy the shows!

 I know there are people who have it a lot worse off than us and that's why I understand people not helping us out!

Due to the economy and the rich elite playing with the stock market and not caring if they lose anything because they know that they are "too big to fail"

The list below is what I lost!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Our unbelievable luck 2011 and the new Kings of Leon video for 'back down south'

I am probably the same as most people when it comes to winning things....it's always someone else!! haha But this year things have turned around for me in a big way! First off I have never been a guy who enters into contests on the internet because I am so skeptical but I decided to enter both of the KOL contests.
When I read that they wanted extras in the 'back down south' video shoot,I decided to enter never thinking I would win a spot! Boy was I wrong! When they sent me the e-mail back, saying I had won a spot in the video shoot I thought it was a joke...boy was I wrong! They didn't give us much notice but things worked out perfect for me because I actually had the next 3 days off from work so we left that night and drove from here in Auburn,IN 8 hours to Bell Buckle, TN and we had the time of our lives! Here is the official video!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

kings of leon Tulsa,OK April,8 2011

We drove 17 hours to get to this show so we were hoping to be blown away! Band of Horses opened and since they are another favorite we were really happy to see them as well!

 Maybe I am being a little hard on them but I really thought they could have stepped it up a little with at least a few more songs! But, if I know the band like I think I do then it probably had nothing to do with them and more so on timing for the show and other things we as fans don't think about!

 I was really happy with the songs they did play and they even did a cover song of a local artist. Band of Horses have really grown a lot as a band in the last few years and if they keep playing like this they will be headlining arenas in no time! Though I will miss seeing them in the smaller more intimate settings!

Friday, May 13, 2011

kings of leon Austin,TX

I have to say this was a long show and I really think they enjoyed themselves! They started the show with 'the end' off their new album 'come around sundown' which is one of my favorites off of CAS. Then they got real with radioactive and then really brought energy to the FEC with 'crawl'!
Then Caleb said they were going to mix it up and they broke into some great songs off their older albums with a mix in of some new stuff off of CAS. When they played 'Fans' my favorite off of 'because of the times' and I was in rockers heaven! After about song number 14 I figured theywould break into 'use somebody' then go off stage for a bit before coming out and finishing with 'sex on fire' but boy was I wrong! They keep playing other songs! I new they would play those so it really suprised me at how many songs they played before they got to sex on fire! By the end they playe both of the new fan favorites and ended with 'Black Thumbnail'! I really think the crowd was really into it and the band feed off of our energy and the night was great! Sadly it was over before we new it but when you are a fan like me it's just over till the next show! see you all next time!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Kings of Leon Memphis,TN May 4 2011

Ok so we started our journey from Auburn,IN and drove 15 hours strait through to Tulsa,OK for the show and then after the show we drove from Tulsa strait through to Memphis,Tenn for the next nights show! They were really just as good as the night before but it was not as loud as the BOK center was in Tulsa! We had side seats in Tulsa so we couldn't see the lights as well but in Memphis we were in the middle so the new stage rigging with the lights was a huge plus in my books! They are really coming into the whole rock stardom thing and I am loving the ride along with them! If you haven't seen them live then you are really missing out on the days best live act! I think most bands are their best in the beginning so don't miss out on seeing them at their best! (setlist below)

Kings of Leon Noblesville,IN sep 3, 2010

This show had 2 opening acts. The whigs opened up with their down home sound and did a great job but when 'The Black Keys' took the stage they commanded the audience and every single person could not help but keep their eyes on what Dan Auerbach was doing on stage!

 Along with Patrick Carney they both really got everyoe into that great mood to have one hell of a night!

Then the boys of KOL took the stage and I think they saw the level that the keys had brought the crowd to and I don't think they wanted to lose our energy so they showed us all why we were there to see them!

 Caleb turned it all to new heights with his raspy voice and Matthew with his amazing guitar skills along with the rest of the brothers made this concert my all-time favorite of kol's and all around best one of my life! I cannot put to words the energy in that amphitheater and they keep that energy up even after a few slow down drops into songs like 'Milk', we all were amazed at the great time we had that night! That night is the reason I ended up getting tickets to the Tulsa,OK show that was a 15 hour drive!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Kings of Leon Noblesville,IN sep 25,2009

This was one great show! Although it was raining the place was packed and everyone was really rocking to the great sounds of kol! Caleb said he was tired of playing in places where people just sat on their smug asses and tha he would play here any day! Then he said "I'm getting drunk"! They played all the songs off of 'only by the night' and a lot of their stuff off of 'because of the times' album. Their lighting made the whole show come together and I can still see the shots of light shooting through the air while they played  'Knocked Up'. they also played my fav. which is 'fans' and that set the rest of the night for me! As always they played a great show and I think it was one of the longer shows I've been to!

kolfanclub video shoot

When I won the contest to be an extra in the Kings of Leon video for 'Back Down South' I really did not think it would be like it turned out to be! When me and my wife arrived at the address we were given it was a long lane that went strait up, like we were driving to the top of a mountain! Then, at the top, the lane curved around and there were ponds, oak fencing and goats out eating in the beautiful green pastures! I thought we had reached heaven! Then after a long drive that went winding around what felt like a clearing on top of a mountain we arrived at a few buildings with about 50 people standing around! Then behind us there was a limo and the kol tour bus and our hearts skipped a beat!
    Then we parked and got out of the car and signed in. Then Caleb came walking toward us and we all had our eyes on him! He passed us and went on down the lane to where they were shooting the video! The crew of the production company told us we were all getting Kodak video/cameras and that we were going to get to keep them and they wanted us all to film and take pictures. They wanted to take a few of our sim cards at the end of the night and copy them so they could add them into the second video which would be the making of back down south video!