Kings of Leon has joined the performance lineup for the "2009 MTV Movie Awards," a network source confirmed Wednesday morning (May 13). The band is just the second act confirmed for the show, after rapper Eminem. The band will perform “Use Somebody,” the most recent single from its album "Only By The Night." Hosted by Andy Samberg, the "MTV Movie Awards" will air on Sunday, May 31 at 9:00 p.m. (live ET/tape delayed PT).
As previously reported, Kings of Leon embarked on a North American arena tour on April 19, after playing a string of winter dates that culminated with a sold-out show at New York's Madison Square Garden. The band's tour wraps May 21 in San Francisco before its performance at the MTV Movie Awards, which will air live from the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal City, Ca. on May 31. Kings of Leon will headline several U.S. summer festivals, including Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and Sasquatch, as well as the Reading and Leeds festivals in the U.K..
Kings of Leon's 2008 album, "Only by the Night" has sold 673,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan, and its lead single "Sex on Fire" spent eight weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Modern Rock Airplay chart. "Use Somebody" is at No. 55 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week.