Kings Of Leon, Secret Machines Make Touring Team
As first tipped here in April, Kings Of Leon and Secret Machines will head out on the road together this summer.As first tipped here in April, Kings Of Leon and Secret Machines will head out on the road together this summer. The tour will begin July 15 in Portland, Ore., and will last through Aug. 20 in Nashville.
Having recently completed its run opening for U2's Vertigo tour, Kings Of Leon are about to begin a short swing of U.K. headlining dates. The group is out in support of its sophomore RCA album, "Aha Shake Heartbreak," which has sold 109,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Secret Machines open for Oasis tonight (June 6) in Berlin, and will be in Tennessee this weekend for the annual Bonnaroo Festival. The month prior to the Kings Of Leon tour will be spent playing festivals and headlining dates in Europe.
Tomorrow will see the release of the trio's new EP, "The Road Leads Where It's Led," which features the title cut as well as covers of the Motown staple "Money (That's What I Want)," Bob Dylan's "Girl From the North Country" and Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks." Secret Machines' 2004 Reprise debut, "Now Hear Is Nowhere," has sold more than 78,000 copies to date.
Here are Kings Of Leon/Secret Machines tour dates:
July 15: Portland, Ore. (Roseland Theatre)
July 16: Seattle (Moore Theatre)
July 17: Eugene, Ore. (McDonald Theatre)
July 19-20: San Francisco (Fillmore)
July 22-23: Los Angeles (Wiltern Theatre)
July 24: San Diego (4th & B)
July 26: Denver (Paramount Theatre)
July 28: Minneapolis (First Avenue)
July 29: Milwaukee (the Rave)
July 30: Chicago (Congress Theatre)
Aug. 2: Pontiac, Mich. (Clutch Cargo)
Aug. 3: Toronto (Kool Haus)
Aug. 5: Boston (Avalon)
Aug. 6: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
Aug. 8: New York (Roseland)
Aug. 9: Sayreville, N.J. (Starland Ballroom)
Aug. 11: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
Aug. 12: Norfolk, Va. (NorVa)
Aug. 13: Myrtle Beach, S.C. (House of Blues)
Aug. 15: Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (House of Blues)
Aug. 16: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Revolution)
Aug. 19: Asheville, N.C. (Orange Peel)
Aug. 20: Nashville (Ryman Auditorium)