Kings of Leon returning to play New Zealand show for first time in over 12 years

Kings of Leon front man Caleb Followill
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Kings of Leon will play a show in Auckland early next year, it has been announced. 

The American rockers will return to New Zealand for the first time in 12 years to play Auckland's Spark Arena on March 23, 2022. 

The tour comes off the back of the band's latest album, When You See Yourself, but next year's concert promises to include hits from their entire back catalogue. 

The family band, made up of three brothers and their cousin, are known for hits such as 'Sex on Fire', 'Use Somebody' and 'Closer'. 

Frontman Caleb Followill said in a statement that the group was excited to get back to Aotearoa. 

"It is stunningly beautiful. I remember the first time we were there, we were all kind of stunned - it felt like we were in a different world," he said. 

Drummer Nathan Followill said that Kings of Leon were looking forward to getting back on the road after a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

"We still have the same sound man and guitar tech that we had on our very first show and we also have cousins that are part of our crew," he said.

"But, most of all, it's the shared experience of performing in front of our fans from all corners of the globe, in person, that we miss. Let's all come together and celebrate the power of live music." 

Tickets go on sale Friday April 30, 2021 at 10am.