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KINGS OF LEON – Mechanical Bull US Tour 2014

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August 1st, D.T.E. Energy Music Theater/Clarkston, MI.

Review/Photos by Jeff Brinn

Some dare to say that the sate of Rock N Roll is on a steady decline in popularity in American  After a 3 hour trek to the opposite side of our beautiful state for a brief escape from our Coast Guard Festival festivities to see Kings Of Leon I was reconfirmed that Rock music still is breathing strong here in the US.

Kings of Leon if your not aware are a Nashville based band that has been making waves in the UK and other European countries way before their success here in their mother country, and now it looks like they finally have a strong hold in the United States. Making a stop to the Detroit area venue, the D.T.E. Music Theater on the 2nd leg of their Mechanical Bull tour and pre-warm up show for Lollapalooza stint simply was one hell of a performance.

An almost sold out crowd were treated to a blistering 24 song set that showcased a wide variety of songs, mixed with a incredible lighting and video show that was visually mesmerizing to say the least. From the first guitar riffs of Supersoaker, KOL took fans through a barrage of rock anthems with a cool swagger and intoxicating vibe that was easily one of the best shows I have seen in many years.  Classic songs such as Molly’s Chambers/Back Down South/Radioactive/Black Thumbnail and Crawl were for me the icing on the cake to a long list of chart topping hits and fan favorites played through out the evening. Fans were also treated to the song “Dusty” that hasn’t been played live since 2003 making the evening very memorable if you’re a KOL super-fan.

Sure I could dissect and critique each song from this ferociously intense concert, but I believe that it’s best  just simply by stating “Kings Of Leon Rocked” – enough said.

 

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SET LIST-AUGUST 1ST, D.T.E. ENERGY MUSIC THEATER, Clarkston, MI.

 

1. SUPERSOAKER

2. TAPER JEAN GIRL

3. FANS

4. FAMILY TREE

5. ROCK CITY

6. CLOSER

7. THE IMMORTALS
8. TEMPLE

9. THE BUCKET

10. BACK DOWN SOUTH

11. COMEBACK STORY

12. PYRO

13. RADIOACTIVE
14. KNOCKED UP

15. DUSTY

16. MOLLY’S CHAMBERS

17. DON’T MATTER

18. FOUR KICKS

19. BEAUTIFUL WAR

20. COLD DESERT

21. USE SOMEBODY

ENCORE

22. CRAWL

23. BLACK THUMBNAIL

24. SEX ON FIRE