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Kings of Leon seek to further shape your musical tastebuds

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What else is one to do after securing the top of the charts and earning the love of just about everyone, including Perry Farrell? Well, for the Kings of Leon, the creation of their very own label was something to do. In addition to their slew of upcoming tour dates in support of last year’s Only by the Night, an album which hit #5 on the Billboard Top 200 and is currently the biggest selling digital album of all-time in the UK, the southern rockers will spend the summer focusing on their  joint venture with Los Angeles-based music publisher Bug Music, a personal imprint that will also allow them to take the role of tastemakers.

Speaking about the partnership Bug Music’s CEO, John Rudolph noted, “Caleb, Jared, Matthew and Nathan [Followill] are extraordinary tastemakers and constantly absorbing new sounds from all over the world.” Continuing, “The honesty in their music is what draws them to genuine artists. We are excited about developing new artists together as Bug Music continues to innovate and challenge the industry’s traditional thinking of a publisher.”

The first album set for release on the label will be Some Kind Of Salvation by Fellow Nashville band The Features. Exact details are still forthcoming.

Kings of Leon 2009 Tour Dates:
08/07 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/09 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
08/12 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
08/13 – Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
08/15 – Vancouver, BC @ GM Place
08/16 – Vancouver, BC @ GM Place
08/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
08/21 – San Diego, CA  @ Cox Arena
08/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
09/09 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Casino
09/11 – Mansfied, MA @ Comcast Center
09/12 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ IZod Center
09/14 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
09/16 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
09/17 – Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
09/19 – Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum
09/20 – London, ON @ John Labatt Centre
09/22 – Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
09/23 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
09/25 – Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
09/26 – Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center
09/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
09/30 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
10/02 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/03 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Ford Center
10/06 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
10/07 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
10/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Phillips Arena
10/10 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
10/13 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
10/16 – Nashville, TN @ Sommet Center
10/30 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music Experience

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