Kings of Leon ramble into town this summer with two not-quite back to back stops on their two-dozen-city tour: They’ll play the Nikon at Jones Beach on August 10, and Jersey’s PNC Bank Arts Center on August 17. Seattle rockers Band of Horses will do opening honors (grab a free mp3 of their track “Factory” over here).
Tickets, which start at a fairly reasonable $31 and $26 respectively, plus fees, go on sale to the general public on Saturday, May 14 at 11a.m. via livenation.com, and by phone at 800-745-3000.
But for the true believers, your first chance to snap up tickets is today, Tuesday April 26, via the Kings of Leon fan club at www.kolfanclub.com, where a pre-sale hits at 3PM.
You also have two more chances to check out Stephen C. Mitchell’s documentary Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Fest last week and features, in its deep delve into the band’s family backstory, wonderfully cringeworthy 1980s footage of the Followill brothers in their self-described “fat stage,” complete with a promotional video “hire us for parties!” video, complete with their parents’ phone number.
It’s an adorable reminder that everyone starts somewhere. The film screens again on April 28 and 30; trailer below and more info on the TFF website.