Touring in support of its 2014 album Mechanical Bull, Nashville's U2 Lite Kings of Leon announced a second string of U.S. tour dates, including a stop at the New Orleans Arena on April 11.
The band of brothers (and cousin) Followhill formed in 1999 under the shadow of their father's Pentecostal preaching and mother's homeschooling. The band's first album combined tracks from its first two EPs — the southern rock-influenced Youth & Young Manhood, arriving at peak 2000s garage rock revival, gained the band considerable buzz and ranked in Rolling Stone's year-end lists, as did its more pop-forward follow-up Aha Shake Heartbreak. 2007's Because of the Times glimpsed the band's mega success on 2008's Only by the Night, featuring the ubiquitous late-2000s tracks "Sex on Fire" and "Use Somebody."
The band also performed at the 2006 and 2007 Voodoo Experience and at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Silver Lake indie pop band Local Natives will open the New Orleans date. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Dec. 13 at Live Nation.