Kings of Leon may have cancelled Friday's show and the remainder of its US tour, but scheduled opening act Band of Horses will still make the trip to Charlotte. The Charleston-based Southern rockers announced late Tuesday that it will still play Charlotte Friday, August 5. Instead of Verizon Wireless Pavilion with KOL, it will headline The Fillmore. Tickets for the show go on sale Thursday, August 4 at 10 a.m. at www.livenation.com, the Fillmore box office, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
The group posted plans to try to make up some of the missed KOL shows starting with Ft. Lauderdale on Wednesday and Charlotte, Friday. It released the following statement on its website:
"First off, we're sorry for the lag on updating everyone. We're thrilled by all the support...and have been working behind the scenes to do everything we can to come see you. Unfortunately, we won't be able to hit up all of the places we'd planned on visiting with Kings of Leon. But!!! We're happy to announce that we're going to play SOME SHOWS!!! We're working on adding more and will have another update very soon...P.S. We're hoping to provide a special treat to the fans coming out to these new dates. Stay tuned and thank you."
South Carolina native Ben Bridwell (formerly of Carissa's Wierd) formed Band of Horses in Seattle in 2004. The critically acclaimed band's third and latest album, 2010's "Infinite Arms," hit Billboard's #7 spot upon release and went to #2 on the Rock album chart. The group sold out The Neighborhood Theatre in June 2009.