Kings of Leon will release their sixth studio album, Mechanical Bull, on September 24th, reports RollingStone.com. The follow-up to 2010′s Come Around Sundown was recorded in Nashville with longtime producer Angelo Petraglia.
Speaking with NME back in March, bassist Jared Followill described the album as a cross between their 2003 debut Youth and Young Manhood and 2007′s breakout Because of the Times, noting, “I thought we were going to make a really mature album but I’m amazed how youthful it sounds.”
Watch them perform a new song titled “Always the Same” at the Bottle Rock Music & Arts Festival earlier this year.
In anticipation of the release, the band will tour the UK and Europe extensively this summer before returning to America in the fall for appearances at Austin City Limits Music Festival and Life is Beautiful.
Kings of Leon 2013 Tour Dates:
06/12 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
06/13 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
06/15 – Landgraaf, NL @ Pinkpop
06/16 – Nickelsdorf, AT @ Nova Rock
06/19 – Frankfurt, DE @ Festhalle
06/20 – Cologne, DE @ Lanxess Arnea
06/24 – Manchester, UK @ MEN Arena
06/25 – Manchester, UK @ MEN Arena
06/27 – Berlin, DE @ Waldbuhne
06/29 – St. Gallen, CH @ St. Gallen Open Air
07/02 – Arendal, NO @ Hove Festival
07/o5 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/08 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
07/09 – Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena
07/10 – Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena
07/12 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live
07/14 – Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Alive!
08/09 – Bergen, NO @ Brann Stadion
08/11 – Skandeborg, DK @ Smukfest
08/14 – Belfast, IE @ Tennent’s Vital
08/15 – Glasgow, UK @ Bellahouston Park
08/17 – Stafford, UK @ V Festival
08/18 – Chelmsford, UK @ V Festival
10/04-06 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
10/11-13 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
10/26-28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful