Kings of Leon headlined the first rock concert that has been held in St James’ Park for a long time, and thankfully the barmy weather remained amazing giving the bands a chance to deliver an amazing show.
I missed the first two acts Twin Atlantic and The Horrors but managed to catch a small bit of White Lies. They played their well know songs ‘To Lose My Life’, ‘Farewell to the Fairground’ and ‘Death’ as well as many more tracks from their new album Big TV. They performed well for getting the crowd settled but frontman Harry McVeigh could have been more animated.
By 9pm the stadium was starting to fill up as fans gathered for the main event, with Kings of Leon kicking off with Supersoaker. The fans got more and more enthusiastic as the show went as Kings of Leon mixed a lot of the older material with some of the new which was great since I’m more of fan of Aha Shake Heartbreak and Because of the Times.
Similar to Coldplay, KOL got everyone to get their phones out and light up the stadium for Cold Desert, it may now be clichéd but it still works amazingly well.
To wrap up they finished with fan favourite Sex on Fire to screaming and adoring fans which wonderfully wrapped up the night. The stadium may have not been packed to capacity but those who came left buzzing for the rest of the night!