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KONGOS TAPPED TO OPEN FOR KINGS OF LEON ON THEIR 2014 MECHANICAL BULL TOUR STARTING JULY 31ST IN ST. LOUIS

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KONGOS will hit the road on their most extensive U.S. outing to date opening for Grammy-winning Kings Of Leon on their 2014 Mechanical Bull tour starting July 31st at Verizon Wireless in St. Louisthrough Oct. 3rd at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.  Pre-sale tickets begin April 23rd and general onsale begins April 25th unless marked differently below.  The Arizona-based brothers (by way of London and South Africa) will play a few dates with Alice In Chains along with radio shows this spring and have summer festival dates confirmed including FireflySasquatch and Lollapalooza.   Full schedule below and up to the date tour dates can be found on the band’s website www.kongos.com.

Riding high on the success of their first U.S. single “Come With Me Now” which has spent the last three weeksat #1 on the Alternative radio chartsKONGOS are primed to break big in the U.S.  “Come With Me Now” was the quickest song to reach the top of the alternative chart by a new band ever and now the break-out single is starting to climb the top 40 charts.   “Come With Me Now” is the first single from KONGOS album Lunatic which is out now.

Already heralded by Rolling Stone as one of 10 New Artists You Need To Know and by USA Today as an artist“On The Verge,” KONGOS have just been named VH1’s “You Oughta Know” artist for the month of May.  Launched in 2005, the highly acclaimed franchise introduces promising new artists on the rise and and continues to break some of today’s biggest stars.   As an official VH1 “You Oughta Know” artist, KONGOS will benefit from significant cross-platform promotion via frequent music video plays, a custom promo spot, interviews on VH1’s music-oriented Tuner blog, VH1’s Top 20 Countdown, and much more. KONGOS joins the esteemed ranks of previous You Oughta Know alum AdeleMumford & SonsLordeEd SheeranFoster The PeopleBruno MarsHaimThe Lumineers and more.   USA Today must be right, “The time is Now for KONGOS.”

“Come With Me Now” has an impressive and growing list of syncs which includes promo spots for the NBA, ESPN, NBC Sports, FX Network and on CW’s The Originals.  The band performed the hit single earlier this month on Late Night With Seth Meyers and have made their U.S. TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live in March.  The video for “Come With Me Now” has been viewed over 2.1 million times and growing daily.

KONGOS, who are the sons to popular ’70s South African/British singer-songwriter John Kongos recently hit huge on South African airwaves, thanks to a slew of radio hits off Lunatic and extensive touring across the country.  The brothers are multi-instrumentalists, with Dylan and Jesse handling vocals live and playing bass and drums respectively onstage.  Eldest brother Johnny plays accordion and piano, while  Danny is on slide and regular guitar .

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KONGOS 2014 MECHANICAL BULL TOUR DATES

4/25     Tulsa, OK                     Brady Theatre – supporting Alice In Chains

4/26     Frisco, TX                     FC Dallas Stadium – EDGEFEST

4/28     Austin, TX                    The Moody Theater – supporting Alice In Chains

4/29     Houston, TX                 Bayou Music Center – supporting Alice In Chains

5/1       Robinsonville, MS       Horseshoe Tunica – supporting Alice In Chains

5/2       Cherokee, NC              Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center – supporting Alice In Chains

5/3         Columbia, MD                   Merriweather Post Pavilion – DC 101 Radio show

5/8         Toronto, Ontario              The Opera House

5/11     Camden, NJ                 Susquehanna Bank Center – Radio 104.5 Bday Show

5/12     Baltimore, MD                        The 8×10

5/TBA  Quincy, WA                 Gorge Amphitheater – Sasquatch Festival

6/TBA  Dover, DE                    Firefly Festival

6/TBA  Milwaukee, WI            Summerfest

8/TBA  Montreal, Quebec      Osheaga Music and Arts Festival

8/3       Chicago, IL                  Lollapalooza

 

ON TOUR WITH KINGS OF LEON:

7/31     St. Louis, MO               Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

8/1       Detroit, MI                  DTE Energy Music Theatre

8/5       Toronto, ON                Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

8/7       Hartford, CT                Xfinity Center

8/9       Boston, MA                 Xfinity Center

8/10     Saratoga Springs, NY  Saratoga Performing Arts Center

8/13     Wantagh, NY               Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre

8/15     Bristow, VA                 Jiffy Lube Live

8/16     Bethel, NY                   Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

8/19     Darien, NY                   Darien Lake Performing Arts Center *general onsale 4/26

8/20     Cuyahoga Falls, OH     Blossom Music Center

8/22     Cincinnati, OH             Riverbend Music Center

8/23     Indianapolis, IN           Klipsch Music Center

8/26     Gilford, NH                  Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

8/28     Holmdel, NJ                 PNC Bank Arts Center

8/29     Pittsburgh, PA             First Niagara Pavilion *general onsale 4/26

9/3       Virginia Beach, VA      Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

9/5       Tampa, FL                   Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheater *presale 5/6 , onsale 5/9

9/6       West Palm Beach, FL  Cruzan Ampitheatre *general onsale 5/9

9/9       Atlanta, GA                  Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood

9/10     Birmingham, AL          Oak Mountain Ampitheatre

9/12     Dallas, TX                    Gexa Energy Pavilion *presale 4/29, general onsale 5/9

9/13     Austin, TX                    Austin360 Ampitheatre *presale 4/29, general onsale 5/2

9/16     Charlotte, NC              PNC Music Pavilion

9/17     Raleigh, NC                 Walnut Creek Amphitheatre

9/24     Denver, CO                 Red Rocks Amphitheatre *general onsale begins 4/26

9/26     Albuquerque, NM       Isleta Amphitheatre

9/27     Las Vegas, NV             MGM Grand Garden Arena

10/2     Concord, CA                Concord Pavilion *presale 4/29, general onsale 5/3

10/3     Los Angeles, CA           Hollywood Bowl *presale 4/29, general onsale 5/3

10/5     Irvine, CA                    Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre *presale 4/29, general onsale 5/3

 

 

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