Fans brave the rain to soak in the Grammy winner's set
It’s amazing what people will endure to see their favorite band. Apparently Kings of Leon are a lot of people's favorite band because despite a relentless rainstorm on Tuesday night, thousands made it over to Comfort Dental Amphitheatre to see the Grammy winners take the stage. Bags entering the amphitheatre were stuffed with blankets, umbrellas, rain jackets and ponchos because nothing was stopping these folks from watching the Nashville favorites light up the stage.
The set was kicked off by another Nashville band called The Features, who are signed to Kings of Leon’s record label Imprint. The band definitely had a Southern indie rock vibe and definitely got the crowd in the mood for what was to come. Quick to follow were indie legends Built to Spill. The band laid out a melancholy sound very consistent with so many of their albums over the years.
Not to be outdone, Kings of Leon took the stage for the impressively packed crowd. Nothing about their set was anything but absolutely first class. The band played in front of an incredible lighting grid showing images of the band from fisheye cameras set throughout the stage. The performance was flawless and full of energy. Of course the band played hits such as “Sex on Fire” and “Use Somebody," to the crowd's extreme satisfaction. All of those who braved the elements to see Kings of Leon through the downpour were anything but disappointed.